Track Tire Basics – The selection, care and feeding of racing tires

The fundamentals of racing tire management can be broken down into three areas: pre-event preparation, at the race track and on the track. Whether...

Getting a Grip – Examining the elements of tire traction

Tires get more conversation than probably any other item on a racecar, yet they are largely misunderstood. Everyone has theories about how to use...

Tech Matters: Back to Back

Toyo Tires offers comparison test drives in cars with its new R888R and its outgoing R888. There’s a special feeling waking up knowing that in...

Tuning Tires – Tracking tire temperatures and tuning your setup accordingly can pay dividends...

Whether you road race, autocross, run in Time Trial or HPDE, your goal is always to extract maximum performance from your car. Driving and...

Sized Accordingly – Understanding tire sizes and spring rates

It is important that the proper wheel width be used for a given tire size. Tire companies provide data for each tire they make,...

The How and Why of NASA’s New Super Touring Tire Measurement System

The new Super Touring rules regarding section width came about because NASA tech inspectors were finding numerous tires — not just one brand or...

We’re Not Here to Reinvent the Wheel – We Just Wanted to Understand It...

The idea for the subject of this month’s “Tech Matters” stemmed from a shameful lack of understanding on my part about wheel offset, what...

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