Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
Morning rains gave way to sunshine and a hot, dry race Sunday allowing Michelin and its technical partner teams from Corvette Racing, SRT Dodge Viper, BMW and Porsche to shine brightly in both conditions as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship made its Canadian debut at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Michelin teams combined to take the top seven positions in the rugged GT Le Mans (GTLM) class as Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia reeled off a fourth consecutive class victory in the two hour 45 minute race. Finishing second and third for the second consecutive race were the SRT Dodge Vipers of Kuno Wittmer with Jonathan Bomarito, and teammates Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens.
They were followed by the factory BMW Team RLL’s John Edwards and Dirk Mueller, the factory Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz, BMW’s Andy Priaulx and Bill Auberlen and Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.
Once again the best GTLM race laps from the top Michelin technical partner teams from Corvette Racing, SRT Dodge Viper, BMW and Porsche fell into an incredibly tight range with the top five finishers posting best race laps within a 0.106 second window with Bomarito’s 1:16.577 setting the standards.
Bomarito’s co-driver, Canadian favorite Wittmer of Montreal secured the GTLM class pole for the Dodge Viper SRT factory team.
The fast and flowing 10 turn, 2.459 mile circuit rewards the bold but carries significant risks on its blind rises and high speed corners that require high driver confidence and commitment and consistent handling.
The race morning warm-up session, held in full wet conditions saw Michelin technical partner teams take five of the top six positions overall, including the top three spots, with the Corvette Racing C7.Rs pacing the entire field.
“It was very satisfying for our technical partner teams and drivers and Michelin engineers and tire developers to see our teams perform at such a high level in both wet and dry conditions on a very fast track,” said Silvia Mammone, motorsports marketing manager, Michelin North America. “Things went so well in the wet conditions that some of our teams and engineers were almost disappointed that the track dried for the race.”
Taking the overall victory was the Oak Racing Nissan Morgan P2 prototype entry driven by Olivier Pla and Gustavo Yacaman. The victory makes Oak Racing the sixth different team and Nissan the fourth manufacturer to claim an overall victory in the seven TUDOR Championship Prototype events to date.
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) has been ranked No. 4553 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000. It is the third time Inc. magazine has ranked the tire and custom wheel franchise among the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
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.
“Cool it with the direct mail.” That was the advice given by Tom Eisenberg to Bob Mirman, his mentor at West Coast Tire and Service Inc. in Los Angeles.
There are off-road warriors who never let their vehicles or mud-terrain tires touch pavement. There are others who like to occasionally play in the dirt, but need their fun vehicles to do double duty to go to work or school. And increasingly, there are drivers with lifted trucks and mean-looking tires who chase the aesthetic more than the lifestyle their vehicle portrays.
Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Here’s the first hint that the newest tire store Ron Baxter and Ross Baxter are opening in Idaho Falls, Idaho, isn’t a typical retail store: the size. It’s 37,000 square feet.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service Inc., has been named to the prestigious “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Tireco Inc.'s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and available tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand.
Tire industry veteran Chris Tolbert has joined Kenda USA's North American Automotive Business team as director of business development. His assignment: help accelerate Kenda’s sales and brand awareness in the PCR and LTR segments.
Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles.