BFNT racing division drops lead weights

June 2, 2008

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC's (BFNT) racing division has switched from traditional lead wheel weights to the 3M Wheel Weight System for all of its operations.

"This change to non-lead wheel weights is just one of many efforts to protect and conserve our environment under Bridgestone’s global ‘One Team, One Planet’ program," says Al Speyer, executive director, Bridgestone Firestone Motorsports.

The unit "has been looking at ways we can be more ecologically sensitive, and the 3M Wheel Weight System provides us with the perfect opportunity to put our company’s principles into action."

The 3M Wheel Weight System is constructed of a non-lead composite material for reduced environmental impact and corrosion-free results.