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General Tire Team Notches SNORE Win

Mike Childress/Robert Pickering Win Class 7 in 2009 SNORE KC Highlights Midnight Special

RIDGECREST, CA – (August 10, 2009) -- Mike Childress and Robert Pickering prevailed through a punishing, rocky 43-mile lap course to take the Class 7 win at the 2009 SNORE KC HiLiTES Midnight Special on August 8. 

“Mikey and Robert put on a great show for the fans representing General Tires,” said Tony Talbert, LT Truck Product Manager, General Tire.  “They lapped the whole class and finished 10th overall in a really awesome showing. We are very proud of their effort in this event.”

He added that Childress drove first three laps before turning it over to Pickering, the vehicle owner, with 50 minute lead.

General Tire is again ‘unleashing the fury’ in off-road performance for 2009, in the second year campaigning its 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 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 competition tires are 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 (to be 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.

General Tire is part of Continental Tire North America, Inc. (www.generaltire.com).

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