(Lakeville, IN) – After close evaluation and extensive testing, Hoosier Racing Tire will change the required left side tire to an F-55 for the U.S. Short Track Nationals. The F56* on the right side will remain the same. The F-55 with be replacing the F-45. The series includes Super Late Models, JEGS/Pro Late Models and Late Model Stocks.
The decision was made due to high heat track conditions. With safety being the top priority it was agreed upon to run a tire that has similar construction to the F-45. This tire combination will take effect during testing beginning on May 13th in preparation for the race starting May 19th. Teams that have new sticker F-45’s purchased from the event tire distributor for the Short Track U.S. Nationals, may exchange them for the newly announced left side tire.
The highly-anticipated Short Track U. S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway, May 19-21, will showcase the world’s best short track racers competing for the first time on the high-banks of the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, one of the most famous short tracks in the world.
More than 500 race cars split among the six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Model, Pro/Crate Late Model, Late Model Stock, Modified, Street Stock and Compact. The five sanctioning bodies that will be represented are CRA (Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Street Stock), CARS Tour (Super Late Models, Late Model Stock), Southern Super Series (Super Late Model), National Short Track Alliance (Modifieds), and VORES Compact Touring Series (Compacts).