In todays article we are going to be discussing the importance of selecting the correct tires for your racing purposes and applications. The most important aspect of automotive racing has to be the single word “traction” without it we can not move, we loose control, racing becomes a dangerous and un-eventful sport outside of the crazy world of drifting. Even drifting requires mass amounts of traction in order to propel the car in a sideways motion.
We have composed a list of a couple very prominent and important tire manufacturers and we wanted to compare reviews and information that we found online through various retailers like tire rack and Revwerks etc.
Initially we wanted to compare and write a review on one of our favorite tires, the Falken RT-615 this is a tire that has a vey aggressive tread pattern and on top of that it also sports a 180 tread wear which is the lowest level you can legally run for a lot of auto cross events as well as sporting solo one and solo 2 racing events.
We have attached a picture of the RT-615 below, this tire performs great under all conditions. Although one thing we did notice was after roughly 10 laps on the road course they start to become greasy, which is somewhat concerning for high speed turns coming off of a straight and into a sharp hairpin.