News from the General Tire Mint 400
When “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin rolled up to the starting line at the General Tire Mint 400 race this past weekend, he sported a new look. Baldwin’s No. 1 trophy truck “Rampage” has been redesigned with sleek new red, grey and black paint that’s amped up with stylized skull accents to match the team’s logo.
“It’s a new year, and it seemed like the right time to go for a more aggressive look for Rampage,” Baldwin said. “We were excited to unveil the new look here in Las Vegas at the General Tire Mint 400.”
“When fans saw the new look of BJ’s truck, it was like nothing they’ve ever seen in the desert,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “The look of this truck sums up perfectly the idea that General Tire is ‘unleashing the fury’ in off-road competition. BJ is an extremely accomplished driver, and we are more than thrilled to have him as a member of Team General Tire.”
Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Wins Class 8 – The General Grabber competition tires took first place in class 8 at the legendary General Tire Mint 400 race in Las Vegas. Driver Ted Hunnicutt, Jr. of Synergy Motorsports captured the class win from an accomplished group of class 8 drivers. Hunnicutt’s Toyota Tundra was shod with 37x12.50R17 General Grabber competition tires.
“This day has been so rewarding,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “Hunnicutt is an unbelievable driver and we couldn’t be more impressed with his win today.”
“This race was intense this year. The course was challenging but with the efforts of my team and the support of General Tire we brought home a win!” Hunnicut said.
Kent Kroeker Wins Stock Full Class – The General Grabber competition tires took home another first place win in the Stock Full class at the legendary General Tire Mint 400 race in Las Vegas. Kent Kroeker of KORE Racing piloted his General Tire 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, powered by a 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 shod with General Grabber competition tires to a solid win.
“We are excited about Kent’s first place win on the General Grabber competition tire,” said Tony Talbert, light truck product manager, General Tire. “This race was very challenging, however the tires performed well under such rigorous conditions.”
“The Mint 400 course is difficult and we are amazed at the abuse the General Grabber competition tires took,” Kroeker said.