PRESS ROOM / Article

11 2013

BFGOODRICH® TIRES NAMED OFFICIAL TIRE OF EVOLUTION PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL

GREENVILLE, S.C.

BFGoodrich® Tires has signed on to become the Official Tire of the Evolution Performance Driving School, North America’s preeminent autocross school, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Offering four levels of instruction and touting national caliber instructors, Evolution Performance Driving School trains participants from the beginning autocross driver to those competing for national championships.

“For 20 years, Evolution has been the nation’s leader in autocross driving instruction,” said Peter Calhoun, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “It was only natural for BFGoodrich to partner with Evolution with the launch of the new g-Force™ Rival® and the growing popularity of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) street touring and road tire autocross classes.”

The agreement also names BFGoodrich as the presenting sponsor of Evolution’s involvement with the SCCA and the Tire Rack Match Tour events to be called the Evolution Super Shootout presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

The racing events pit 64 cars in an elimination bracket competition to be held at all eight Match Tour events in Cecil, Ga., Wilmington, Ohio, Peru, Ind., Mineral Wells, Texas, Fountain, Colo., Milwaukee, Wis., Ayer, Mass., Blytheville, Ark. and St. George, Utah.

"The partnership between BFGoodrich and the Evolution Performance Driving School brings together more than 50 years of experience in winning championships,” said Mike “Junior” Johnson, president of Evolution Performance Driving School. “As motorsports enthusiasts it really doesn’t get much better than that.

Earlier this year, BFGoodrich Tires announced an extension of its partnership with SCCA as the “Official Street Tire of the SCCA” and as title sponsor of the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour club racing events.