GOODYEAR FAST FACTS FOR THE PAUL REVERE 250 DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY â€” 3.56-MILE ROAD COURSE DAYTONA BEACH, FLA., JUNE 29, 2000 DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SPORTS CAR SPECIAL NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 500 RECOMMENDED COLD ...
GOODYEAR FAST FACTS FOR THE PAUL REVERE 250
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY — 3.56-MILE ROAD COURSE
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA., JUNE 29, 2000
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SPORTS CAR SPECIAL
NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 500
RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE:
Left side 20 psi
Right side 22 psi
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS: Approximately every 30-35 laps, depending on class and fuel capacity. Race length is 250 miles/70 laps of 3.56-mile road course.
The second half of the Grand American Road Racing Association season starts with a return of a racing classic: the Paul Revere 250 at Daytona. The race-in-the-dark classic dates back to the 1960s and is taking place for the first time since 1983.
Goodyear is initiating a new $20,000 contingency awards program for the Grand-Am Sports Racer and Sports Racer II divisions starting with the Paul Revere 250 (see separate release-Ed.). The top-five teams in the final points in both divisions will receive a $2,000 bonus contingent upon the exclusive use of Goodyear tires at all four remaining Grand-Am events.
Goodyear will have 500 racing tires on hand at Daytona for its customers. The Eagle Sports Car Special are the same tire construction used at all Grand-Am races, with compound changes for the track conditions. Goodyear will have two new compounds and a specially-prepared soft compound for this night race and the lower track temperatures.
Goodyear will be represented in all five classes: Sports Racer and Sports Racer II — for two-seat open-cockpit chassis — and a trio of Grand Touring (GT) categories for production-based cars — GTO (Grand Touring Over), GTU (Grand Touring Under) and the V8-powered AGT (American GT) class.
Goodyear Eagles have been the tires of choice for the Sports Racer winners at four of the first five Grand-Am events. The Dyson Racing team of James Weaver/Max Papis/Elliot Forbes-Robinson/Rob Dyson dominated the class in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, winning the division by a 150-mile margin. The Informix/Robinson Racing entry of Jack Baldwin/Irv Hoerr claimed the Sun Automotive 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Weaver/Butch Leitzinger lapped the field at Lime Rock Park's Dodge Dealers Grand Prix, giving Dyson Racing its second win. Baldwin/George Robinson captured the United States Road Racing Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.