Archive for Team General Tire

  • Kroeker claims his second career Baja 1000 win.

Baja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) After a lengthy delay, due to a jack-knifed passenger truck towards the start line, the Class 8 division headed out for their adventure in the desert with Kent Kroeker representing General Tire (Team GT). The 2004 Baja 1000 winner maneuvered through the treacherous terrain with one goal in mind, another win. And that’s just what he did. Kroeker completed the 692-mile course without incident claiming his second Baja 1000 victory.  Read More→

  • Burnett doesn’t let broken collar bone get in the way of his Baja 1000 race.
  • Burnett’s second-place finish marks third podium for Team GT.

Baja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) In one of the most strenuous Baja 1000 races to date, Team GT driver Marc Burnett had to overcome a broken collar bone as he attacked the 692-mile course. Burnett got off to a great start but close to mile-marker 222 had to stop for a three hour repair. The unscheduled stop was indeed a set-back but it looked as if Burnett would be able to fight through and add to his Baja 1000 wins. Unfortunately his hopes of a win were dashed, but Burnett powered through 692 miles with un-matched grit and determination to capture second in Class 6 and second-place in the overall SCORE Series championship. Read More→

Davis becomes the youngest Baja 1000 winner and SCORE championship winner at just 18 years of age.

Baja California, Mexico – (November 19, 2011) In a grueling battle to the end, General Tire’s Team GT member Justin Davis won the Class 1 division of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. At just 18 years of age Davis becomes the youngest driver in history to win the Baja 1000. Without hesitations Davis completed the entire 692.82-mile course by himself chalking up win number three in Class 1 of his 2011 SCORE season. The Baja win also garnered him the title of 2011 SCORE Class 1 champion.

“This is so exciting for General Tire,” said Travis Roffler, marketing director, General Tire. “Justin was an iron man out there and we couldn’t be more proud of him. To be the youngest Baja 1000 winner and the youngest SCORE championship winner is just amazing.” Read More→

The Grabber tire will be used by all six Team GT members during the 692.82-mile race.

Baja California, Mexico – November 14, 2011. Team General Tire (Team GT) is ready to dominate the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race. The legendary race, held on the treacherous Baja Peninsula, will begin and end in Ensenada over the course of two days (November 18-20). And with six members of Team GT entered, there’s a good chance you’ll see the red and white General Tire logo roll across the finish line in first. Read More→

  • The 2011 General Tire Mint 400 will air on Fuel TV Sept. 18th, 21st, 28th and 29th, with October and November airing schedules to be announced at a later date
  • Intense, action-packed General Tire Mint 400 teaser hits YouTube Sept. 8 

Las Vegas, Nevada – (Sept. 8, 2011) – Off-road racing fans and adrenaline junkies alike don’t have to wait till Sept. 18 to catch a glimpse of the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 madness. General Tire is releasing a heart-pounding teaser on YouTube that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by the Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media with executive producer Dana Zamalloa at the wheel, the less than two-minute clip will give you just a taste of this year’s grueling desert race. But it’s bound to leave you hungry for more.  Read More→

  • Dawson KirchnerDawson Kirchner tops the podium in Super Lite on Saturday; Robby Woods takes 2nd in Pro 2; Carl Renezeder grabs 2nd in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker takes home 2nd in Limited Buggy
  • On Sunday, Renezeder walks away with 3rd in Pro 4; Woods takes 2nd in Pro 2 and Kirchner returns to the podium to take 3rd in Super Lite

San Bernardino, Calif. – (Aug. 15, 2011) – Team General Tire’s unstoppable off-road force is at it again, tearing up the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino during Round 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Aug. 6 and 7. Young-gun Dawson Kirchner topped the podium in Super Lite on Saturday, with teammates Robby Woods taking 2nd in Pro 2, Carl Renezeder grabbing 2nd in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker taking home 2nd in Limited Buggy. On Sunday, Renezeder walked away with 3rd in Pro 4, Woods took 2nd in Pro 2 and Kirchner returned to the podium to take 3rd in Super Lite. Read More→

