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.”