Weekend Autocross and Daily Driving Tires? Bridgestone Has You Covered!

Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

There comes a time during a weekend warrior's motorsports activities that he or she realizes their daily driving tires just aren't cutting it. You end up chewing up the tires and imposing uneven treadwear. Participating in autocross events can literally shave the tread blocks at their sides. Track driving can easily overheat and blister or chunk the shoulder and intermediate tread blocks, rendering your tires as unusable.
 

Extreme Performance Summer tires are a great bridge between street tires and DOT approved slicks. The Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 came out on top during our testing of tires in this performance category. This tire brings higher grip levels than a performance street tire in both wet and dry conditions, with durability that far exceeds a Track & Competition DOT tire.


The RE-11 is also a great learning tool if you'd like to make the step up to a dedicated track tire. Slick style tires remove much of the audible feedback, and most of the seat-of-the-pants feel to approaching the limit of grip. This tire offers more grip than Max Performance Summer tires, but keeps all the feedback tendencies, making it an ideal learning tool.
 

Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 is also offers a great combination of aggressive performance with radical styling. Take a look at what a few of our customers are saying about this tire:

"Best handling tire I have ever owned. Perfect for street and and track. I love the RE-11s." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2001 Acura Integra R

"Awesome tire for on/off track. Very responsive and easy to identify the tire's limits. Used at autocross events and I blow cars away." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1997 Toyota Starlet, Glanza V
 

Comments on Weekend Autocross and Daily Driving Tires? Bridgestone Has You Covered!

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by Dave:
Need more sizes! Vintage cars are huge in autocross events, but not only are there no appropriately sized autocross tires, it's no longer even possible to get top-performing street tires in VERY common sizes. For example, I require 205/65/15's. Try to find a truly excellent tire in that size, can't do it. Even the 205/60/15s available a couple years back are gone. And TONS of older cars still involved in motrosports use tires similar to these sizes. People need these tires.
Friday, May 3, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack:
Hi Dave,

I will pass this information on to my Bridgestone contact on your behalf. It is an industry trend in extreme / race tires. The 15" options are in lower profile sizes such a s 195/50 or 205/50.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by chris:
i agree with a few other posts on this site. i have a 1980 trans am with 15 inch rims.
would love tires like these. but that's not an option.

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