For Immediate Release
April 18, 2018

 

Dunlop Riders Dominate WERA Triple Crown +1 at Road Atlanta

Buffalo, NY: Braving conditions at a rain-soaked Road Atlanta this past Sunday, Brad Burns and Billy Ethridge took first and second respectively on Dunlop tires in the WERA Triple Crown +1 Presented by Honda.

While all of the Sunday road races were run on a wet track, the WERA Triple Crown +1 riders had to compete in a deluge. Despite the conditions, Burns and Ethridge made big waves on their Dunlop KR189 front and KR404 rear tires.

The WERA Triple Crown +1 race was originally scheduled for 11-laps but was red-flagged after three. When the rain eased up, the race was restarted as an eight-lap race, with the riders gridding in their original positions.

After leaving the competition in his wake, Burns said, “At Road Atlanta, it’s pretty exciting going down the back straight at about 160 in the rain, trying to avoid the paint lines and puddles while braking hard for turn ten. When it was raining really hard before the race was stopped, we were running at a pace about 30-seconds slower than my dry times. In the end we were running at about 10-seconds off our dry-track pace. I’m used to the Dunlops and knew I’d have the best tires through to the end.”

Second place finisher, 48-year-old defending Triple Crown champion Ethridge, said, “During the first start it seemed like the water was over a foot deep at the bottom of the hill before the Esses, and there was a river coming down the hill after turn one. So I took the first few laps of the restart easy to sort out the best lines. There’s a lot of grip with the Dunlop rain tires in the wet, but the speed is so fast it really gets your attention.”

Development Manager for Dunlop Motorcycle Tires in North America, Mick Jackson, said; “All of us at Dunlop congratulate Brad and Billy for their efforts. We saw great performances out of these riders despite the conditions and are excited to see the continued competition in this series.”

The Dunlop tires used by WERA riders are available to all other club racers are the same tires used by pro racers in the MotoAmerica series, where Dunlop is the official tire supplier.

 

About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

About Race Tire Service:
Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

Monday, 19 March 2018
For Immediate Release

Buffalo, NY:

 

Dunlop Hits 30 at Daytona

Buffalo, NY: The 77th running of the fabled Daytona 200 produced a familiar face atop the final podium: Danny Eslick dominated the race on his TOBC Racing Yamaha R6 to take his fourth Daytona 200 victory.

Eslick, averaged 95.834 mph, and credited his crew with their preparation of a spare engine forced into use after the team’s first engine failed during Friday’s qualifying.

Eslick’s victory marked the 30th time a Dunlop rider has won the Daytona 200. Daytona has an open-class tire rule—riders can run whatever brand tire they prefer—and Dunlop has been the overwhelming choice at Daytona for many decades. Eslick’s tires were made in America at Dunlop’s Buffalo plant, and are available to club and pro riders through dunlopracing.com.

About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Dunlop is the largest supplier and manufacturer of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

About Race Tire Service:
Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

RTS is happy to announce a new addition to the Dunlop team.

TDW (Track Day Winner LLC) headed by John Cook will be delivering Dunlop trackside service to customers in the southeast region for CCS and WERA.  TDW will service Road Atlanta, Roebling, Talladega, Barber, CMP and VIR for both WERA and CCS.

Along with race service, TDW will provide Dunlop service at all their trackdays.

Located in Adairsville, GA, they are within easy reach of the greater Atlanta area.

John Cook has been racing on Dunlop tires his entire career.  That along with his roadracing and trackday experience, makes him the perfect go to guy for Dunlop racing tires.

“John has a passion for racing,” said Steve Brubaker, President of Race Tire Service Inc. “This passion, experience and work ethic, makes for a great tire guy.”

“I love everything motorcycles!” said John Cook, “I can’t get it out of my system.  Having first-hand knowledge of the Dunlop product, I know it’s the very best.  I am honored to represent Dunlop and look forward to helping riders at the track.   I love the trackside camaraderie and fellowship unique to motorcycle riders and racers.  That is what keeps me coming back to the track.”

You will see John and the TDW crew at the first WERA round at Talladega Feb 17-18.

 

About TDW:  Track Day Winner LLC has been providing track days since 2013 and runs a performance motorcycle shop in Adairsville, GA They can be reached at  www.trackdaywinner.com or 770-877-0326

About Race Tire Service:  Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

DUNLOP’S DOMINGUEZ SETS NEW MARK AT HALLET

Dustin Dominguez, photo by Amanda Morgan.

Dustin Dominguez set a new track record with a 1:14.317 lap time in winning the Formula 1 Expert race during CMRA’s stop at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (Hallett, Oklahoma) on Sunday, September 24. Dominguez’s record-setting ride capping a tremendous weekend of riding for Dunlop racers, with nine first place finishes among a parade of podium appearances.

