Goodyear Tire Fast Facts for Texas WoO

THE PENNZOIL WORLD OF OUTLAWS' SOUTHERN BLEACHER CLASSIC TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- MARCH 30-31, 2000 DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE DIRT TRACK SPECIAL Right front 26.5x8.0 - 15 Right rear 33.0x17.0 - 15 Left front ...

THE PENNZOIL WORLD OF OUTLAWS' SOUTHERN BLEACHER CLASSIC TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- MARCH 30-31, 2000 DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE DIRT TRACK SPECIAL Right front 26.5x8.0 - 15 Right rear 33.0x17.0 - 15 Left front 26.5x8.0 - 15 Left rear 4 sizes available for stagger preference NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 500 RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: Left front 10 psi Right front 12 psi Left rear 4-6 psi Right rear 8-10 psi The Pennzoil World of Outlaws series debuts at the new Texas Motor Speedway dirt track next door to the 1.5-mile superspeedway hosting this weekend's NASCAR Winston Cup Series event. Thursday's and Friday's races can be seen on TNN starting at 10 p.m. EST. Goodyear will bring more than 500 tires to Texas for the Outlaws. The track conditions can change several times during each event as the dirt dries out and the racing line changes. Leading teams will have as many as seven sets of tires mounted prior to the event and make snap decisions on tire selection based on their experience, personal laps and observing racers in other heats. The Outlaws staged a one-day open test at TMS three weeks ago that allowed the drivers to narrow their gear selection and other mechanical choices for this weekend's races. However, the test, conducted in the heat of the day, did not provide drivers nor Goodyear engineers with an opportunity to work on tire selection. "A big part of a racer's tire selection process is personal experience and knowledge of how the track will change over the course of a night," said Paul Lauritzen, Goodyear's operations manager for sprint dirt racing. "When you don't have that track experience, like this weekend at Texas, it means Goodyear will bring more tires and we will spend a lot more time working with the racers, receiving their input and helping them to make the proper selection for the next race." The right rear tire is responsible for the majority of the work on a winged sprint car. Goodyear provides four right rear constructions and seven tire compounds in each construction, making sure the racer has the proper tire for the current conditions of the track. For Texas, Goodyear will have 21 tire codes available in six sizes and six compounds.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Paul Lau