FINDLAY, Ohio (May 14, 2003) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will sponsor veteran professional desert racer Bob Land in the 2003 Southern California Off Road Enterprises (SCORE) race series.
Mr. Land will compete on modified Cooper Discoverer tires, designed for desert racing, the Findlay-based tire maker said. Cooper said the tires look similar to its Discoverer LT tire, which has a tread pattern designed to handle loose terrain and rock.
The racing series comprises six races, including the Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Mr. Land, who has raced off-road since 1987, also will participate in the Australian Safari, an eight-day, 5,000-kilometer race in the Australian Outback.
He has class wins in two Baja 1000s, two Baja 500s, two San Felipe 250s and two Australian Safaris, Cooper said.