BRIGESTONE’S WINNING THE 250 CLASS–FEB 26

BRIGESTONE’S WINNING THE 250 CLASS–FEB 26


(press release–photo by Frank Hoppen)
Nashville, Tenn. (February 24, 2004) — The numbers speak for themselves. This year is Bridgestone?s banner year in the AMA Supercross 250cc class with the top four points leaders all riding exclusively on Bridgestone tires. Through the first eight events of the 2004 Supercross season, every podium finish has been claimed by a rider equipped with Bridgestone tires.

As of today, midway in the season, Chad Reed (Factory Yamaha) is the points leader with 191 points to his credit followed by Kevin Windham (Factory Connection/Honda) at 168 points, David Vuillemin (Factory Yamaha) at 152 points and Mike LaRocco (Factory Connection/Honda) at 147 points; all riding on Bridgestone tires.

Bridgestone is very close to claiming another championship season in the 250 AMA Supercross competition, which would make Bridgestone the winner of six AMA 250 Supercross titles in eight years (Jeff Emig, 1997; Jeremy McGrath, 1998-1999-2000; Ricky Carmichael, 2001).
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Bob Graham, Manager of Bridgestone/Firestone Motorcycle and Kart programs, says, “Our technology developed for off-road competition is unsurpassed. It is a credit to the cooperation between our tech team and the riders that we continue to develop off-road tires that can take the abuse season after season for podium win after podium win.”

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.

 

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