Los Angeles, CA – (January 25, 2016) – Red Bull Global Rallycross and BFGoodrich Tires are pleased to announce a multi-year agreement that will see BFGoodrich become the official tire supplier for the Red Bull GRC series. The agreement will commence immediately in preparation of the opening race of the 2016 Red Bull GRC season, and covers both the Supercar and GRC Lites classes.
“We are extremely excited to partner with BFGoodrich as our exclusive tire supplier in Red Bull GRC competition,” said Red Bull Global Rallycross CEO Colin Dyne. “BFGoodrich’s legacy, both in and out of motorsport, is second to none, and we look forward to working with them as one of our most integral partners beginning with this season.”
NEWRY, Maine – After dominating its desert and short-course off-road race seasons, BFGoodrich Tires shifts from dirt to snow and delivers deep-freeze traction for the third Red Bull Frozen Rush event at Sunday River Ski Resort on Jan. 8.
Red Bull Frozen Rush is part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a progressive collection of action sports events. Once again this year, nine champion off-road racers compete on the purpose-built course, around obstacles, over snow-covered jumps and across the ski slope in 900-horsepower Pro 4 off-road trucks.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The brand that invented the all-terrain tire category is putting its heritage of success in off-road racing behind the largest desert race in the United States annually – the Mint 400. The Polaris RZR Mint 400 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires will be March 9-12, 2016, near Las Vegas.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Consistent performance throughout the race season helped BFGoodrich Tires claim two class championships and a total of 25 wins in the four pro classes in the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season.
BFGoodrich Performance Team members Rob MacCachren and RJ Anderson claimed titles in the Pro 2 and Pro Lite class respectively with strong performances throughout the season and relying on the toughness and traction that BFGoodrich Tires provided. In the competitive Pro 2 class where traction and tires substantially influence performance of the 900 hp two-wheel drive trucks, BFGoodrich Tires swept the top three positions in the final standings with MacCachren, Bryce Menzies and Patrick Clark.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Armed with a performance tire portfolio designed to conquer the hard corners of road racing to the grueling desert terrain of the Baja peninsula, BFGoodrich Tires closed out its 2013 motorsports season with 20 season championships and placed drivers on their respective podiums at a higher rate than a year ago.
Using its industry leading engineering and trackside support programs, BFGoodrich unveiled new race products and an unprecedented race support program in 2013. A new DOT legal race tire, the latest 37 and 39 inch desert race tires and revolutionized customized grooving–from slick to race ready- of its Mud-Terrain KR2 for short course racing, brought continued success to those racing with the brand.
ENSENADA, MEXICO – BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of the SCORE International desert racing series, captured four of the top five overall positions, in addition to equipping seven of the top 10 Trophy Trucks at the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Additionally, BFGoodrich claimed wins in 10 classes, including defending its title in the Baja Challenge Class as Team BFGoodrich’s BC2 team claimed victory by a margin of more than four hours.
Team BFGoodrich Member Rob MacCachren, paired with fellow Team BFGoodrich member Andy McMillin, placed second overall with a time of 18 hours and 45 minutes, just nine minutes behind overall race winner BJ Baldwin. In what was billed as a brutal 883 mile race course, the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 lived up to every bit of the hype resulting in a large number of vehicles not finishing the race. Overall, the finish rate was under 50 percent due to the difficulty of the course and the 36 hour time limit. Four-wheel vehicles on BFGoodrich Tires accounted for nearly 65 percent of all finishers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires announced today the 12 drivers who will make up the 2013 BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions “Baja Challenge” (BC) race team that will compete in the 46th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Nov. 14-17.
As in previous years, BFGoodrich Tires will place several of its brand ambassadors alongside guests and a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Champion to take part in the most grueling desert race on the planet. This year, BFGoodrich Tires will have two entries with a total of 12 drivers looking to defend the BC class title.
Team BFGoodrich members included in this year’s running are made up of veteran racers and automotive experts – some new to the experience and others – wily veterans.
Two young guns, armed with off road racing tires from BFGoodrich, proved their mettle through 14 rounds of the 2013 Traxxas TORC series presented by AMSOIL season to claim class championships. Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies won his third straight Pro 2 title and Luke Johnson dominated the Pro Buggy class to claim his first season title.
Additionally, Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren tallied seven wins this season to finish second in Pro 2 and third in Pro 4. Brad Lovell took the final race of the season in Primm, Nev. to solidify third place overall for the season in the Pro Light class.
Menzies, coming in with a sizable lead in the standings, solidified the title with his third place run on Saturday. For Luke Johnson, it was academic roughly half way through the season as he dominated the year with eight wins and clinched the title in late August in Crandon, Wisc.