Team General to take on 2010 BITD Vegas to Reno

LAS VEGAS – (August 19, 2010) – Team General Tire will once again be unleashing the fury on the desert at this weekend’s BITD Vegas to Reno race, and will field teams spanning several classes.

“Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Trick Truck
Rick D. Johnson, Trick Truck
Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell, Trick Truck
Jason and Rich Voss, Trick Truck
Marc Burnett, Class 7200
Mikey Childress/Jimmy Tucker- Class 1500

“Team GT is performing better than ever this year on our Grabber competition tires and we are proud to be official tire of Best In The Desert Series,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “Our teams are fired up and ready to win this race!”

If you can’t be there in person to see all the heart-pounding action, real-time, up-to-the-minute information on the event can be found at; tracking and live streaming video will be available at

General Tire is ‘unleashing the fury’ for a third season of off-road action with the Grabber competition tire. Designed with a tough, three-ply Duragen™-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions, the Grabber also features a specially-engineered, competition-specific tread compound. In addition, the Grabber name and General Tire logo are prominently featured on the sidewall in red and white letters. The Grabber competition tires are designed in size 37×12.50R17 for class 8 and trophy truck/trick truck and 35×12.50R17 for class 1, 6, 7, 7 S, stock mini and Protruck. All teams running General Tires receive free pit support from Baja Pits.

General Tire also has a complete line of Grabber tires for the passenger and light truck market, including the new Grabber DOT-approved off-road tire; the Grabber HTS, which delivers the perfect synergy of comfort, durability and performance; theGrabber UHP, which sets a whole new standard in performance and ride quality for SUVs, light trucks and crossover vehicles; and Grabber AT2, designed for aggressive all-terrain traction in all weather conditions.

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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, Ted Hunnicutt, Marc Burnett, Kent Kroeker, Mikey Childress, Carey Hart, Josh Merrell, Robby Woods 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 employs approximately 134,500 in 46 countries.

Media Contacts:

Dana Zamalloa
Manager, PR and Communications
Continental Tire North America, Inc.
1830 MacMillan Park Dr.
Fort Mill, SC 29716
Phone: 704-583-8165
E-mail: [email protected]

Abbey Linville
PR/Marketing Coordinator
Crowl, Montgomery & Clark
123 Wilbur Dr., NE
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-494-6999, ext. 207
E-mail: [email protected]