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General Tire’s Carl Renezeder Charts 97th Win at LOORRS Round 14 and Josh Merrell Takes the Podium in Round 13

Fort Mill, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2011) – Carl Renezeder hit an incredible 97 wins Sunday at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Round 14 in Pro 4, securing his spot as number one, leading points for Pro 4.

While the mood was somber at LOORRS Rounds 13 and 14 following the tragic death of competitor Rick Huseman, teams took time to remember the world-class racer and gave the fans all they could in remembrance of him. Team GT’s Robby Woods honored Huseman by painting his once blue truck green and adorning it with dozens of memorial stickers. Josh Merrell, also of Team GT, donated 2,000 commemorative shirts with proceeds going entirely to the Huseman family.

During Saturday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder took the lead early on.   Fighting hard to lead the pack, Renezeder was forced into second after bumping into another driver. Renezeder battled back, but was unable to regain his ground, finishing in second followed by Merrell in third. Josh Merrell took his first podium finish in the LOORRS series and his new truck and determination paid off this weekend.

In Sunday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder hit the track again, determined to maintain his lead in points.   A full-course caution was thrown when Merrell’s truck rolled on the opening lap in the turn seven chicane. On the restart, Renezeder went inside to take the lead, but was pushed back to second when he took turn five too aggressively and ended up on two wheels. The battle continued and he was neck-in-neck for the lead. Renezeder closed the gap on the final turn, taking the lead and the 97th win of his career, with only three more wins till he reaches a monumental 100.

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About General Tire

For more than 90 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. General Tire is a proud supporter of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing, Chili Bowl, Pro-Pulling, Late- Model Dirt Series, Drag Boat Series, Boost Mobile Tour, Spec Tire of Trophylite and Pro Truck. Team GT supports off-road and short course teams including BJ Baldwin, Carl Renezeder, Rick D. Johnson, Jerry Zaiden/Jason Campbell, Jason/Rich Voss, Scott Steinberger, Ed “Clyde” Stout, Marc Burnett, Kent Kroeker, Mikey Childress, Jim Riley, Carey Hart, Josh Merrell, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Jason Ellis, Robby Woods, Casey Currie, Ryan Hagy and

Jeff “Ox” Kargola.


General Tire is part of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. ( CTA, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, is a company of Germany-based Continental AG. With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009 Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has close to 160,000 employees in 45 countries.

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