GOODYEAR INTRODUCES ITS 26.0X10.0-15 IMPORT DRAG TIRE LINEUP
After a year of development and track testing, Goodyear is proud to unveil its brand new lineup of 26.0x10.0-15 Import drag tires. These slicks, developed specifically for the sportsman racer, were designed to provide exceptional performance both on the starting line and down the track. Three separate compounds are available, enabling this lineup to work on a wide range of front-wheel drive applications.
Goodyear's hard compound option, the D1295, is designed for heavy, low-horsepower front-wheel drive cars. The D3 compound of the D1295 does not require a long burnout and does not hook extremely hard at launch, so this tire is ideal for cars that have stock axles and transmissions. This compound also makes the D1295 ideal for extremely hot track conditions. In general, this is the perfect choice for teams that are upgrading from a smaller tire.
The D1296 is the medium compound option in Goodyear's 26.0x10.0-15 Import tire lineup. This tire uses the D5 compound and is ideal for moderately heavy, high-horsepower front-wheel drive cars. The D5 compound has a broad performance envelope and it allows this tire to work well under most track conditions and with most car setups. Like the D1295, this tire does not require a long burnout.
The final tire, the D1297, is the soft compound option in the lineup. This is Goodyear's most aggressive 26-inch tall Import tire and it is ideal for high-horsepower, lightweight front-wheel drive cars. The D1297 offers excellent grip both during the launch and down track. As a result, it will work best when used in conjunction with upgraded axles and transmissions. Also, the D6 tread compound of this tire makes it ideal for poor track conditions.
All three of these tires were designed to be mounted on 9-inch wide wheels and run at pressures between 6psi and 10psi. All three tires also share the same physical dimensions: <pre> Size: 26.0x10.0-15 Rollout: 84.5 inches Sidewall Width: 11.8 inches Tread Width: 9.5 inches Weight: 20.0lbs
These measurements were taken at a pressure of 6psi on a 9-inch wide wheel.