Bridgestone Rider Tedesco Crowned Champion In The 125cc Western Division

Nashville, Tenn. (April 21, 2004) ¿ Last weekend in Irving, Tex., Ivan Tedesco (Kawasaki) rode into victory in the AMA THQ Supercross Series 125cc Western Division. Winning six out of seven events, he completed this series with a total of 172 points.  The Bridgestone-shod rider will now face off against James ¿Bubba¿ Stewart, also a Bridgestone rider and champion of the 125cc Eastern Division, in the Las Vegas 125cc Shootout.

¿It¿s not a coincidence that Bridgestone riders won the championship in both the Western Division and Eastern Division,¿ said Bob Graham, Motorcycle and Kart Manager, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC.  ¿Bridgestone is 100% committed to winning by developing the most advanced technology for competitive dirt racing.  We¿re incredibly proud of Ivan¿s outstanding performance this season.¿

Nashville-based Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world¿s largest tire and rubber company.  BFNT develops, manufactures, and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires.  The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, agricultural, motorcycle and other tires to its customers in North America.