Drivers raving about Bridgestone tires after weekend victories at Tire Rack SCCA races

Jan. 1, 2020
Bridgestone?s Potenza tires were rolling on the winning cars in three racing classes during the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo National Championships.
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Bridgestone’s Potenza tires were rolling on the winning cars in three racing classes during the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo National Championships.

Top Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) drivers from around the country showcased the outstanding performance attributes of the Potenza RE-01R tire during the Sept. 16-19 event at Heartland Park-Topeka in Kansas, according to Phil Pacsi, vice president of consumer tire marketing, for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire.

“SCCA Solo competitors in the Street Touring S (STS), S2 (STS2), Street Touring S Ladies (STSL), S2 Ladies (STS2L), Street Touring Extreme (STX) and Street Touring Ultra (STU) class came to know and rely upon the outstanding grip and consistency of the tires,” Pacsi reports. Solo events consist of autocross skill contests that emphasize a car’s handling characteristics.

“From the first run, right out of the box, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R’s really allowed me to perform up to my full potential,” says Mike King of Jacksonville, Fla., who captured his second straight STS2 class Championship while driving a Honda CRX Si. “The Potenza tires stayed very consistent and stable, and that gave me confidence through the course that was invaluable.”

Michelle Seelig of Edmond, Okla., also competing in a Honda CRX Si, secured her second championship this year.

“The tires are fantastic. I can carry more speed through the sweepers and the tires allow more response in the slalom. They’re less affected by cold conditions,” says the 2008 STS2L class champion.

Winning the STU class was Colin Fiedler of Milwaukee, Wis.  This was his first time competing in the class, and he ran his daily-driver 2007 Subaru WRX STi with the Potenzas.

“I love the Bridgestone tires. They held up extremely well and are very forgiving,” says Fiedler. “I didn’t have any heat issues and the Potenzas were exceptionally consistent.”

“During SCCA competitions, tires, and the drivers’ confidence in them, are essential to overall success,” Pacsi observes. “Drivers have been competing and winning SCCA Solo events on Bridgestone-brand tires throughout the year in preparation for this championship event and we’re extremely proud of our commanding presence.”

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