  • Currie of Team General Tire takes first Friday and Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
  • Currie takes three 1st place finishes in a row. LOORRS at Miller Motorsports June 26th and TORC at Charlotte Motorspeedway July 23rd and 24th

Concord, NC – (July 28, 2010) – TORC champion and one of Team General Tire’s newest drivers, Ca

sey Currie pulverized the competition at Round 5 and 6 of the Traxxas TORC Series in PRO Light this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., topping the podium both days. Read More→

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – (June 9, 2011) – The legendary 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 saw intense desert action this weekend, with Team General Tire’s Marc Burnett topping the podium in Class 6.

With 254 registered starters competing in 28 Pro and seven Sportsman classes, Burnett left no time for the dust to settle, knocking off his competitors one by one.  Focused on a win for GT, Burnett pre-ran the course for weeks prior, and all his hard work and team efforts paid off. Read More→

  • Renezeder takes first in Pro 2 and Pro 4 at Round 5
  • Renezeder storms the podium once more, taking first in Pro 2 and second in Pro 4 at Round 6
  • Team GT’s Dawson Kirchner steals first in the Round 6 Superlite race
  • Special Tribute to Jeff “Ox”Kargola during opening ceremonies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – (May 25, 2011) – The beautiful sunny and clear California weather didn’t disappoint this weekend, and neither did the action-packed Round 5 and 6 races of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway May 21 and 22.  Team General Tire’s Carl Renezeder stormed the podium, taking first in Pro 2 and Pro 4 Saturday, followed by first in Pro 2 and second in Pro 4 Sunday. GT’s young gun, Dawson Kirchner, stole first in the Round 6 Superlite race Sunday. Read More→

Jeff ‘Ox’ Kargola Annihilates the Competition

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

…taking first at Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series and placing second overall

Ox Kargola and truck

Chandler, Ariz. – (March 23, 2011) – Team General Tire’s Jeff ‘Ox’ Kargola tore up the course Sunday, taking home his first-ever victory in Superlite and earning second position overall in the class.

As the sun beamed over the legendary Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., March 20, the crowd at Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series anxiously awaited the sure-to-be action-packed Superlite race.  Ox, a freestyle MX rider and Baja MX racer and a relatively new driver to the off-road scene, was ready to take on the rigorous course.  Read More→

Robby Woods at Round 15 of LOORRSPHOENIX, Ariz. – (Dec. 16, 2010) – Team General Tire’s 2010 off-road racing season culminates in solid finishes, with Carl Renezeder taking second in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Pro 2 Unlimited battle Dec. 11th, and tacking on a third-place victory in the Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup Dec. 12th at Phoenix’s famed Firebird Raceway.  On Saturday, Team GT’s Robby Woods took home third place in Pro 2 Unlimited and also in the LOORRS Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup, Dawson Kirchner took second in Superlite on General Tire Grabber AT2 tires and Team GT’s Jeff “Ox” Kargola took fourth in Superlite on Saturday. Read More→

BJ Baldwin wins 2010 BITDHENDERSON, Nevada – (Dec 6, 2010) – Team General Tire crushed the competition taking Best in the Desert Championships in three classes.   “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin unleashed the fury this season on BITD and won the Championship in the Trick Truck class.  One of GT’s young guns Jason Voss followed up with a 2nd place finish in the championship and won the Trick Truck class at the TransWest Ford Henderson 250 Dec 3rd – 5th.

David Schneider also answered the GT calling with a championship in class 4400, as well as Louis Chamberlin gave the competition his all and won the championship in class 7-2.  Procuring General’s first championship in a desert racing series since its re-launch into desert racing in 2007, Team GT pulled out all the stops at this Best in the Desert series crowning event. Read More→