Gymkhana GRID Announces Discount Tire/America’s Tire as Official Tire Retailer of The Ken Block Gymkhana Invitational

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San Diego, November 15, 2010: – Gymkhana GRID is proud to announce Discount Tire/America’s Tire as event sponsor and official tire retailer of the inaugural Ken Block Gymkhana Invitational event being held at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on December 3rd and 4th 2010.

Discount Tire/America’s Tire will be on-site to support the first ever Gymkhana GRID Ken Block Invitational kicking off at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA. Competitors will range from rally racers such as Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard, to drifters like Daijiro Yoshihara, Stephan Verdier and Joon Maeng. Drivers will face off against Ken Block on a new Gymkhana course for exciting head to head racing action. This event will be the first of its kind, promising to not only to provide competitors with a new and exciting racing format, but also to give spectators a true, all-out, tire-smoking, sideways-sliding race. And all of this is just a glimpse of what will be coming from Gymkhana Grid in 2011.

“Having Discount Tire on board as the official tire retailer of the Ken Block Invitational is a giant step in the right direction for us,” said Chris Willard, president and founder of Gymkhana GRID. “They have been involved with motorsports for some time now, and their endorsement of Gymkhana as a motorsprot is very exciting for all us here at Gymkhana GRID!”
For more information on the Gymkhana Grid Racing Series and the Ken Block Gymkhana Invitational visit

About Discount Tire
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer. Also known as America’s Tire in Oregon and some parts of California, Discount Tire currently operates more than 780 stores across the country. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Discount Tire serving customers as their trusted tire retailer in local markets across the U.S. For more information about Discount Tire and America’s Tire, or for career opportunities, visit

About Gymkhana GRID
Gymkhana GRID is creating the first ever stadium style spectator driven Gymkhana racing series in North America. This series will give pro drivers and grass roots racers a place to test their ability in “grip” and “drift” on a closed Gymkhana course in front of thousands of fans. Gymkhana GRID seeks to be more than a one-off event. With a full event program planed for 2011, Gymkhana GRID will bring the action of Gymkhana racing to a venue near you.

For sponsorship information please contact:
Zack Sugarman
Wasserman Media Group.

For more Gymkhana Grid & The Ken Block Invitational information please contact:
Chris Willard

For all media requests please contact:
Laura Sokolosky


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