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April 8 Tire Business NewsPoint

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Hello, I'm Alaina Scott. Welcome to Tire Business NewsPoint, your video source for exclusive tire industry news.

Tire Business reporter Jennifer Karpus recently attended Bridgestone Americas' "Your Time to Perform" ride-and-drive event for dealers and media at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. there, the company launched four tires: the Potenza RE97AS, Potenza RE-11A, Dueler H/P Sport AS and Blizzak LM-32.

Attendees tested the RE97AS and the Dueler H/P Sport AS on three varying wet and dry courses against competitor tires and with the Potenza RE-11 and the Ecopia EP 422 to help show the difference in the various Bridgestone products.

Jaime McNutt, manager of consumer tire development, spoke during the event about different technologies Bridgestone is working on, including a 100-percent sustainable tire aimed to be available commercially by 2020.

Event attendees also had the opportunity to stop by Exotics Racing, where our reporter drove a Nissan GT-R.

That's it for this edition of Tire Business NewsPoint. I'm Alaina Scott. Thanks for joining us and be sure to catch another exclusive industry report on April 15.