General Tire Dominates the Best in the Desert Championship

"Ballistic" BJ Baldwin wins the Best in the Desert Championship (BITD) in class Trick Truck

Jason/Rich Voss take the win at BITD TransWest Ford Henderson 250 in Trick Truck and finish 2nd in the BITD Championship

David Schneider BITD championship in class 4400

Louis Chamberlin BITD championship in class 7-2

Dec 06, 2010, 17:47 ET from General Tire

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Team General Tire crushed the competition taking Best in the Desert Championships in three classes.   "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin unleashed the fury this season on BITD and won the Championship in the Trick Truck class.  One of GT's young guns Jason Voss followed up with a 2nd place finish in the championship and won the Trick Truck class at the TransWest Ford Henderson 250 Dec 3rd – 5th.  David Schneider also answered the GT calling with a championship in class 4400, as well as Louis Chamberlin gave the competition his all and won the championship in class 7-2.  Procuring General's first championship in a desert racing series since its re-launch into desert racing in 2007, Team GT pulled out all the stops at this Best in the Desert series crowning event.  

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Stealing the off-road racing spotlight in 2010, "Ballistic" BJ Baldwin and co-driver Johnny Nelson had their sights set on a championship in the Best in the Desert Series since the beginning of the season and accomplished the goal the "BJ Baldwin way," no-holds-barred all-out ballistic racing all season.  

"I was on a mission this year.  I wanted to be the first General Tire racer to bring them a championship and I am proud to say we accomplished the goal and brought the fans some exciting racing all season," said BJ Baldwin, Baldwin Motorsports. "The Grabbers performed excellent all year and are a huge factor in my winning strategy.  My team is so pumped on winning this championship and we are looking forward to dropping the hammer again on the competition next season."

And Baldwin is no stranger to victory.  His results for the 2010 season have been: first place at the BITD Parker 425; second place in teammate Bobby Baldwin's truck at the 2010 SNORE Mint 400; and second place overall at the BITD Blue Water Challenge Race in Parker, Ariz; as well as securing a 4th place finish in the SCORE Baja 1000.

The unstoppable team of Jason and Rich Voss walked away with an incredible second place in the Best in the Desert championship and earned first place in Trick Truck at the Henderson 250.

"These wins are exactly how we wanted to end the 2010 off-road season," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire.  "Our performance here proves that Team GT isn't going anywhere.  We've made our mark on the desert with some of the best drivers and best tires in the industry and we are here to stay.  We are extremely proud of our entire Team GT results and look forward to an outstanding 2011 off-road season."

Driving on General Tire Grabber Competition tires, David Schneider won the BITD championship in class 4400.  Louis Chamberlin, sporting the invincible Grabber AT2 tires, won the BITD championship in class 7-2.

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