BFGoodrich® Tires Prepared to Conquer Snow At Red Bull Frozen Rush
NEWRY, Maine (January 7, 2015) – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful race seasons in years, BFGoodrich® Tires continues to dominate the landscape of off-road racing as it prepares to conquer another terrain – snow – at Red Bull Frozen Rush. As the tire technology partner for this event, BFGoodrich will provide technical expertise and be the sole tire solution, with the BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A® FR2 fitted on every Pro 4 Off-Road race truck that will tackle the slopes at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine on January 9.
Red Bull Frozen Rush is part of the 2015 Red Bull Signature Series, a progressive collection of action sports events. This year, 9 champion off-road racers, including BFGoodrich Performance Team members Bryce Menzies, R.J. Anderson and Rob MacCachren, along with defending champion Ricky Johnson will charge their 900-horsepower trucks up and down the one-and-a-half mile course built on the ski slopes of Sunday River Resort. Other champion drivers participating include Brian Deegan, Scott Douglas, Chad Hord, Todd LeDuc and Carl Renezeder.
BFGoodrich® Tires will outfit all the participating Pro 4 trucks by creating custom tires engineered from the company’s championship motorsports racing technology for an enhanced off-road experience on the frozen obstacle course. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A FR2 tire has at its core the company’s champion short course race tire and then affixed with custom grooving and more than 700 specially designed spikes to grip and throw the snow and ice, providing the racers with ultimate traction and toughness. These tires will enable the Pro 4 trucks to speed through trees, soar over 50 ft wide gaps, hit multiple jumps, weave through flags and blast around eight-foot tall berms– all while reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.
The Red Bull Frozen Rush will be available for the world to watch in real time through Red Bull TV and as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC on Sunday, March 1.
Many of the racers, including Menzies, MacCachren. Anderson and Frozen Rush defending champion Ricky Johnson, depend on race tires from BFGoodrich in their short course off road racing and desert racing careers.
With its long heritage as an innovative all-terrain tire maker, BFGoodrich produces tough, durable, and race-winning tires that offer unmatched traction and excel in the most precarious winter conditions. The tire brand boasts more off-road race victories than any other tire maker where conquering a variety of terrain with consistent performance and durability are key.
Launched in the fall of 2014 and engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports racing technology, the all-new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, durability and traction for traversing harsh conditions such as gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow whether at work or at play. An all-season tire, the KO2 carries the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, indicating that it exceeds severe snow traction requirements. The All-Terrain T/A® KO2 is currently available in 12 sizes, and additional sizes will be released in March 2015.
On passenger vehicles, the BFGoodrich® Winter Slalom® KSI (Key Snow & Ice) offers better block stability for improved handling and wear, plus enhanced cornering and braking on snow, ice, slush, wet and dry roads. With its state-of-the-art looks, it’s the right tire for all types of cold weather adventures.
Finally, the BFGoodrich® Commercial™ T/A® TRACTION offers exceptional traction to power light trucks through the most demanding roads and conditions, including most on-and off-road situations. Boasting an aggressive tread design, the tire offers an increasing biting edge and deep lateral grooves resulting in severe weather traction.
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About BFGoodrich Tires
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, short course, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Motorsports site at www.BFGoodrichracing.com or BFGoodrich Tires on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/