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.
“The SCORE Baja 500 is a huge deal,” said Burnett after taking the podium in downtown Ensenada. “This is one of the world’s harshest desert races, and I’m so proud I was able to dominate this race and bring victory for Team GT in class 6. Without their support and the General Grabber competition tires, I couldn’t have done it.”
Burnett has been drawn to the podium before. A former Baja 1000 winner and a two-time Baja 500 winner, Burnett also took home first place in Class 6 at the San Felipe 250 and first at the 2008 Baja 1000.
General Tire is also “unleashing the fury” for a fifth season of off-road action with the Grabber competition tire at the Baja 1000. Designed with a tough, three-ply Duragen™-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions, the Grabber also features a specially-engineered, competition-specific tread compound. In addition, the Grabber name and General Tire logo are prominently featured on the sidewall in red and white letters. The Grabber competition tires are designed in size 37×12.50R17 for Class 8 and Trophy Truck/Trick Truck and 35×12.50R17 for Class 1, 6, 7, 7 S, Stock Mini and Protruck.
Stay tuned for the latest wins from Team GT, and if you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt.