SCCA competitors on BFGoodrich tires fight for chance to race 2010 SCORE Baja 1000

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Earlier this year, BFGoodrich Tires launched an innovative contingency program, motivating SCCA racers with the opportunity to race in one of the toughest off-road events in North America – the SCORE Baja 1000.  The coveted seats in a BFGoodrich tires-equipped Wide Open Excursions Baja Challenge race car will be awarded at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. on Sunday, Sept. 26 to champions running BFGoodrich tires in the AS, T2, T3, SSB and SSC classes.    

Among those vying for the desert drive with their skills on the track is Lee Niffenegger in his Honda Civic Si who has been blazing up the Showroom Stock B class all season long.  Chad Gilsinger in his Honda S2000 and Tommy Boileau in his Honda S2000 have been showcasing the grip and acceleration of BFGoodrich’s g-force R1 tires in the Touring 3 class.  Rounding out the Showroom Stock C class, multiple-time SCCA champion Joel Lipperini will be hot on the track with his Acura Integra. 

“Because of our legendary success both on- and off-road, BFGoodrich Tires is uniquely qualified to offer a program like this to our racers,” said Roberts Kukainis, motorsports manager, BFGoodrich Tires.  “One thing we know at BFGoodrich Tires is that those who race on our tires are all about fierce competition, and this contingency program has become a race in itself among our SCCA competitors.”

BFGoodrich’s SCCA Wide Open Excursion contingency program is an extension of BFGoodrich Tires’ already comprehensive contingency program in 2010 that offers SCCA Club Racing National drivers two BFGoodrich g-Force R1 tires for first place and one BFGoodrich g-Force R1 tire for second place.  The contingency program was sweetened for the Runoffs, with tire contingencies from first (12 tires) down to sixth (two tires) place finishers. 

“Not only does this program set BFGoodrich Tires apart from the competition, but it also helps honor the 35th anniversary of BFGoodrich Tires competition in SCORE International’s Baja races,” added Kukainis.  “To have the motorsports legacy of BFGoodrich Tires enables us to reward those who push the limits with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 starts on Nov. 18 in Ensenada and will finish in La Paz, running the length of the Baja peninsula.  In 2010, BFGoodrich Tires is commemorating 35 years of winning grip and toughness with SCORE International in Baja racing.  BFGoodrich Tires has won the overall four-wheel title in Baja 70 times and the overall SCORE Baja 1000 title 23 of the past 24 years, including a stretch of 20 consecutive victories.  More information about the granddaddy of off-road races is available at

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