BFGoodrich Tires reign supreme at first U.S. RallyCar RallyCross
Nerves and anticipation ran high this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) as BFGoodrich Tires made an impressive splash at the first ever U.S. RallyCar RallyCross event. BFGoodrich Tires dominated the marquee All-Wheel Drive (AWD) class as drivers took advantage of the grip, acceleration and toughness of their BFGoodrich tires sweeping all three podium spots, with X Games champion Tanner Foust (Ford) coming in first, closely followed by Travis Pastrana (Subaru) and Dave Mirra (Subaru).
“First off, congratulations to the RallyCar organization, all of the teams and sponsors who helped make the U.S. RallyCar RallyCross debut a huge success,” said Roberts Kukainis, motorsports manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We’re excited with the drivers’ performance supported by BFGoodrich tires’ exceptional grip on the tarmac. This is the same grip that BFGoodrich has brought to motorsports for more than 40 years and we are proud to bring this grip to this inaugural event.”
Being the first event of the series, teams were eager to test the different types of BFGoodrich tires on the approximately 85 percent tarmac and 15 percent dirt surface. The BFGoodrich tires demonstrated their exceptional grip, acceleration and toughness as they provided supreme traction to the 450-plus horsepower vehicles that tore through the dirt corners and made the aggressive transitions to tarmac seamlessly.