Events/Competitions

BFGoodrich Tire Designed and Built in the U.S. to Take Center Stage at Dakar Rally

Off-road-racing data and engineering drove development of Alabama-manufactured BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KDR2+ tire GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 3, 2019 – Seeking a 15th overall win in the legendary Dakar Rally, BFGoodrich® Tires will be supporting two official partners that will race on a bespoke tire built for the challenges of the course. As the official tire …
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Darren Skilton Finishes One Second Behind Nasser Al-Attiyah On First Stage of Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally has typically started with WRC-style gravel roads since moving to South America, but this year the ASO course designers headed straight for the coastal dunes at Necochea for a 57 kilometer special stage to start the 2012 rally.  Darren Skilton finished just one second behind 2010 champion Nasser …
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Darren Skilton Looks For Back To Back Victories For General Tire In His Return To The Legendary Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton has an addiction with Dakar that began over a decade ago.  Since that time he has become the United States representative for the race’s sanctioning body (ASO) and returned to the rally in a myriad of capacities including navigator, support driver, mechanic, and racer.  Last year Skilton and …
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General Tire to Sponsor Three Entries for the 2012 Dakar Rally, Looking to Repeat 2011 Win

General Tire partners with Baja Automotive for the December 29, 2011 – January 15, 2012 Dakar Rally. Darren Skilton, Joaquin De Uriarte and Mark McMillin to pilot the entries. All three entries will race on General’s Grabber tire across the rugged and unpredictable race course. Fort Mill, SC – (December …
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General Tire announces sponsorship of Team USA’s Dakar Raptor at the legendary Dakar Rally

2011 Dakar stretches across more than 5,500 miles of grueling terrain from Argentina to Chile Renowned driver Darren Skilton, Hall of Fame automotive journalist Sue Mead and 4WD expert Tom Collins team up for the 2011 Dakar in their Team USA Ford F-150 Raptor featuring General Tires Fort Mill, SC …