Fort Mill, SC – February 27, 2012 - General Tire has been named a contingency sponsor for the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series beginning in 2012. General Tire will be the only tire manufacturer offering a cash contingency award for the regional series who will host races in California and Arizona. General Tire’s support of the series is in an effort to help foster up-and-coming talent in off-road short course racing.

“General Tire wanted to raise the bar in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series so that’s what we did,” said Tony Talbert, off-road program manager for General Tire. “General Tire has a strong presence in the LOORRS series and this regional contingency package demonstrates our commitment to the off-road racing community. We feel it’s important to cultivate growth from the grassroots level up to the professional level. And we’re proud to continue growing with such a competitive and exciting form of racing.”

“We are excited to have General Tire become more involved in the grassroots short course movement,” said Lee Perfect, race director of Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series Southern California. “Their commitment to quality products and willingness to give back to the racers go hand-in-hand with the mission of our regional series – to provide affordable, safe, regional racing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The contingency package General Tire has put together this year is outstanding and I think it will definitely up the competition level among our teams this year.”

The cash award will be available to the following classes; Pro Open (2/4/Lite), Mini Open (1450/Trophylite), Full Stock Trucks, Pro Buggy, 1600 Desert Buggy, Lite Buggy Class 9, Open V8 Trucks, Ultra 4, Mini Stock Trucks, Limited Buggy, Desert Buggy, Beehive 1450 Classic (June/Sept/November only). Teams wanting to participate should visit www.generaltire.com and click on “Racer Contingency Program” for more information.