FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BFGOODRICH TIRES NAMED SPEC TIRE SUPPLIER FOR THE SCCA WORLD CHALLENGE AND SPEC RACER FORD PRO SERIES ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (February 9, 1998)â€”BFGoodrich Tires, official tire supplier for the NTB Trans-Am Series,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BFGOODRICH TIRES NAMED SPEC TIRE SUPPLIER FOR THE SCCA WORLD CHALLENGE AND SPEC RACER FORD PRO SERIES
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (February 9, 1998)—BFGoodrich Tires, official tire supplier for the NTB Trans-Am Series, will also be the spec tire manufacturer for the SCCA World Challenge and Spec Racer Ford Pro Series. As tire supplier for the World Challenge and SRFPS, BFGoodrich Tires will provide DOT street radial tires, with a variety of fitments in the World Challenge and the spec 185/60-13 (front) and 205/60-13 (rear) tires for the SRFPS. The World Challenge will utilize the BFGoodrich g-Force R1 tire, a molded race-depth street tire that earned three SCCA Club Racing National Championships at the 1997 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs (Showroom Stock B, Showroom Stock C and T1). "BFGoodrich Tires offers the most technologically advanced DOT racing tire in the world, and we're extremely pleased to partner our World Challenge and Spec Racer Ford Pro Series with BFGoodrich Tires' product," said Mitch Wright, Technical Manager, SCCA Pro Racing. The World Challenge Championship is North America's premier production-based road racing series, featuring competition in two classes—Touring 1 and Touring 2—based on engine displacement and performance potential. World Challenge race cars are highly-modified street models, featuring production-based but upgraded suspension, brakes and drivetrain. With 27 marques representing 23 manufacturers last season and at least that many in 1998, the World Challenge is the ultimate proving ground for street-car performance technology. Manufacturers from North America, Asia and Europe compete in the World Challenge, including the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro; the Saleen and Ford Mustang; BMW's M3, 328is and 318Ti; Porche's 911; the Toyota Supra; Acura's NSX and Integra; Honda's Prelude and Del Sol; the Saturn SC; the Dodge Neon; and Mazda's RX-7, RX-7 Twin Turbo and 626. "There is no production-based series that offers closer competition than the World Challenge," said Herb Johnson, Director of Motorsports, BFGoodrich Tires. "With the wide mix of performance and weight among the various competing cars, the World Challenge offers the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the full performance potential of our g-Force R1 tire." The SRFPS features identical open-cockpit sports racers, offering controlled-cost competition for drivers looking to make their way up the professional racing ladder. "As the spec tire for a spec-racing series, our goal will be to provide a competitive, long-wearing tire that will allow each driver's skill to shine," added Johnson. "BFGoodrich brand looks forward to helping each driver preform to his or her best by providing only the best in DOT racing tire technology."
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