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Side x Side Roundup

Brimstone Recreation Area Huntsville, TN
September 4th-7th, 2009

The Side X Side Roundup is rolling into Huntsville, Tennessee, and we want you to be there! Over the 3 days of Labor Day Weekend the Brimstone Recreation Park will be turned into a motor head’s paradise. The weekend is absolutely packed with events for the whole family - young and not so young. Demo rides, a kid zone, a competitive arena, a country concert and a extreme endurance race are just few of the many events planned for the ultimate off-road 3 day weekend. Although this event is catered to the Side X Side enthusiast, it is open to any type of off-road machine!

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Bullrun Rally set for July start

Mikey Childress to Represent General Tire in 2009 Bullrun Rally
 
FORT MILL, SC – (July 9, 2009) – Mikey Childress will represent Team General Tire in the 2009 Bullrun Rally.  Kicking off July 10, 2009 in New York City, racers will take off on a seven-day automotive rally and cross-country party that ends July 17th in Austin, TX.
 
Some 100 celebrities and car-heads take part in the “luxury lifestyle” rally event.  The remaining rally locations over the seven days remain a mystery but Bullrunners can expect to swing by some incredible cities on their way, with a party each night when they reach the day’s destination.

“The Bullrun is one of the most glamorous rally events, combining bona fide racers with celebrities and drivers from around the world,” said Dana Zamalloa, manager of public relations and communications, General Tire.  “Mikey is an incredible racer and we know he’ll represent Team General Tire well at this event.”
 
You can get daily updates of Mikey Childress’s progress during the race at www.generaltire.com and on twitter at www.twitter.com/teamgt.
 
 
General Tire is part of Continental Tire North America, Inc. (www.generaltire.com).  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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BLM OHV Park Hosts Poison Spider Challenge

BLM OHV Park Hosts Poison Spider Challenge July 27: Poison Spider OHV Park Closed for Event

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper field office has granted a special recreation permit to the Backcountry Crawlers for the Poison Spider off-highway vehicle (OHV) challenge on July 27, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Poison Spider OHV Park is located west of Casper, WY on Zero Road. The park will be closed to other riders during the event. Spectators are welcome free of charge.

Competitors will be charged a $35.00 entrance fee. Several challenges will be set-up in different locations throughout the Poison Spider OHV Park. Drivers will be divided into groups based on vehicle class and prizes will be awarded.

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King of the Hammers Special: Xtreme 4x4 on Spike TV This Weekend

Ian Johnson, host of Xtreme 4x4, brings the 2009 Griffin Thermal Products King of the Hammers - the toughest one day off road race in the world - to your living room this weekend!  Set your alarm and DVR for Saturday June 27th or Sunday June 28th at 12:30pm EST & PST on Spike TV.  Check your local listings to confirm time and channel.

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Follow Team General Tire on Twitter This Weekend

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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