Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin building a race tire manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, in the summer of 2019. Production is set to begin in 2020 and will reach about 30,000 Firehawk tires every year.
The relationship between racing success and tires is a symbiotic one that affects more than just results on the track.
The first official test of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season sits just two weeks away as race teams prepare for another exhilarating race season. This week, Team Falken Tire took delivery of its 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Chicago O'Hare airport and transported the car south to Indianapolis, Ind., home of the team's race shop.
It's not often that meetings among Indy car owners are chronicled. As luck would have it, however, there was a fly on the wall at the recent gathering to decide what to do in the wake of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's decision to pull out of IndyCar racing.
There was a fly on the wall in the meeting room where 18 IndyCar team owners got together earlier this week to discuss a very important matter. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC had announced that after the 2011 season, it would no longer supply Firestone tires to the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Federal Corp. has launched its new Federal Motorsports Web site: www.federalmotorsports.com. The Web site has been designed from the user’s viewpoint.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced two, race compound 20-inch sizes for the Toyo Proxes R888, designed to fit the new Nissan GT-R, a limited production, Japanese supercar.
Following a ratification vote by members of the United Steelworkers Local 2 in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will reduce staffing at its race tire production facility in "The Rubber City" by up to 120 positions.