PARKER, Ariz., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin scored the first Best In The Desert (BITD) podium of the 2010 season on General Grabber Competition Tires at the Parker 425 race. BJ Baldwin prevailed through the rain and mud, at the season opener of BITD to take the win BJ style – strong and aggressive.
"We are very excited about BJ's win at the BITD Parker 425," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. "Taking home the win right out of the blocks has set a precedent for our entire team! BJ is such a strong driver and we expect awesome things from him this year!"
"This is a very important win for me," stated BJ Baldwin, Baldwin Motorsports. "I felt really good going into the race after driving for several days at Dakar. The tires performed awesome, my crew was on it and I wanted this win bad. This is going to be a great season for Baldwin Motorsports!"
General Tire is again 'unleashing the fury' in off-road performance for 2010, in the third 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 has over 90 years of offers 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 FreestyleMx.com 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, Tedd Hunnicutt, Marc Burnett, Kent Kroeker, Mickey Childress, Carey Hart, Josh Merrell, Robby Woods and Sean Geiser.
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SOURCE General Tire