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4 New Tires in 1 Year: Nexen Talks Product Strategy, Marketing Goals

In the last year, Nexen Tire Americas has launched four tires in key segments with no plans of stopping. It has also moved its headquarters from southern California to Richfield, Ohio, to be closer to its R&D center, and has doubled down on its motorsports partnerships and OE fitments. So, how is the tiremaker faring

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How Indycar Tire Production is Leading the Sustainability Charge

Bridgestone is certainly no stranger to advancing sustainable tire manufacturing practices. Be it addressing end-of-life tire waste, investing in rubber alternatives like the Guayule plant or sourcing tire plant electricity from renewable energy sources like hydro, geothermal, solar and wind energy, Bridgestone has made sustainability-minded headlines in the past year with the goal to be

Bridgestone Touts Sustainability, Indycar Commitments at Advanced Tire Production Center Grand Opening

Bridgestone Americas celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) in Akron, Ohio – the city’s first new tire factory in over 70 years – June 22. The ATPC will manufacture all Firestone Firehawk race tires for the NTT Indycar Series. Home to 60 expert tire builders and manufacturing professionals, the new

Yokohama Debuts New Motorsports Tire, the ADVAN A055

Yokohama Tire has added a new motorsports tire to its lineup, the ADVAN A055. Yokohama says highlights of the A055 include: Maximum grip is achieved by an advanced motorsports compound that provides outstanding dry grip for extreme cornering, braking and acceleration on the track. Also, symmetric alternating twin grooves maximize the contact patch to increase dry

Hankook Tire Remains Exclusive Tire Partner for W Series

Hankook Tire returned as the official tire partner for the W Series for the third year. The world’s only all-female, single-seater series continues to compete with the high-end Ventus Race tire at all eight Formula 1 weekends in 2022. Hankook says it has been a W Series partner since the formula racing series debuted in

Maxxis Tire Now an Option for Sports Car Club of America

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Spec Miata-class (SMT) racers in the San Francisco region have voted to allow the use of the Maxxis Victra RC-1 in addition to Toyo tires for the 2022 season. Racers in this popular Spec Miata-based regional series can begin using the Victra RC- 1 starting with the Feb. 26-27

Goodyear’s NASCAR Next Gen Tire Makes Debut at Daytona 500

An engineering undertaking two years in the making, Goodyear‘s Next Gen tire made its debut at this year’s Daytona 500. Goodyear says the tire closely mirrors its high-performance tire for passenger cars and features an 18-in. wheel diameter, shorter sidewall and wider contact patch. According to Goodyear, what sets the new tire apart from its

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Milestar Team Wins at King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge

Milestar‘s team won at the 2022 Ultra4 Racing King of the Hammers – Every Man Challenge Modified Class. John Mathews of Off Track Motorsports took the win in his custom chassis Jeep Wrangler. Milestar says John, an off-road and desert racer, added his seventh podium finish in numerous off-road racing events across the country. He

Richard Petty: The Evolution of Race Tire Tech & Tire Testing

As one of the most accomplished racecar drivers in history, Richard Petty has seen his fair share of tire blunders and wonders. A winner of a record 200 races, Petty has used the power of tire technology to win the Daytona 500 seven times and amass a winning record on 27 racess in one season

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Maxxis Signs Three-Year Deal To Be NASA’s New Spec E30 Tire

After extensive testing by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), the Maxxis RC-1 has been chosen as the spec race tire for the NASA Spec E30 class from 2022 – 2024. Maxxis says the recently updated Victra RC-1 with the R2 compound succeeded in NASA’s tests by delivering an optimum balance between dry traction, consistency,

Pirelli Reveals Three Pillars Behind 2022 Motorsport Season

Technology, sustainability, and support for young talent are the three cornerstones of Pirelli’s 2022 motorsport campaign. This will be a particularly significant season for the Italian firm, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, having been originally founded on January 28, 1872. Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of motorsport, commented: “This year’s motorsport season, which gets

Pirelli 18-In. Tires to Be Used in 2022 F1 Race in Abu Dhabi

Next year, Pirelli will run the Formula 1 race on 18-in. tires rather than 13-in. tires, the company said.