During the Formula 1 race Dominguez actually posted the TWO fastest lap times in track history. On Lap 3 of the Formula 1 race, Dominguez posted the 1:14.317 time and backed that up with a 1:14.368 on Lap 4 of the race. The old track record was 1:14.371.

Earlier in the weekend, fellow Dunlop rider Conner Blevins, who placed second to Dominguez in the Formula 1 race, earned three first place finishes of his own, in the Superstock C, Superbike B, and Superbike C classes. Blevins win in the Superstock C race paced a sweep for Dunlop, as Hayden Schultz and Alan Phillips joined him on the podium.

Cory Burleson and Alan Phillips, photo by Brian Yuan

While Dustin Meador earned first place in Superbike A and Derek Thomas claimed victory in the 500 Superbike, Dunlop also claimed three victories in team races. Phillips and Cory Burleson combined to ride their Team MotoBros sponsored Yamaha R6’s with Dunlop GPA Pros to the Overall and Heavyweight wins in the Team 60 race, with fellow Dunlop tandem of Dominguez and Schultz placing a close second in both the Heavyweight class and Overall. Team MotoBros (Cory Burleson, Isaiah Burleson and Craig Thomson) also won the Overall Endurance and Ultra-LW GP class on their Yamaha R3. Team Tip Toes & Tonka Trucks rode the new Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ in the 110/150 sizing combination to a first place finish in the 6hr Lightweight Superstock E class.

CMRA Racing will wrap up the 2017 season at MSR Houston over the October 27-29 weekend.

 

 

About Race Tire Service:

Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

Saturday, 2 September 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

MOHAM, BURKE LEAD DUNLOP DOMINANCE AT MRA PIKES PEAK

Shannon Moham and Ryan Burke combined to win 13 races during the MRA stop at Pikes Peak on August 26 & 27, while Andrew Schrems earned seven podium finishes in his seven races.

Schrems rode his Imperial Sportbikes tuned ZX6 to seven podiums with Dunlop KR448 front and KR451  rear slicks.

Burke, who won all five races he entered on the weekend, lead a Dunlop podium sweep in the Race of the Rockies, missing out on the track record by 0.045 seconds. Ray Thornton placed second and Brad Morris claimed third to complete the Race of the Rockies sweep for Dunlop, with all three Dunlop racers riding front and rear soft-2662 slicks.

Burke also won the Open Endurance, Open Superbike, Middleweight SuperSport, and Heavyweight SuperSport races, setting three lap records in the process. In the Middleweight SuperSport, Burke bested the class record by 11 seconds, followed by a 57.581 second record-ride in the Heavyweight SuperSport, 10 seconds better than the previous HWSS mark. Burke set his third track record on the second lap of the Open Endurance race.

Moham, the star of the weekend, claimed eight first place finishes on the weekend, setting new track records in the Heavyweight Endurance on Saturday and the Race of the Rockies GTU on Sunday, leading a Dunlop podium sweep in the ROR GTU with Sean Thomas and Ken Yee finishing second and third. Moham also claimed victory Middleweight Superbike, Heavyweight Superbike, Supertwins GTO, Thunderbike, Formula 40 GTU, and Middleweight Endurance.

MRA Racing continues over the September 16-17 weekend on the High Plains Raceway north course, the second to last race weekend of the 2017 schedule. Entering the final two races of the season, Dunlop riders sit in the top four sports of the Clubman overall points standings with Moham in first, followed by Schrems, Burke, and Thornton.

 

About Race Tire Service: 

Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

August 3, 2017

Dunlop & Race Tire Service are looking to send you and a guest to the August 12-13 MotoAmerica races at Sonoma!

We have two (2) tickets, the 2-Day General Admission Passes with Paddock Access valid for Saturday (Aug 12) through Sunday (Aug 13).

To enter either purchase a set of Dunlop Motorcycle Race Tires through Race Tire Service (on-line here or via phone at 615-641-3323 or 1-800-772-8473) OR enter without a purchase by joining our email list here (only valid email addresses will be entered into the contest).

One random winner will be selected from all valid entries. The random drawing will be held on Wed, Aug 9th and the winner will be notified via email later that same day.

Note: The prize does not include transportation to or from the race track. No purchase necessary to win. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

RACE TIRE SERVICE NOW CARRIES DP RACING PADS

RTS will now carry the racing line of DP PADS on our eCommerce site and on selected trackside trucks.

DP gets is roots as far back as World War II  when Dunlop Aviation in England began pioneering disk brake technology.  Dunlop Aviation again took the initiative, introducing sintered metal disc brake pads in 1955.   Dunlop Aviation was later commissioned by the British Government to incorporate sintered disc brake technology for motorcycle applications. Thus was born DP BRAKES.

