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General Grabber SC Tire Debut with Win

Carl Renezeder Wins Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 at The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series on the inaugural debut of the new General Grabber SC Tire

Primm, NV – (April 4, 2009) – Carl Renezeder brought home General Tire’s first Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 win at the first race of the 2009 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series.  Renezeder unleashed the fury on the competition with his new General Grabber SC tires and swept the 1st place win in both the Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 class at the April 4th race in Primm, NV.

“This is an incredible pair of wins for General Tire in the inaugural debut of the new Grabber SC. This validates the effort that was put into the development of a great race tire and Carl really showed today how to maximize the tire’s performance in both classes.” said Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing, General Tire.” This is going to be an exciting season in short course racing.”

“We’ve designed this new racing tire to be both fast and highly adaptable for various short-course track conditions,” said Tony Talbert, light truck product manager, General Tire. “This tire will be a fierce competitor on the short course track.”

“I am so excited to bring home the win for General Tire in both classes.  The tire performed great and we look forward to a solid season on the new General Grabber SC.” said Carl Renezeder.  Renezeder has a long and storied career in off-road racing, going back to 1994.  He has 76 Career Short Course Wins (65 in CORR, 10 in WSORR), including two Pro-4 Championships and two Pro-2 Championships; as well as a Class 1 win in the 1998 SCORE Baja 1000, and two podium finishes in the SCORE Baja 500.

General Tire is again ‘unleashing the fury’ in off-road performance for 2009, with the new Grabber Short Course tire the Grabber SC.  Designed in size 35x12.50R17 for Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 drivers. 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 newly-developed 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 short course tire is the sister tire to the Grabber desert tire designed in size 37x12.50R17 for class 8 and trophy truck/trick truck and 35x12.50R17 for class 1, 6, 7, 7 S, stock mini and Protruck.

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 (released later this year); the Grabber HTS, which delivers the perfect synergy of comfort, durability and performance; the Grabber 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.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com .

General Tire is part of Continental Tire North America, Inc. (www.generaltire.com).  CTNA, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a company of Germany-based Continental AG. With targeted annual sales of €25 billion for 2008, the Continental Corporation is one of the top automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of tires, brake systems, systems and components for the powertrain and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics and technical elastomers, the corporation contributes towards enhanced driving safety and protection of the global climate. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Today, the corporation employs approximately 146,500 at nearly 200 locations in 36 countries.

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