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Firestone Race Notes: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

TIRE TRACKER: LONG BEACH

Firestone is supplying more than 1,400 race tires for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Each entry receives the following allocation of Firestone Firehawk race tires:

  • Primary (black sidewall): 6 sets per entry*
  • Alternate (red sidewall): 4 sets per entry
  • Rain (gray sidewall): 5 sets per entry

*Does not include rookie set

ENGINEER’S INSIGHT

“As we return to the streets of Long Beach, our Firestone Race Tire Engineering team will bring the same race-proven tire technology used at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The two street courses have a lot of similarities with their mix of concrete and asphalt surfaces. Each entry will receive tires that can deliver a balance of durability, grip, and performance across a wide range of track surfaces and conditions.” 

– Cara Adams, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

FIRESTONE FAST FACT

Firestone will supply more than 1,400 Firestone Firehawk race tires for the 2022 race, almost doubling the more than 850 tires they brought to their first Long Beach race back in 1996 when Firestone only supplied tires to half the field.  Jimmy Vasser won that race on Firestone tires.

FIRESTONE PIT STOP PERFORMANCE AWARD

Team Penske Standing for Acura Grand Prix

2022 Race 2: XPEL 375

  • RACING NEWS
  • SUN MARCH 20, 2022

TIRE TRACKER: TEXAS

Firestone is supplying more than 1,400 race tires for the XPEL 375. Each entry receives an allocation of 11* sets of Firestone Firehawk race tires.

*Does not include rookie set

ENGINEER’S INSIGHT

“Our Firestone Race Tire Engineering team is presented with unique challenges when preparing for oval tracks like Texas Motor Speedway. We must develop tires that can take the load applied to the right-side tires paired with the issue of staggering tire circumference to assist with high-speed cornering. This year the engineering team is bringing a new left-side compound that is more durable than last year, with the same construction as the 2021 left-side tire. The right side is the same compound and construction as the 2021 tire.”

– Cara Adams, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

FIRESTONE FAST FACT

Tire stagger is when the right rear tire is larger in diameter than the left rear tire, causing the race car to naturally want to turn left – improving the ability to turn on ovals. Test tire stagger at home by putting a water bottle and a pint glass on their sides. The water bottle is a cylinder with the same circumference top to bottom, making it move straight when rolled vs. a pint glass with a wider circumference at the top than the bottom, making it roll in a circle.

FIRESTONE PIT STOP PERFORMANCE AWARD

Firestone Racing Grand Prix of St Petersburg Standing

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Cara Adams promoted to lead all race tire design, manufacturing and management

Bridgestone Americas Announces Expanded Role for Race Tire Engineering & Production Cara Adams promoted to lead all race tire design, manufacturing and management  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 1, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Cara Adams has been named director, race tire engineering & production, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) and Firestone Racing. In this…

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Firestone Race Notes: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY 90 LAPS; 2.238-MILE ROAD COURSE WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT on NBC #FirestoneGP TIRE TRACKER: FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY Firestone is supplying more than 2,300 race tires for on-track activities at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, including the open test, practice,…

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