Reviews for American Racer Tire’s Entrance into Super Cup Stock
North Carolina (June 1, 2015) – During the offseason, a new
relationship between American Racer supplier Lias Tire and the Super
Cup Stock Car Series was introduced.
There was optimism heading into the start of the season at
CNB Bank Raceway Park in May after a handful of test sessions.
At that same time,
as with any change, there was a general uncertainty from competitors
about what to expect and only assumptions on what adjustments would
need to be made. Drivers
in the series for several years had grown accustomed to the used
radial tires and now many were going back to their roots with a bias
ply EC-82 economy compound.
JJ Pack did not repeat as winner at the Clearfield, Pennsylvania
track on opening day due to overcoming some unrelated mechanical
issues, but was pleased with the performance on the rubber they
think the tires are good and consistent,” Pack said.
“They don’t drop off all that much, but they will amplify
your setup if you don’t quite get it where you want it.”
With many drivers
not knowing for sure about the longevity of the tire until they were
on the track, it presented an equalizer in competition as many
predicted. In addition,
teams were required to practice a minimum of 30 laps on the tires
they selected to race on. However,
many later practice times and qualifying speeds were clocked as fast
as or quicker than a brand new set.
While it did test
the teams a little more, Pack feels like it will add to the
competitive nature of the series.
“The new tire is
a little smaller in circumference so it does make a bit of a
challenge with the right gear selection,” Pack explained.
“I think the new tire gives the series a new way to race
with a little more tire management and a whole lot more with getting
your setup correct.”
were some different strategies that played out throughout the course
of the 75 green flag lap feature.
The result at the end of the day was Dan Bainey taking his
first career win, but second place finisher Harvey Harrison took
more of a conservative approach with the tires for a majority of the
distance. Near the
conclusion he had a shot at the win with one of the fastest cars.
American Racer was
on hand for their first event with the series and Lias Tire Sales
and Marketing representative Matt Brandle had good things to say
about the experience.
“I enjoyed it a
great deal,” said Brandle, of the Indiana, Pennsylvania business.
“It was competitive, but at the same time the teams were
having a good time. It
was a nice balance.”
perspective, positive reception was received from competitors during
race day and afterward.
“It didn’t seem
like there were any issues from feedback with the racers,” Brandle
said. “They seemed
happy with them, and we’ll see how well they repeat the next time
The next event for
the Super Cup Stock Car Series will be at Columbus Motor Speedway, a
1/3-mile circle that greatly differs from the high speed 5/8-mile
oval the last race. For
information on upcoming events and more visit www.supercupstockcarseries.com
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