Desert Racing Fans Can Watch First-Ever Live Coverage from the Baja 500

"Ballistic" BJ Baldwin's Trophy Truck to Stream Live In-Cab Video

Jun 04, 2010, 19:53 ET from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Desert race fans can catch all the racing action live as it's happening, from inside the cab of a Trophy Truck at this weekend's SCORE Tecate Baja 500 race.

For the first time ever, "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin's Trophy Truck will be equipped with live streaming video, to capture all of the sound and fury of one of the desert's most exciting events.

Log onto to catch all of the action starting Saturday, June 5, 2010.

"This is the first time we've ever been able to present live, streaming video from the Baja 500, and we're very excited to showcase our premier driver, BJ Baldwin," said Dana Zamalloa, manager of public relations, General Tire.  "This will truly give race fans a bird's-eye view of what really happens during a race, and with BJ's driving skills, it should be quite a show!"

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 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.

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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, Mickey Childress, Carey Hart, Josh Merrell, Robby Woods and Sean Geiser.  

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 euro 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 138,000 in 46 countries.

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