Firestone Race Notes: REV Group Grand Prix at Road America

Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisc.

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TIRE TRACKER: REV GROUP GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA

Firestone is supplying more than 1,600 race tires for the Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America.

Each entry receives the following allocation of tires:

·       Primary (black sidewall): 8 sets per entry*

·       Alternate (red sidewall): 4 sets per entry

·       Rain (gray sidewall): 5 sets per entry

*Does not include rookie set

ENGINEER'S NOTE
“Road America’s long natural terrain road course, with its many elevation changes, unique turns, and fast speeds provides a fun design challenge for our Firestone Race Tire Engineering team. After last year’s race, our engineers analyzed both race data and driver feedback to design a new alternate compound that provides an increased gap to the primary tire. The alternate tire construction is the same as the primary tires, which use the same compound and construction as the last year.”

- Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

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FIRESTONE FAST FACT
One lap around Road America has an elevation gain of about 211 feet. In a 55-lap race, a car will have climbed nearly 11,600 feet, which is almost six times the elevation of Timms Hill (1,951.5 feet), Wisconsin’s highest natural point. To help tackle this elevation on the 4-mile long natural terrain road course, the Firestone Race Tire Engineering team developed a new alternate (red sidewall) tire compound.


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