SCORE Journal Issue 4 - 2016

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and the All-Terrain T/A KO2. We were intentional about using the KR2 as a study platform for the KO2, which has a great reputation based on the racing experience within SCORE." According to Dan Newsome, The All-Terrain T/A KO2 has its own record of winning races since its debut in 2013, winning SCORE races in 2014 and 2015 in a variety of classes such as the Baja Challenge cars and OE classes. Overall, BFGoodrich has amassed 86 total Overall wins on the Baja Peninsula, won the last 10 consecutive SCORE-sanctioned races, and 20 of the last 21 major North American desert races. UTV VOICES ARE HEARD BFG's latest milestone is the development of the Baja T/A KR2 for UTV racers. Launched by Jackson Motorsports Group during the 2015 SCORE Baja 500, this UTV version of the KR2 was specifically built for the demands of a growing SCORE class of racers. "The KR2 for UTVs demonstrates BFGoodrich's dedication to listening to SCORE racers, and developing solutions to their specific needs," said DeAngelo. This latest tire development allows an entirely new group of SCORE racers the advantages that Trophy Truck and Class 1 vehicles have experienced from BFG's long-time experience in desert racing. But it also highlights the fact that although the rugged Baja terrain may stay the same, the speed, vehicle dynamics, and changes in classes will always bring forth new requirements for better and more advanced tires that can keep up. To say the least, BFGoodrich has by no means reached its maximum learning curve by winning a bunch of SCORE races. It too is moving forward to the next generation of tire development. "We leaked our hand at the SCORE Baja 1000 last year, in that we placed some prototypes with a few folks," said Baker. "We placed those tires intentionally and put them with good teams that couldn't affect the championship outcome. We continue to conduct dedicated test sessions with off-road racing, and find it useful to place stuff that's not ready for prime time in battle to learn what we've have. We're still learning, and while it is true that KR2 is better than the KR it replaced, the good news is that the successor to KR2 will be measurably better." With a rich history in Baja, the SCORE International community of racers, fans, and teams wish BFGoodrich continued success in helping the sport of off-road racing succeed to higher levels and help reach new goals that will inevitably be achieved in the next year, or perhaps for 40 more. SJ BFG INTRODUCED ITS NEW KR2 UTV RACING TIRE AT THE 2015 SCORE BAJA 500- 020 SCORE JOURNAL

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