Goodyear to produce Mickey Thompson drag tire in Akron

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Goodyear has announced that Mickey Thompson ET Front tires will now be produced at the tire maker’s Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM) facility in Akron, Ohio.

“Throughout the integration process, our teams have remained committed to working together, and this is a great example of how quickly and efficiently our motorsports groups were able to collaborate and leverage Goodyear’s manufacturing footprint,” said Dominick Wycoff, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels president.

The production of the new Mickey Thompson drag tire represents a milestone in the integration of Goodyear and Cooper Tire – the ET Front will be the first Cooper tire manufactured at a Goodyear facility in the US.

“Goodyear and Mickey Thompson have each played a monumental role in the history of drag racing,” said Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of global race tires. “Now, as a combined organization with over 100 years collectively in the sport, we’re excited to continue that momentum and innovative product development as we look to the future of drag racing.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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