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BFGoodrich Tires Takes Overall Victory in SCORE Baja 1000

Cameron Steele / Pat Dean – SCORE Baja 1000 Winners (photo by Larry Chen)

ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, Nov. 26, 2018 — BFGoodrich® Tires took first place in the Trophy Truck class as the fastest four-wheel vehicle in the 51st SCORE Baja 1000 with Cameron Steele winning the grueling contest on BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR3 tires.

Eight of the top 10 Trophy Truck finishers raced on BFGoodrich tires, marking the 30th overall win for the brand in the Baja 1000.

BFGoodrich this year offered a $25,000 contingency prize to the overall four-wheel winner racing on its tires. As Steele popped a bottle of celebratory champagne on the podium, he acknowledged his tires’ role in his first Baja 1000 victory.

“BFGoodrich gave us the opportunity to race with them three years ago, and it changed everything,” Steele said alongside co-driver Pat Dean.  

The other top 10 Trophy Truck finishers racing on BFGoodrich included Rob MacCachren, Dan McMillin, Bryce Menzies, Kevin Thompson, Zak Langley, Robbie Pierce and Tim Herbst.

The milestone Baja 1000 win highlighted BFGoodrich’s desert racing dominance, with additional wins in 11 other classes including COPS Racing in Class 1, Bryce Swaim in Trophy Truck Spec, Bruce Yee in Class 1/2 1600 and Larry McRae in the Baja Challenge.

“This was a special win for us and Cameron,” said Peter Calhoun, BFGoodrich motorsports manager. “Our 30th overall win in the Baja 1000 is a significant milestone that saw a variety of our tires bringing victories the racers who trust us to get them over the finish line.”

Team BFGoodrich dedicated the Baja Challenge win to late team member Bill Weber, who was a longtime friend of the brand. The team – including Larry McRae, Kyle Tucker, Lance Clifford, Mike Johnson, Brian Finch, Brad Lovell and Jay Jukupka – won on the new BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3, proving again the commercially available tire is tough enough to win in Baja.

About BFGoodrich® Tires

With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 45 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences, from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain, with one common theme — extreme performance. Upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Instagram or Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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