Cup Stock Car Series Announces Change in Tire Supplier
North Carolina (January 26, 2015) – At this past weekend’s
Motorsports 2015 Racecar and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia
Expo Center a special announcement was made about the tires that
will be utilized in the Super Cup Stock Car Series.
Beginning with the
season opener at CNB Bank Raceway Park (PA) in May, the American
Racer EC-82 economy compound will be the tire of choice.
The supplier, Lias Tire based out of Indiana, Pennsylvania,
will help with a mix of new and used tires to continue with the
legacy of affordability in the series.
“Our teams wanted
to make the change at the first race in order to get used to the
differences,” said Director of Competition Joe Schmaling. “We
expect that a new set of tires will have a very long life just like
the (previously utilized) BFGoodrich’s had and be very cost
effective for our teams.”
tire was tested at Motordrome Speedway with Lou Ansel in 2014 and it
was determined that a used tire will run as fast as a new one after
about 30 laps with proven durability for the distance of any race on
the schedule and beyond.
The new tire will
add an extra element to the strategy in several ways as well.
“I think it's a
great idea and the new tire will take us back to the days where the
tire is a lot less forgiving,” said 2014 series champion JJ Pack.
“It will make the teams work a little harder on their
setups to keep the tires under them longer.”
In addition, there
will continue to be some cost limiting measures in place.
To keep competition even, teams that purchase new tires on
race day must practice a set number of laps prior to the start of
the feature. Also, there
will be a restriction on the number of new tires that can be
purchased over the length of a season.
what keeps several of the core competitors coming back race after
race and year after year.
“I think it’s a
good move for the series,” said Kevin Kromer, whose son Kyle’s
car was on display at the Motorsports show with the American Racer
tires. “The best part
about it is we have control of our tires from the first lap to the
The final pieces to
the puzzle continue to fit into place for the 2015 Super Cup Stock
Car Series season, which is set to begin in only a few short months.
Fans can continue
to follow along with preseason happenings at the official web site www.supercupstockcarseries.com,
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing,
and now on Twitter @SCSCSRacing.