FORT MILL, SC – (June 25, 2009) – Short-course off-road racing fans can track the progress of their favorite Team General Tire drivers on Twitter during this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series event at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex, Lake Elsinore, CA.
Beginning with the start of the event on Saturday, June 27, race fans and followers can log onto www.twitter.com/teamgt for up-to-the-minute progress reports for all of the Team GT drivers.
“Twitter is the ultimate application for conveying real-time results to our fans,” said Dana Zamalloa, manager of PR and communications, General Tire. “It’s a great way for fans to get up to the minute updates on the team’s progress during the race, and it will put them right at the podium at the finish!”
General Tire is again ‘unleashing the fury’ in off-road performance for 2009, with the new Grabber Short Course tire, the Grabber SC, designed in size 35x12.50R17 for Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 drivers. Engineered with a tough, three-ply Duragen™-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions, the Grabber SC 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 SC is the sister tire to the Grabber desert tire 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
). CTNA, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, is a company of Germany-based Continental AG. General Tire is part of Continental Tire North America, Inc. CTNA, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, is a company of Germany-based Continental AG. With sales exceeding €24 billion in 2008, the Continental Corporation is one of the top automotive suppliers worldwide. 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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