Aaron Vail,runs alot of big $ races and uses them on both cars. I used to run the 1984 on my Malibu I had years ago, they hooked good and we're very consistent but the side walls would go away within 100 passes.
Larry,a few months ago I found an email address for a person with Goodyear supposedly in the performance side of the business. I asked if they just concentrated on the pros or cared about sportsman racing with tire development but never received a reply. I also asked why we never see them at any of our bracket races in Texas. Oh well I guess I got my answer.
Originally posted by Little Chief: Larry,a few months ago I found an email address for a person with Goodyear supposedly in the performance side of the business. I asked if they just concentrated on the pros or cared about sportsman racing with tire development but never received a reply. I also asked why we never see them at any of our bracket races in Texas. Oh well I guess I got my answer.
Who's email were you trying? If it was Mart from Goodyear Racing, he would of contacted you without a doubt.
Posts: 1405 | Location: Under a Truck | Registered: August 23, 2013
I had a set of Goodyears on my old car before I sold it. They worked, but the 60' was all over the map with them. Mickeys have been good to me, gonna keep running them....at least when I'm not trying to kill them......
Mark Goulette Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster www.livinthedreamracing.com "Speed kills but it's better than going slow!" Authorized Amsoil Retailer
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011
I ran GY's for 10 years, on a heavy, slow footbrake car. Traction was good on any decently prepped track, and in hot weather. But the sidewalls always cracked and looked weather-checked very quickly, and consistency went away as well, in a few months to a year. (No matter what, where, or how I tried. One GY rep told me I was probably storing them too close to my compressor over the winter?). 60's were never deadly consistent, (nothing like the way M/T's worked for me, once I tried them). Years later, car got lighter, power went up a bunch, and I went to a trans-brake. Tried them again for a short while, and after 2 months, they looked older than some old worn out Mickeys that had been sitting outside for 3-4 years. I went back to M/T, short times tightened up again. Haven't looked back since. FWIW, had good luck with Hoosiers way back also, but they just didn't last long for me.
Dan "Jim" Moore Much too young to feel this damn old!!
I have been running Goodyear on my door car since 2009. We bought a dragster in 2014, and tried all 3 major brands the first couple seasons. I take my racing serious, and like to test a LOT to make my cars as good as they can be. I stuck with the Goodyear on the dragster as well. It would be VERY tough to convince me to switch to any other brand.
Posts: 91 | Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ | Registered: January 19, 2011
Does this make the OP G y curious? LOL. A friend of mine runs Goodyears and always has. Mounts tires of all sorts for people all season long. But always goodyears on his car. He wins plenty. But then he could tighten up the stripe driving a Yugo.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bucky,
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