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 of Toyota and Mini X-raid, …
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Darren Skilton Pushed to the Finish Line at Dakar Rally

After battling an array of issues, Skilton’s team literally pushed him onto the podium to claim his second-place finish. Skilton’s second-place finish in OP1 in limbo while the world waits for a ruling on a technical infraction by the first-place finisher. Fort Mill, SC – January 24, 2012. The historic Dakar Rally is not for …
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Darren Skilton Earns a Well Deserved Break at Mid-Point of 2012 Dakar Rally

After days of battling fuel deliver issues that would send most competitors packing, Darren Skilton is finally finding his stride at the 2012 Dakar Rally.  The Stage 7 loop starting and ending in Copiapo covered 417 kilometers with the most sand dunes to date.  Competitors have been dropping out at a rapid rate and Dakar …
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Dakar Rally 2012- After Five Stages in Argentina Darren Skilton Crosses the Andes into Chile

On the road to Chilecito on Wednesday, Darren Skilton had to battle for every kilometer on Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally. “The frustrating part is that I know my car is very competitive,” Skilton explained.  “I am so anxious to get this fuel issue resolved so I can really show what the Revolution VI …
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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 Al-Attiyah and 9:51 behind the …
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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 journalist Sue Mead won the …
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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 21, 2011) General Tire is …