General Tire results from the Tecate Baja 1000
Team General Tire and the General Tire Grabber competition tire took on the desert once more at the 43rd annual Tecate Baja 1000, which stretches from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico, and results in the longest version of the SCORE Baja 1000 known as the Peninsula Run.
Finishing at the top, was the unstoppable team of Kent Kroeker, who placed second in Class 8 and “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin who took home fourth place in Trophy Truck.
For the first time in Baja history, a TrophyLite truck won first place in Class 7-2. Jim Riley, Rick L. Johnson and Matt Dowland took the leading position in the TrophyLite, driving the entire race on General Tire AT2 tires. Stealing first place in the Stock Engine Truck class, Mike McCarthy, Robbie McCarthy, and Greg Crowther charged the finish line in their Ford V-6 Eco Boost F-150 on General Tire Grabber tires.
In the Pro Truck class, the top finishers were Rob Reinertson, Rob Clouser and Bob Neth in their Ford F-150; taking home second was Nils Castillo, Joe Custer and Gene Haas in their Chevy Silverado; and third place went to Troy Vest, Geno Lecitra, Alan Levinson and Doug Poole also driving a Chevy Silverado. The General Grabber is the spec tire of the Pro Truck class.
“This was an exciting Baja 1000,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “It’s a thrilling experience to come out and see Team GT have such a strong presence at this event and watch our Grabber competition tire take the abuse of the Baja 1000 course. We’re impressed with the team’s performance this year and can’t wait for the 2011 off-road racing season.”