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BFGoodrich® Tires Dominate in Rockcrawling

BFGoodrich KrawlerGREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich® tires have taken the competitive world of rockcrawling by the very crags and cliffs of the sport, in full view of the competition.

Rockcrawling is one of the fastest growing, exciting venues in motorsports. It presents competitors, their vehicles and especially their tires, with brutal terrain and treacherous obstacles, has experienced a groundswell of fans and attention. BFGoodrich® Tires sponsored what may have been the very first competitive rockcrawling event in 1999 at Las Cruces, NM, and continues its rich heritage of being the dominant off-road light truck tire in the market. BFGoodrich® Tires has offered contingency awards for many of these competitions in 2002 and routinely provides free repair and maintenance service to all of the competitors.

Vehicles shod with BFGoodrich Tires have been victorious in key rockcrawling competitions in 2002, winning 13 of 23 class competitions in UROC, ProRock, RCAA, EROCC, and CalRoc events. The latest victory at the RCAA competition in Cedar City, Utah where racers Ken Shupe and Kevin “The Moose” Nalley won first place with vehicles outfitted with the Krawler T/A® KX. The current winning streak for BFGoodrich tires in RCAA is alive and kicking at three for three for current season.

The Krawler T/A KX provides phenomenal traction in all types of terrain. From the east coast to the west coast, I have yet to encounter a terrain that my BFGoodrich tires could not conquer,” said Shupe.

“The tires have clearly exceeded our expectations,” said Scott Dishman, marketing manager for BFGoodrich® brand. “Our goal was to develop the ultimate off-road tire for this type of competition. We set out to win and our success so far tells us we’ve made the right moves.”

The tires of choice for rockcrawling, BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM and the Krawler T/A KX, feature the characteristics of authentic performance that sets BFGoodrich tires apart from the competition.

The tread pattern of the Mud-Terrain T/A KM features large, aggressive blocks in the shoulder area for exceptional power in digging through deep gumbo mud, dirt and sand. Appropriately called DiggerLugz TM, these traction bars contribute significantly to the tire’s high-grip capabilities. Also located in the shoulder area are self-cleaning lugs, which allow the tire to maintain maximum traction. The Mud-Terrain T/A KM is available in 25 sizes, including the popular 15-, 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheel sizes as well as a 37-inch overall diameter dimension.

The Krawler T/A KX, due for release in 2003, makes an indelible impression with its own powerful tread pattern and deep lugs offering the best grip in all types of terrain. Serious off-roaders provided input for the aggressive tread design and a race proven, 4-ply, nylon cord sidewall make this tire one of the toughest and best looking off-road light truck tires on the market today.

BFGoodrich® Tires, made for people looking to take control of the driving experience, combine technological expertise with the experience gained in motorsports to offer a traction advantage for almost every type of vehicle and driving preference.