How Its Made ~ Dragster Tires

Goodyear Dragster Tire
How Dragster Tires Are Made

A dragster’s tires take quite a beating during the brief but fast run down the racetrack.

The tires have to face full-on acceleration right out of the starting gate, then heavy-duty braking after the finish line with the car deploying a rear parachute and slowing to an eventual stop.

A drag race is the ultimate automotive sprint with rapid acceleration to speeds topping 310 miles per hour — optimal tire traction can give a car the winning edge…