DP BRAKES position in the motorcycle market is unique because it is the only manufacturer that concentrates 100 percent of its production on sintered metal pads.

To order online click here:

About DP BRAKES:
At DP BRAKES we define quality as the ability to consistently provide our customers with a product we are proud of.  We have therefore entered in to a partnership with the BSI Group to achieve ISO9001:2015 certification.  Please click the link to see our QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT.

About Race Tire Service:
Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

 

 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

DUNLOP PODIUM SWEEPS HIGHLIGHT WERA ROAD ATLANTA

Dunlop riders claimed four victories, including three podium sweeps, during the WERA Road Atlanta Cycle Jam 2017 over the June 3-4 weekend.

Taylor Knapp led a Dunlop podium sweep in the Expert Superbike A race, with Geoff May claiming second and Brad Burns third. Knapp, May, and Burns also swept the podium in the Formula 1 race as Dunlop riders claimed the top five spots. May led the Dunlop sweep in the Expert Superstock A race, with Knapp taking second and Billy Ethridge third.

Ethridge also won the Expert Senior Superbike race, the fourth Dunlop victory of the Road Atlanta event.

“Dunlop’s continuing development of new product is paying off,” Steve Brubaker, President of Race Tire Service said. “We are seeing more and more podium sweeps with Dunlop riders.  The factory’s time and dedication to producing World Class products is reflected in these top finishes at the club level.”

The WERA circuit continues this weekend with races at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California and Grattan Raceway Park in Belding, Michigan.

 

About Race Tire Service:
Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

DUNLOP CONTINUES CMRA DOMINANCE

CMRA Racing, Dunlop Street Tires

Photo by Marian Orchard

Dunlop riders topped the podium in four of the most important races during the CMRA stop at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit over the May 19-21 weekend, including five first place finishes by Cory Burleson, four in individual races and one in the team endurance.

Much like during the April CMRA stop, Dunlop swept the team endurance races, paced by Team Village Idiots (Cory Burleson, John Orchard, Garret Tomlinson and Chris Headley). Team Pretty Hate Machine (Alan Phillips, David Tiede, Andy Galindo, Will Gruy) took second place and Team Just Can’t Quit Racing (JC Camacho, Pete Martins, Dustin Meador, Dewayne Davis) claimed third.

Individually, Nick Doolan won the Heavyweight class. Burleson took first place in the Overall and Middleweight classes by a 12 second margin at the finish line. Burleson also won the Formula 1 and Superstock B races.

CMRA racing returns on June 16-18 at Texas World Speedway.

About Race Tire Service:
Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).

 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
For Immediate Release

Nashville, TN
Contact: Steve Brubaker
615-641-3323

 

BLEVINS, BURLESON, & TEAM VILLAGE IDIOTS LEAD DUNLOP’S DOMINANCE AT CMRA MOTORSPORT RANCH RACES

Connor Blevins
(Photo by Amanda Brooke Morgan)

Connor Blevins won four individual races, Cory Burleson won two races and Dunlop teams swept the podium in the Overall and Superbike Endurance team relays during CMRA racing at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, Texas over the April 7-9 weekend.

Village Idiots won the team events, leading from the start with a team of Burleson, Garret Tomlinson, John Orchard, and Chris Headley, all riding Dunlops. Fellow Dunlop teams LocoMotion (second place) and Team Pretty Hate Machine (third place) completed the podium sweep.

Team Village Idiots
(Photo by Amanda Brooke Morgan)

Blevins claimed victories in the Formula 1, SuperBike B, SuperStock B, and SuperBike C. Blevins was impressive in his control of the Formula 1 race, qualifying on the Pole and leading wire to wire with an almost four-second margin over second place. Additionally, he posted the fasted lap of the weekend with a 1:14.940, the only rider to go under 1:15.

But Blevins showed more impressive racing skills in the SuperBike and SuperStock races, starting from the last row in all three.

Burleson won the Overall Solo 30 and the Middleweight races. Dunlop tires also claimed the top podium position in the Formula 2 Endurance with Team Torquasaurus. Individually Orchard (Formula 40 Middleweight), Nick Doolan (SuperStock A), Marcelo Fartura (Formula 40 Heavyweight novice), Shandra Crawford (Formula 1 Ladies) all picked up one victory each, giving Dunlop riders 10 individual wins on the weekend.

 

About Race Tire Service:

Race Tire Service is the National distributor for Dunlop motorcycle road racing tires and can be reached at www.dunlopracing.com or 800-772-TIRE (8473).