Columbus: Goodyear Racing fast facts

Goodyear Tire Fast Facts NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals National Trail Raceway,-- ¼-mile drag strip Columbus, Ohio June 13-16, 2002 NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 900 RECOMMENDED MINIMUM RACE COLD PRESSURE: TOP FUEL, FUNNY CAR: Rear-- 6-7.5...

Goodyear Tire Fast Facts
NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals
National Trail Raceway,-- ¼-mile drag strip
Columbus, Ohio
June 13-16, 2002

NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 900

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM RACE COLD PRESSURE:
TOP FUEL, FUNNY CAR: Rear-- 6-7.5 psi; Front-- 50-80 psi
PRO STOCK: Rear-- 5-9 psi; Front-- 40-plus psi

TIRES: Goodyear Eagle Dragway Specials

Circumference: Rear; Front
Top Fuel: 114-116 inches; 69 inches
Funny Car: 114-116; 72.5-75.4
Pro Stock: 100.5-102; 77.3

D-Codes: Rear; Front
Top Fuel: D1486/D1430; D3417
Funny Car: D1486/D1430; D3701/D3702
Pro Stock: D1239; D2981

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 15, ESPN 2, 8-10 pm, Easterm
Sunday, June 16, ESPN 2, 8:30-11 pm, Eastern
Anchors: Marty Reid and Mike Dunn

Did you know?... The average racing life of a Goodyear rear tire for NHRA Top Fuel cars is about 30 seconds.

GOODYEAR QUOTE: Carolyn Ashbee, marketing manager, drag racing:
"We look forward to our 2nd race with the new D1486 Top Fuel and Funny Car drive tire after our very positive introduction at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet two weeks ago. We believe that as the teams work with this tire, it will only get better, particularly in hot or difficult track conditions."

GOODYEAR NOTE: Goodyear leads all tiremakers in final-round victories in NHRA national competition this season. Goodyear has 30 wins in the NHRA's Pro classes and the tiremaker's 29 wins in Sportsman competition tops the industry in that category as well.

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