BFGoodrich Debuts Baja T/A KR2 UTV Tire At Bud-Light SCORE Baja 500
Tire/Wheel Combo Available in UTVUnderground Store Soon!
Oceanside, CA, June 5th 2015 – We at UTVUnderground are thrilled to bring you news of BFGoodrich Tires’ first foray into the UTV Market, the Baja T/A KR2 UTV. We have been lucky enough to check out this tire and do some testing with BFGoodrich and Jackson Motorsports Group and there is definitely reason to be excited!
Jackson Motorsports Group worked hand in hand with B.F. Goodrich to bring the hugely successful KR2 tire to the UTV market and it debuts this weekend at the 47th annual Bud-Light SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada Mexico. Teams have been testing these tires hard over the past few months and the results have been outstanding.
The BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 UTV tires are engineered with race-proven CoreGard™ technology and designed to meet the specific performance demands of today’s high-performance UTVs. Mud-phobic side bars to release compacted mud and stone ejectors to clear out rock paired with a proven race winning tread design offer superior performance in soft dirt, enhanced traction in the mud, and improved braking in loose, rocky dirt. The KR2 is currently available in the 30×9.5×15 size, the size favored by serious desert racers.
“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.”
A couple of UTV race teams including Glazzkraft and Jagged X recently got a chance to put the tires to the dest out in their natural habitat, the desert. “They grip better, they stop better, they turn better ….. everything about them is far superior than the KM2,” said Brandon Schueler, driver of the #1919. Glazzkraft’s Alonso Lopez was also heartily impressed, saying: “Just finished first half of the PRERUN. We gave hell to these tires and look like new. No flat, no issues, everything good. And the course is something else….”
After soaking up all the punishment that the pro race teams could dish out and providing them with the handling and stability they need to safely navigat the desert these tires were finally deemed ready for public launch. Keep an eye on the Baja 500 coverage on UTVUnderground throughout the weekend to see how they fare in their first competition appearance!
We at UTVUnderground are also excited to announce that you will be able to get these revolutionary new tires directly through our store at http://shop.utvunderground.com/ very soon. We teamed up with Walker Evans Racing to bring the consumer a wheel and tire combo with race winning capability and all the guesswork taken out of the equation. Keep an eye on UTVUnderground.com and follow us on social media to be notified the minute they become available! For more info on tire specs and construction, checkout https://www.jacksonmotorsportsgroup.com/beat1301/.