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Team General Tire to Take on Baja 1000

Trophy Truck: Rick D. Johnson #71, Bobby Baldwin #96, Scott Steinberger #7, BJ Baldwin # 1, Ed "Clyde" Stout # 13, Jason Voss # 35, Jerry Zaiden/Jason Campbell
Class 8: Ted Hunnicutt, Jason McNeil
Class 6: Marc Burnett # 602, Mickey Childress/ Robert Pickering
Class 7SX: Brandt Anderson #742
Stock Full: Kent Kroeker

"Team GT has really proven itself during a very a successful 2009 season, and we are confident that our drivers will be up to the challenge of this important race," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. "The Baja 1000 is the event that all desert racers strive to conquer, and we're confident that the combination of their outstanding driving skills and our Grabber competition tires will take them straight to the top."

In its second season of desert racing since General Tire's return to competition, Team General Tire members are well-acquainted with the winner's podium.   BJ Baldwin won the SCORE Trophy Truck Championship in both 2006 and 2008; this year, Rick Johnson won the Baja 500, the Terrible 250 and took third place in the General Tire Mint 400; Ted Hunnicutt took first place in Class 8 at the 2009 Mint 400; Mike Horner is a five-time Baja 500 champion; and Marc Burnett won class 6 "Ironman-style" at the 2008 Baja 1000, and he also took class 6 in the 2009 San Felipe 250.

Real-time team progress reports will be available during the race at  Also, go to and link to live tracking report provided by IRC

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 in 2010); 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. (  As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for the powertrain and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, the corporation contributes towards enhanced driving safety and protection of the global climate.
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