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Bridgestone’s Higgins Talks Post-COVID-19 Demand, Plant Ramp-Ups

Like many businesses, Bridgestone Corp. and its Bridgestone Americas Inc. subsidiary have been “under pressure” due to the economic fall-out from COVID-19, says T.J. Higgins, global chief business strategic officer, Bridgestone Corp. “But we’re starting to see glimmers of hope.”

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Road to Indy Will Go Virtual, Says Cooper

With the start of its racing season delayed due to COVID-19, the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires has gone virtual with a new five-race e-series, according to Cooper officials.

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Goodyear Will Shut Down Manufacturing in Americas Region

Goodyear says it will suspend tire and chemical manufacturing in its Americas region.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will suspend tire and chemical manufacturing in its Americas region through at least April 3 or until further notice “in response to the sudden decline in market demand resulting from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Yokohama Names Two New Off-Road Drivers for the 2020 Season

Justin Lofton (Trophy Truck) and Levi Shirley (Ultra4 4400 class) will compete on purpose-built...

Two new drivers are part of Yokohama Tire’s 2020 off-road racing roster. Three-time Mint 400 winner Justin Lofton is Yokohama’s new Trophy Truck driver and Levi Shirley is taking the wheel in the Ultra4 4400 class. Both drivers will compete on purpose-built GEOLANDAR M/T-Spec R race tires.