Rick Johnson wins BITD Terrible’s 250 on General

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Rick Johnson of Team 71 Racing took first place in Trophy Truck and the overall win in the Best in the Desert Terrible’s 250 race Sunday.  Johnson tore through the grueling desert course with a finish time of 3:43:18.

“We are so excited that Rick brought home this important win for General Tire,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire.  “He’s a stellar driver and a tough competitor, and we are fortunate to have him driving under Team GT’s colors.”

“This was an incredible race, and I’m so proud of this win for Team General Tire,” Johnson said.  “The course was tough, but the truck and the tires were in great shape the whole way.  A finish like this is the reason why we race!”

General Tire is again ‘unleashing the fury’ in off-road performance for 2009, in the second year campaigning its 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 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 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.

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