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SEMA Show, Day One: New General Grabber will compete off-road

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Continental Tire North America Inc. is putting its new General Grabber competition tires to the test. In 2008, the tires will compete in major off-road events.

The Grabber competition tires are designed in size 37x12.50R17 for Class 1, 7S, 7 unlimited, 8 and trophy truck.

"These tires simply grab the dirt and won't let go," says Travis Roffler, director of marketing. "We will continue to refine and develop the Grabber until its official launch at the 2008 Baja 500, but we are confident that these tires will make the off-road racing community sit up and take notice."

The tires also will compete in SCORE events.

Tire engineers designed the Grabber with a tough, three-ply, Duragen-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions. The tires also feature a newly-developed, competition-specific tread compound.

The new racing tires will be available in two distinct tread designs for different types of competitive conditions. In addition, the Grabber name and General Tire logo are prominently featured on the sidewall in red and white letters.

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