Firestone Race Notes: Bommarito Automotive Group 500

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway – St. Louis Metro Area

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TIRE TRACKER: BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500

Firestone is supplying nearly 1,100 race tires for on-track activities including practice, qualifying, and the race. Each entry receives an allocation of 11 sets of Firestone Firehawk race tires.

ENGINEER'S NOTE
“The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team is looking forward to another exciting night under the lights at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. For this year’s race, we’re bringing a right-side tire that features the same race-proven compound and construction as last year’s race, but we are pairing it with a newly-designed left-side tire. This year’s left-side tire has a new, softer compound with the same construction as last year. This new combination will deliver increased grip as the Indy cars race around the 1.25-mile oval."

- Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

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FIRESTONE FAST FACT
St. Louis is home to the iconic monster truck BIGFOOT, which rides on Firestone Flotation 23° HF-2 tires. These monster truck tires are primarily made for agricultural and construction use, and they have a maximum load capacity of 14,800 pounds – enough to support the weight of nine 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 170 company-owned stores and authorized retailers within 100 miles of the St. Louis metro area, race fans don't have to go far to purchase Firestone passenger tires for their personal vehicles.

 

QUESTIONS?
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