TORC: Barlow Motorsports Bark River II preview

BARLOW MOTORSPORTS ROLLS WITH KUMHO TIRES Bark River, Michigan-Professional off-road race teams make many critical decisions before the driver climbs behind the wheel and few are more important than tire selection. That's why...

BARLOW MOTORSPORTS ROLLS WITH KUMHO TIRES

Bark River, Michigan-Professional off-road race teams make many critical decisions before the driver climbs behind the wheel and few are more important than tire selection. That's why the Barlow Motorsports Red Bull Off-Road team of Steve Barlow and Ricky Johnson count on Kumho Tires with state-of-the-art construction and advanced compounds for superior traction and durability. During the break between TORC Series presented by AMSOIL races eight and nine, Barlow Motorsports tested various Kumho combinations at Bark River International Off-Road Raceway to fine tune compound selection, pressures, and custom tread pattern grooves on the PRO 4x4 and PRO 2WD trucks.

Both Red Bull Ford F-150s are running 900 horsepower RoushYates Engines, so traction can be a serious problem. Forward traction is just one concern, however; other parameters like side bite, turn-in, and rotation in the corner are equally important. Finding that magic combination for a particular track and prevailing conditions doesn't come easy, but the Red Bull trucks were running exceptional lap times by the end of the latest test session and look forward to the return to Bark River.

TORC Series action heats up August 8th and 9th at the Bark River International Off-Road Raceway in Bark River, Michigan. Rounds 9 & 10 will air Sunday August 16th at 11:30 am on ESPN2.

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