Retail

Bridgestone and Deltawing Coupe's day ends early

Posted on October 22, 2013

At the 2013 American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda race on Saturday, Oct. 19, Bridgestone's DeltaWing coupe delivered its longest outing of the year, logging 209 laps during the endurance race.

The team reached as high as third place overall before mechanical issues ended the car’s day on the Road Atlanta course in Braselton, Ga.

The DeltaWing crew again opted for the most durable of the three available dry-condition compounds tire in the race, with excellent results. Co-driver Katherine Legge double-stinted on the initial set of Potenzas, logging 64 laps (162.56 miles) before switching to rain tires to combat wet track conditions. The team used both dry and rain tires extensively before a mechanical issue ended the day for DeltaWing.

“The DeltaWing partnership has been a tremendous opportunity for Bridgestone," said Brertt Schilling, staff compounder for Bridgestone Motorsport. "Although we were disappointed that the day ended early, we were able to run 64 laps on the initial set of slicks before the team opted for rain tires.

"That 162-mile stretch was the longest for a set in race action this year. Overall, both the dry and rain tires performed well in the finale. We have enjoyed the collaborative effort with DeltaWing and wish the team the best in the future.”

For more coverage of the final Petit Le Mans race, check out these links:

"Michelin wins at Petit Le Mans for the 15th consecutive time."

"Team Falken takes first in GT Class at ALMS season-ender."

Related Topics: Brertt Schilling, racing tires, Road Atlanta

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
A big feature of the grand opening at Ron's Tire & Motorsports was a series of performances by BMX freestyle athletes.
Photo

Photos: Ron's Tire & Motorsports Opens a New Store in Idaho Falls

Ron's Tire Inc. opened a new store in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and its inventory features much more than tires. Motorcycles, bicycles, power equipment, grills and even barbecue sauce are sold here. The sales staff is cross trained to sell every product under the roof.  

The top prize in this year's Tire One dealer event is a lifted 2017 Jeep from Falken.
News

Tire's Warehouse: 'We Want to Keep Our Customers Engaged'

The annual Tire One Dealer Event by Tire's Warehouse Inc. (TWI) Nov. 1-2, 2017, in Las Vegas has one big goal: “We want to keep our customers engaged in the value of TWI,“ says Ken Hsu, vice president of marketing.  

News

NTN Adds 627 SKUs to BCA Bearings Lines

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has released 627 new product SKUs in its wheel hub assemblies, seals and loose bearing lines. The 627 part numbers cover over 60,000 applications.  

The Car Care Council is offering this 80-page Car Care Guide.
News

October is Fall Car Care Month

The Car Care Council says Fall Car Care Month in October is the perfect time to reach out to your community and remind them of the benefits of auto care while helping your business at the same time. 

Article

You’ve Got Email: It’s Still the Way to Go to Market, Digitally Speaking

Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!