Firestone Racing have confirmed that they have brought more than 1,300 race tires for this weekend’s doubleheader Iowa 250’s at Iowa Speedway starting today. The left and right side construction and compound are the same as what the drivers had here last year with each driver receiving 13 sets of the Firestone Firehawk tire.
Speaking about the races this weekend, Cara Adams, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production with Bridgestone Americas Motorsports commented saying:
Iowa’s 0.875 mile tri-oval might be short in distance, but the demands of the track surface, progressive banking and loading require a race tire construction of similar to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the left side and a super speedway on the right side. This means our right side tires are more durable to accommodate weight transfer from the cars turning left for almost a full lap, while the left side tires have a softer compound and construction to ensure the care doesn’t lose grip. There is no change from last year’s construction or compound in the race tires we are bringing to Iowa in 2020.