The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will honor its 2017 Dealer of the Year and induct two new members into its Hall of Fame.
Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Omni United, makes its full season debut in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL this weekend during the “Duel in the Desert” at Primm Valley Off-Road Raceway in Primm, Nev. Armed with three drivers in the PRO Light class, Radar Tires is optimistic about the 2014 TORC season.
Radar Tires has selected to use the LT265/75R16 and 32X11.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 tires for the two-day event. The tires will be used by Project648 Motorsports’ Luke Johnson and Cam Reimers Motorsports co-drivers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris.
“We’ve had podium success at Primm last season and we’re looking for more at this weekend’s Duel in the Desert,” said Gary Blalock, Radar Tires Motorsports Manager. “The Primm track has changed since September, but we think we have the right size and groove in the Radar Renegade R5 tires for Luke, Cam and Ian to be able to charge to the front. This is Primm and anything can happen in TORC PRO Lights. We have assembled the right drivers and the ideal tire to withstand the speed, jumps and ever-changing track conditions.”
This weekend marks Johnson’s first return to Primm Valley since 2008, and the first time in the PRO Light class. As a regular fixture on the podium in PRO Buggy, Johnson plans on making regular visits to the box this season.
Cam Reimers Motorsports has assembled a one-two punch with drivers Reimers and Harris. Reimers is now in his second year of TORC PRO Light and will drive the No. 21 SSI Decal/TiLube PRO Light. In 2013, Reimers made his debut at Primm and scored two top-10 finishes. Making his Primm debut this weekend, Harris, co-driver of the sister No. 22 SSI Decal/TiLube PRO Light, looks to repeat and improve upon Reimers’ last season rookie run at Primm.
The Radar Tires drivers will practice, qualify and race at the two-day TORC “Duel in the Desert” event. Fans unable to attend the race at Primm Valley Off-Road Raceway can tune into the Motor Trend YouTube channel for a live broadcast. The PRO Light race begins at 2:15 p.m. (PT) on Saturday and Sunday. The race can then be seen on NBC Sports on April 25.
Mark Peak of Peak Auto Service Inc. in Girard, Kan., won the grand prize in a recent Jeep Rubicon Sweepstakes from Friend Tire Co., a wholesaler in Monett, Mo. that's a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yokohama Rubber Corp.
Discount Tire has added a store in Sugar Land, Texas. It is the third Discount Tire outlet in Sugar Land, which is part of the Houston metropolitan area, and the 12th location in Fort Bend County.
Every year, Modern Tire Dealer breaks down "the year that was" in its January Facts Issue. It is the first publication with an in-depth report on the previous year's performance.
The 2017 Lexus LS sedan features the Turanza T005 run-flat tire by Bridgestone Corp. as original equipment.
The third annual North American Tire & Retread Expo will be held April 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Tenneco Inc. wants to reward loyalty in a big way. That is why the company has launched the 2017 Expert Plus loyalty program for automotive service providers.
The January 2017 Facts Issue features a record 42 charts and graphs. That includes an expanded "Pricing and Sizes" section.
It looks like Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will be the second tire manufacturer to announce a price increase or price increases three weeks into the new year.
Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has added 14 part numbers to its selection of First Time Fit tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. The new part numbers add coverage for more than 10 million European and Korean vehicles.
Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, 2017.
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has named Jeff Barna chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing and product planning.
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions Inc. is extending its phone order assistance hours to better serve its growing customer base. The new hours are effective immediately.
Everything automotive can be found at the annual North American International Automotive Show. The 2017 edition is being held in Detroit from Jan. 7 through Jan. 21.