TIRE TRACKER: IOWA 300
Firestone is supplying nearly 1,300 race tires for on-track activities including practice, qualifying, and the race. Each entry receives an allocation of 10 sets of Firestone Firehawk race tires that feature the same race-proven compound and construction used at last year’s Iowa race.
“When designing tires for an oval track, especially with progressive banking like Iowa Speedway, you must consider the very high loads on the right side due to the cars always turning left. Because of this load transfer, the Firestone Race Tire Engineering team designs more durable tires for the right side both in compound and construction. We offset this with a softer compound and construction on the left side to ensure the car doesn’t lose grip as it circles the banked track. We also design the right rear tires to be slightly larger than the left rear tires for this purpose. For this weekend at Iowa, we are bringing the same race-proven constructions and compounds as 2018.”
- Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports
FIRESTONE FAST FACT
Firestone is proud to call Des Moines home to our Firestone Agricultural Tire plant. This facility produces all Firestone agricultural tires in the U.S., including the All Non-Skid Tractor Tire II, which has a maximum load capacity of 7,400 pounds. That’s enough to support the weight of 4.5 Indy cars!
DRIVE THE TIRE THAT DRIVES INDYCAR LEGENDS
The durable, dependable Firestone tire technology that champions have trusted for more than a century is available to all drivers. With over 100 company-owned stores and authorized retailers within 100 miles of Des Moines area, race fans don't have to go far to purchase Firestone passenger tires for their personal vehicles.
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