Wednesday, August 1st 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Brubaker
Dunlop Tires Set Multiple Track Records at The Ridge
Dunlop continues to set the standard in road racing tires, as track records at The Ridge were set and reset on Dunlop in back-to-back race weekends.
Eli Edwards set the first ever lap record at the newly constructed The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington with a 1:41.385 in 600 Supersport on May 26th. The following day, Edwards set another track record of 1:40.609 in lap 10 of the Formula Ultra class using UK N-Tec slicks.
“Those Dunlop tires were awesome and not to mention, so much fun! The front tires are so predictable and confidence inspiring,” he said.
On July 15th, 18-year old Andy DiBrino used a Dunlop 120/70×17 D211GP 6838 front and 190/55×17 D211GP 7704 rear on his Yamaha R6 to set the 750 Superbike record at 1:40.000.
“I’ve been running Dunlop all year and I really like the 120/70×17 fronts because they last so long. Using them, I am turning lap times 1 second faster than my previous bests, “ DiBrino said.
Of the results he’s seen using Dunlop tires, he said, “I put new Dunlops on my bike and got the motor running right, and immediately started winning races.”
DiBrino had the overall fastest lap of the weekend at The Ridge. He won 600 Supersport and came in second in 600 Superbike, both on Dunlop tires. DiBrino has won a total of 5 championships racing on Dunlop and plans to stick with them as he progresses towards racing AMA.
“The success our riders are having is undeniable,” said Steve Brubaker, President of Race Tire Service. “We take pride in providing riders with products that produce outstanding results on the track.”
All Dunlop race tires are available online at www.dunlopracing.com, by phone at 800-772-TIRE or trackside at all races nationwide.
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).
Dunlop Tires is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high– quality tires in the U.S. since 1923.