Three of Yokohama Tire Corp.'s top drivers — Travis Pastrana, Andrew Carlson and Levi Shirley — will compete in the Championship Off-Road series event Sept. 4-5 at Crandon International Raceway in Wisconsin.
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.”
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s sales during the first quarter of 2020 totaled $3 billion, down from $3.6 billion recorded one year ago, according to “preliminary results” shared by the Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker today.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has outlined "operational response" and "financial response" actions it is taking in response to first quarter declines, including a $700 million ceiling on capital expenditures this year.
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.”
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.