Supercross Star Jeremy McGrath Roars into Off-Road Debut on BFGoodrich® Tires

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Sept. 15, 2005 — BFGoodrich© Tires has added another outstanding talent to its arsenal of racing stars, with seven-time AMA Supercross Champ, Jeremy McGrath.  With its phenomenal team of drivers, BFGoodrich Tires is poised for victory at the Nissan Off-Road Nationals presented by Lucas Oil—the final two stops in the Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) series debuting in Chula Vista on Sept. 24-25 and, Oct. 1-2.  BFGoodrich Tires is outfitting McGrath’s CORR Racing Pro-2 with Mud-Terrain T/A®KR tires, ultimately uniting two dominant racing forces.

Committed to CORR since its inception eight years ago, BFGoodrich Tires has helped the spectator-friendly racing series grow into the fan favorite it is today.  For the past eight yearsBFGoodrich teams have won nineteen Pro-class Championships and are currently poised to clinch the inaugural 2005 Tire Manufacturer Championships in the Pro-2 and Pro-4 classes.

“We are pleased to join forces with Jeremy McGrath.  His outstanding track record of success and style make for a perfect association, said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires.   “McGrath’s drive and determination echo the way that we build our championship winning tires.

Jeremy McGrath is perhaps the most famous motorcycle racer in the history of the sport of Supercross in the United States. The “King of Supercross, as he is sometimes called, proved to be unlike any other rider with record-breaking high jumps and extreme tricks.  McGrath’s legendary riding skills spawned an entire generation of freestyle motocross.

When I race motocross, I look for dependability in my equipment, says McGrath.  “I am looking forward to putting these BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains T/AKR tires to the test!

BFGoodrichTirescombines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle from ultra-high performance tuner vehicles, sports cars and SUVs to the hottest sport trucks, pickups and rock-crawling rigs in the world.  For more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires has used motorsports as a proving ground.

Success on the street begins with winning on the track and BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drag, desert and extreme rock-crawling.  With 19 consecutive Baja 1000 wins, the most wins in rock-crawling history, and an unmatched record on pavement, BFGoodrich Tires has proven the only records it breaks are its own.  Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.