The drag racing front runner has gone through more evolution than you may think over the years and that evolution continues to day as Mickey Thompson has announced four new sizes for drag racers to use on the fronts of their cars. There are two variations on the new 17″ diameter offerings that are designed to work with larger wheels to clear factory brakes on the street machines of today. There are two new designs to fit the 15″ wheels that dominate the sport. Those tires are narrower and lighter than before so racers will have less unsprung weight on the nose. That’s a big deal even at a few lbs at a time.
There’s not a lot of glory in the front runners but those little tires are doing lots more than people give them credit for. Between absorbing the punishment of repeated wheelies and standing up to the repeated abuse of hard braking at the finish line, the tires are doing a lot with a little in terms of contact patch.
If you are in the market for new front runners, Mickey Thompson has you covered!
MICKEY THOMPSON PERFORMANCE TIRES & WHEELS INTRODUCES FOUR NEW SIZES TO THE POPULAR ET FRONT LINE
Stow, Oh. – February 29, 2016 – The ET Front from Mickey Thompson is one of the most popular front tires for racecars including dragsters and land speed racers. Now available in two new 17-inch sizes, the company has also introduced two additional 15-inch sizes.
“The new 17-inch sizes are designed for late model vehicles with big brakes,” said Jason Moulton, Senior Product Development Manager for Mickey Thompson. “They provide improved strut clearance and are lighter weight for better stability at higher speeds.”
“The new 15-inch sizes are narrower for racers who need that fitment,” continued Moulton. “Because the tread patch is narrower, the tire is also lighter with less rolling resistance.”
The ET Front utilizes an ultra-light design and tubeless construction – the perfect choice for high-speed applications. For more information, visit MickeyThompsonTires.com.
About Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., DBA Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.