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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

BFG Announces The New Mud-Terrain KR Tire

Baja Racing News.com EXCLUSIVE!

The NEW BFGoodrich CORR Tire. The tire company launched its new competition version of its highly popular Mud-Terrain T/A off-road tire. The new Mud-Terrain T/A KR tire (size 35x12/50R17) boasts an advanced tread design that is optimal for Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) competition and features the maximum tread width allowed (10.2 inches). The new tire debuted at the track in San Diego yesterday. It will make its racing debut on May 20-21. One of the key attributes of the new Mud-Terrain T/A KR tire is its versatility, which will allow use on both the front and rear axles. The tire features a massive, performance-oriented tread pattern that is designed to be easily customizable depending on temperature, terrain conditions and each driver's needs. The competition tire includes an extermely capable, go-anywhere tread design and technology that gives it the ability to power through the most diffucult terrain and conditions in the world and leave the competition literally eating its dust.BFGoodrich Tires will be partnering with several drivers to compete with the new tire, which will include the reigning Pro-2 Champion Carl Renezeder, 2002 CORR Rookie of the Year, Josh Baldwin and six-time CORR Champion Scott Taylor. "BFGoodrich Tires designed the Mud-Terrain T/A KR tires specifically for the intense conditions of the CORR series", said Todd Steen, Motorsports Marketing Manager for BFGoodrich Tires.Ok, lets talk about the details and some strategy using the new tire. The tire is designed for track competition. Lots of work went into looking at past Mud-Terrain designs and current track challenges. Most importantly, changing track conditions. Heat-cold, Dry-wet and the incredible soil variables. The new KR is using a new compound along with the dynamic-new tread. Teams-racers are being given guidance from the company to cut-sipe the inside treads of the new tire. Not any of the outside tread. So, to customize the tire for conditions, or driver preference, the inside treads will be siped for a custom grip and ride. Baja Racing News.com will follow the first weekend of competiton for the new tire closely and report here.

Today, Josh Baldwin reported he noticed better handling with the new tire, when digging in the turns.