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August 19, 2014

Michelin momentum means chance for overall win at VIR

Michelin technical partner teams carry the momentum as they take on a “momentum” track and savor the rare opportunity to compete for an overall race win as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), August 24.

Tags: Michelin, Oak Tree Grand Prix, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Virginia International Raceway

Dani Pedrosa set a new race record time while winning the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
August 19, 2014

Pedrosa sets record pace for first win of the season at Brno

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set a scorching pace to take his first win of the MotoGP season ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

Tags: Automotodrom Brno, Bridgestone, Czech Republic Grand Prix, Dani Pedrosa, MotoGP

August 19, 2014

Belgian Grand Prix Preview: Spa

The Formula One season resumes after a three-week break for one of the most eagerly-anticipated races of the year: Spa-Francorchamps, where the P Zero White medium tires and P Zero Yellow soft tires have been nominated, a softer choice compared to last year, to promote different strategies.

Tags: Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One, Pirelli, Spa-Francorchamps

Radar Tires runner-up in the Vegas to Reno race
August 19, 2014

Radar Tires runner-up in the Vegas to Reno race

Once again, Radar Tires served notice to the long-course off-road racing world. This time it was during the Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno presented by Fox. In its Best in the Desert debut, Radar Tires finished second during the grueling 535-mile endurance race, the longest off-road race in the United States.

Tags: Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno, Radar Renegade R5, Radar Tires

August 19, 2014

DOC postpones China tire tariff determination

The United States International Trade Administration announced that the Department of Commerce (DOC) is postponing the due date for the preliminary determination in its countervailing duty investigation of passenger and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China to Nov. 21, 2014.

Tags: Chinese Tire Imports, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tariffs, USW

August 19, 2014

Wabco will exhibit at IAA in Germany

Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced that at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany, it will showcase the company’s continued technology leadership in vehicle safety and efficiency through its advanced systems, products and services, including new fleet management solutions.

Tags: Fleet Management, Jacques Esculier, mBSP, OptiDrive, Wabco Holdings Inc.

August 19, 2014

Tire prices have risen 1.3% since July 1

Tire pricing in the aftermarket is stabilizing. So says industry analyst Nick Mitchell.

Tags: Low-cost radials, Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research, Tire prices

August 18, 2014

Sears honors BADA for recycling program

Hennessy Industries Inc. announced that its BADA wheel weight division has been honored with the 2014 Partners in Transformation Award from Sears Holdings Corp. for its implementation of a closed-loop recycling program.

Tags: BADA, Hennessy Industries Inc., Kevin Keefe, Recycling, Sears Holdings Corp., Wheel Weights

August 18, 2014

Get out and vote: TIA board election ends Sept. 1

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is reminding its membership that the voting period for the 2014 TIA board of directors election ends on Sept. 1, 2014. TIA members with voting rights are encouraged to vote.

Tags: TIA, TIA Board of Directors, Tire Industry Association

August 18, 2014

Sensata buys TPMS manufacturer Schrader

Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached an agreement to buy tire pressure monitoring systems manufacturer Schrader International Inc. from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for $1 billion.

Tags: Schrader International Inc., Sensata Technologies B.V., TPMS Sensors

August 18, 2014

American Tire Distributors loses $49.5 million

American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. posted a net loss of $49.5 million on net sales of more than $1.2 billion for its second quarter ended July 5, 2014. That compares to a loss of $5.8 million on sales of nearly $1 billion for the same period last year.

Tags: ATD financials, Canada, Hercules, Kirks Tire Ltd., Regional Tire Distributors, Terry's Tire Town, Trail Tire

ContiTech offers belts for stop/start systems
August 15, 2014

ContiTech offers belts for stop/start systems

CRP Automotive announced that it is the first to market with ContiTech replacement belts for applications that use start/stop technology. The new belts, ContiTech Silent Grip and ContiTech Tough Grip, were originally developed by ContiTech to solve specific problems on major OE applications.

Tags: ContiTech Replacement Belts, CRP Automotive, David Hirschhorn

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