Tracking high and ultra-high performance shipments is not as easy as it once was. Fifteen years ago, the definitions were clear: High performance referred to H-rated tires 70-series and under. UHP tires were anything V- and Z-rated. And UHP tires were a niche market, a sub-segment of the high performance category.
Drivers seeking to make their way onto the Mazda Road to Indy now have an alternate, lower-cost route onto the first rung, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, with today’s confirmation that the National Class will be returning in 2016.
In the last 20 years performance tires have gotten bigger, faster, more expensive, and more important to your bottom line.
A customer walks in with a handful of papers, prices circled, tire brands highlighted. His sporty ride, a 2013 Ford Mustang GT coupe, is parked out front. He needs tires and is ready to buy.
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of our Facts Issue in January 2016. The issue featured an unprecedented 23 pages of facts. By comparison, the facts section of our first Facts Issue was only five pages long.
Hunter Engineering Co. has released a Tire Changer Decision Guide that highlights the benefits and features of different tire changer models.
Susan Davis has been named to the board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Bridgestone executive Amber Holm has been honored in the Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 Awards program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 for their excellence in business and contributions to their communities in Middle Tennessee.
Falken Tires earned a second place podium in the Modified Class for 17-year-old Jordan Pellegrino, who finished 4th overall in the annual Every Man Challenge, part of the King of the Hammers week-long of off-road events.
The Australian Pulsar Racing Association (APRA) has announced leading tire brand Toyo Tires as control tire supplier for the 2016 APRA race series.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. exceeded $2 billion in full-year segment operating income for the first time in its 117-year history. The North American business unit was a big reason for that.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of nearly $307 million on net sales of $16.4 billion for fiscal 2015 ended Dec. 30, 2015. That compares to income of $2.4 billion on sales of $18.1 billion for fiscal 2014.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC expects to break ground for a $1.4 billion commercial vehicle tire plant in Mississippi in a few months. The new plant will be located at a greenfield site in Hinds County off of Interstate 20, two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson.
Pirelli has claimed the ‘Grand Slam’ at the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia: pole position, fastest race lap, and race victory.
Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises announced Wednesday that Parker Kligerman will be behind the wheel of the No. 92 Valvoline/Advance Auto Parts/BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire Network Ford F-150 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) makes its first stop of 2016 at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250.