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Jackson Motorsports Group Unveils BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 UTV Tire at the 47th Annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 5, 2015) — Leading motorsports and events company and race tire distributor, Jackson Motorsports Group (JMG), is proud to launch the BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR2 UTV tire at the 47th Annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.

Engineered with race-proven CoreGard™ technology, the BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR2 UTV (30x9.5x15) is the first UTV- specific tire produced by BFGoodrich. It is designed specifically for the performance demands of today’s UTVs, offering superior performance and increased mobility in soft soils, enhanced traction in mud and improved braking in loose and rocky soil.

“We have developed a winner in the KR2 desert race tire,” said Chris Baker, BFGoodrich Racing Director. “It’s become sought after in several classes from Trophy Trucks to Class 1 and Class 10. Our BFGoodrich race tire engineers have been able to design the tire so it meets various specifications while maintaining the toughness and performance needed in the desert. With the KR2 now available in the growing UTV race class, we continue charging forward with our goal of providing the best desert race tires to the broadest collection of racers. The KR2 is on its way to becoming the go-to race tire in the desert.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with BFGoodrich Tires to launch their first UTV-specific tire,” said Todd Steen, executive Director of Sales for JMG. Steen continues, ”We knew it was a huge request — asking them to engineer a durable, UTV-specific tire that is lightweight, offers a long oval footprint for better feedback in the corners, and a tread face that conforms to the infinite terrain possibilities drivers encounter in off-road environments. In doing so, we upped the ante by asking them to develop a 30” tire, one the market aspires to use once they’re serious about competition and winning races. Our testing prior to this weekend’s Baja 500 made it clear that BFGoodrich succeeded in bringing all that we asked for and more!”

Jackson Motorsports is the exclusive provider for BFGoodrich Tires’ non-DOT off-road race tires, and is excited to offer the new Baja T/A KR2 UTV as part of our portfolio. Racers and UTV enthusiasts can learn more about these tires by calling 1.800.RACEBFG or visiting www.beat1301.com.

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