For a tire that has barely cut its teeth in the dirt, the new General Grabber™ MT MT is certainly racking up wins fast. First seen on March 13th, 2015 at the Best in the Desert (BITD), Mint 400 race in Las Vegas, NV, this last week was a big one for the new Grabber™ MT as it garnered two first-ever wins in international and national desert racing.
First, Boyd Jaynes and Brian Godfrey piloted the General Grabber™ MT adorned Fox Bronco to the finish line of the NORRA Mexican 1000 before any other competitor in the Bronco class on Wednesday, April 24, 2015. This was the first-ever win on a set of new Grabber™ MT's. And less than 72 hours later, up-and-coming driver Andrew McLeod battled his way to his first off-road racing victory in the Trophy Lite class while racing the BITD Silver State 300 on a brand new set of General Grabber™ MT's on May 2, 2015.
When asked what he thought of the new Grabber™ MT's, McLeod was reluctant to share! “I’m not sure I want everyone to know how good these MTs really work! Right now, I’ve got an advantage over the other guys with these new Grabber™ MT's, and I want to keep it!”
“Boyd and Andrew put our new Grabber™ MT's to the test this last week,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “These guys raced hard and we’re happy that our newest addition to the GRABBER family is helping racers win big! After 100 years in the business, it feels great to still make champion tires right out of the box.”
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For 100 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. General Tire is a proud supporter of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Best in the Desert Racing Series, Major League Fishing, Chili Bowl, Pro-Pulling, Late-Model Dirt Series, Drag Boat Series, World Cup of Softball, American Sprint Car Series, FreestyleMx.com Tour, Zero One Odyssey, and is the Spec Tire of Trophylite and JeepSpeed. Team GT supports off-road and short course teams including C.J. Hutchins, Camburg Racing, Carl Renezeder, Chase Motorsports, Doug Fortin, Harley Letner, Jarett Brooks, Jim Beaver, Jimmy Fishback, Jim Riley, Macrae Glass, Randy Merritt, Ray Griffith and Ryan Beat.
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