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MeSpdRacer 12-26-2011 11:08 AM

"race" tire options
"TIRES AND WHEELS: Stock type wheel, 165 thru 195 60/65/70 tires. All 4 wheels must have the same size tire, no mixing of sizes. No re grooving, recaps or chemical treatment is allowed. Tire must have at least 2/32nds tread remaining in at least two grooves. NO RACING OR HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES ALLOWED."

These are the rules for my tire options at my local track. I run a 3/8 mile circle asphalt track. Any recommendations for tires brands, types, or sizes? Thinking widest and shortest sidewall but that's not always the best option. Anyone had good experience with certain combinations? The car is not a street car at all.

vtsl2 12-26-2011 02:48 PM

Re: "race" tire options
Okay this sounds like fun. Where is the track you are racing at? Does your track have a minium tread wear for your class tires? ie. 200AA or something to that effect?

vtsl2 12-26-2011 02:58 PM

Re: "race" tire options
1. Maximum 60 series or narrower DOT radials allowed.
2. Tires must be all either 13, 14 or 15 tires.
3. Size may differ one size for stagger. EXAMPLE 185-195, 195-205, etc.
4. 15 is the maximum wheel size.
5. Steel Racing wheels are allowed On Right front only
6. All wheels to be a maximum of 7 wide.
7. No wheel spacers or adaptors plates allowed.
8. Minimum tire tread wear number is 200.
9. All tire sizes and tread wear numbers MUST be marked on the outside and inside of the tires
with either a white or yellow paint marker or crayon.
10. No tire may be used that has a market RETAIL PRICE greater than $100.
11. 1 steel lug nuts highly recommended on all wheels.
12. 1 steel lug nuts mandatory on right front wheels.
13. Right front wheel may be reinforced for safety reasons.
14. The Director of Competition reserves the right to implement a track tire rule or adjust the tire
tread wear rule if deemed necessary as for the best interest of competition.

these are the tire and wheel rules from the track that i work at as a tech

cheapybob 12-26-2011 02:58 PM

Re: "race" tire options
summer tires
low utog
find ones people like for track day use


MeSpdRacer 12-26-2011 08:48 PM

Re: "race" tire options
I run at BaerField Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am the only Saturn out there but it is a good mix. 50-60% Hondas and the rest of us run everything from GMs to Hyundai's lol. Here is the site if you want to look at our rules.


cheapybob 12-26-2011 09:45 PM

Re: "race" tire options
What tires are the previous winners running?

cloud819 12-30-2011 11:06 AM

Re: "race" tire options

That sounds like a weak rule.

If they say no tire under 200 rating. than the 615K is my choice. watch out on some of the AutoX rubber though as they are designed to be really grippy at ambient temps, but get slick as things get hot. They also can have pretty short life if that are run hard for a long time, or on aggressive surfaces.

If that is not allowed checkout the Falken 912 it is a pretty good. It posts good numbers. It has a compound that is really good and a stiff carcase. The 912 has a touring tire style tread, but the void area isn't bad.

Also Fusion has the ZRi that is pretty good. Its tread is a bit more aggressive, but the compound isn't as good. It has softer sidewalls than the 912. But it tend to be less expensive.

MeSpdRacer 12-30-2011 12:52 PM

Re: "race" tire options
Thanks for the info, I will look into it. I am trying to get my tires lined up now so I am not searching mid season for them lol

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