Current Issue

Tire makers' 2013 motorsports plans

Comments Email
The following is a look at the various racing sanctioning entities and which series tire makers are involved in for the 2013 racing season.



(Underlined items indicate those series that have open tire competition.)


Avon: British GT; Italian GT/Sportscar championships; various British road-racing, hill-climb, rallycross and vintage series.



BFGoodrich: Skip Barber Mazdaspeed Challenge; Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup; NASA: NMRA; SCORE; TORC; various off-road, rock-crawling and drifting championships; Legends/Bandoleros.



Bridgestone: Izod IndyCar and Indy Lights (Firestone brand); Super GT (Japan).



Cooper: Pro Mazda Championship; USF2000; IMSA Prototype Lites; British Formula 3; Global Rallycross Championship (North America); drifting; drag racing (ADRL, NHRA, land speed competition, etc. Mickey Thompson brand); TORC; off-road (Mickey Thompson).


Continental: Grand-Am Rolex GT; Continental Sports Car Challenge. (also see: General Tire)
DMack Tyres: Rally America; WRC.



Dunlop*: LMS; British Touring Car Championship; Australian V8 Supercar Series; Super GT (Japan).



Falken: ALMS; Formula Drift; King of the Hammers.



Federal: Legends Racers; drifting



General Tire: BITD; LOORS: MORE: NORRA: SCORE: SNORE.



Goodyear: NASA: NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series, Canada, etc.; NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock; Rev-Oil Pro Cup; SCCA road racing; TransAm; WSORR; various sprint car series; off-road; rock-crawling.



Hankook: SCCA; Formula 3 Euroseries; Super GT (Japan).



Hoosier: ARCA; ASA; NASCAR West, etc.; WOL Sprint Cars, Midgets; Fastrak; various dirt and paved circle track series; F2000 Championship; NARRA; NASA; SCCA road racing and solo; NHRA (various classes up through Pro Stock); IHRA; USAC Gold Crown; Lucas Oil Dirt Racing; karting.



Kumho: Auto GP World Series; Marlboro Masters F3; Italian F3; Asian Formula Renault F3; Super GT (Japan); various grassroots series.



Maxxis: LOORS; TORC; off-road; drifting; rock crawling; karting.



Michelin: ALMS; LMS; LMP-Spec; FIA-ERC; FIA-WRC; FIA-GT; Super GT (Japan); Rally-raids.



Nitto: SCORE; NASA-USTCC.



Pirelli: FIA Formula 1; FIA GP2; FIA-GP3; SCCA World Challenge Championship; GT3 Cup Trophy USA West; Ferrari Challenge; Brazil stock car.



Specialty Tires/American Racer: LOORS; Legends-Dirt Cars; various dirt track series.



Toyo: SCORE: BITD; TORC; Rally-raids; SCCA national events; NASA (various series); NHRA; Super GT (Japan).



Yokohama: ALMS; Patron GT3 Challenge; Formula 3 (Asia); FIA World Touring Car Championship; FIA-ERC; ADAC GT-Masters; NASA: SCORE; BITD; drifting.



* Dunlop racing activities are handled by Dunlop Tyres Ltd.'s Dunlop Motorsport Division, which designs and builds Dunlop racing tires at the firm's plant in Birmingham, England, and which coordinates racing activities in Asia/Pacific with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.


RACING SANCTIONING BODIES



American Le Mans Series (ALMS); American Speed Association (ASA); Automobile Racing Club of America Inc. (ARCA); Best in the Desert (BITD); Fastrak Racing Series; Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA); FIA-European Rally Championship (ERC); FIA-World Rally Championship (WRC); Formula Drift Holdings L.L.C.; Formula SAE: Grand American Road Racing Association (Grand-Am); Indy Racing League (IRL); International Hot Rod Association (IHRA); International Motor Sports Association (IMSA); Le Mans Series (LMS); Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS): Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE); National Auto Sport Association (NASA); National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR); National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA); National Hot Rod Association (NHRA); National Muscle Car Association (NMCA); National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA); National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA); North American Road Racing Association (NARRA); SCORE International; Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE); Sports Car Club of America (SCCA); Traxxas TORC-Off-Road Championship; United Sprint Car Series (USCS); United States Auto Club (USAC); World of Outlaws (WOL).
More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published December 6, 2018

What are you most thankful for?

The success of my business.
2% (2 votes)
Friends and family who have supported me along the way.
26% (29 votes)
Customers who help make us successful.
15% (17 votes)
All of the above.
56% (62 votes)
Total votes: 110
More Polls »