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Vinnie Baratta

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Hi gang, ill be headed to Mid Ohio next month for NASA Nationals... ive heard from different sources that mid o "likes old tires" so when you combine that with the Toyo RR's ability to generally wear well what does that mean?

Should i buy brand new tires, heat cycle them once on practice day and then just pull them out and run them the rest of the weekend once its showtime?

I'll have a set with 4 heat cycles, and an other with 6. Should i run one of those the whole weekend? Maybe bring both and split the difference?

Anyone have decent data as to when the sweet spot at Mid Ohio is with RRs? Itll affect how i pick tires for the race before then (this weekend) Thanks!

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Vinnie one of the issues with new RR's at Mid O is that new tires will grain and when they do they are slow. The other is that a new RR if Fat, heavier than a shaved or older set of tires. So one thing I can say for sure, a new set of stickers is not fast there, older or shaved tires do better.


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So maybe those used tires don't necessarily have to have been used at mid Ohio? And do people shave RRs? Heard of it with RA1s and r888s but not these

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So maybe those used tires don't necessarily have to have been used at mid Ohio? And do people shave RRs? Heard of it with RA1s and r888s but not these

 

Vinnie - yes drivers do shave RR's, and to different depths. Certainly was the case at Watkins Glen, another track that doesnt favor sticker RR's. I suspect it was one of the reasons TOYO issued sticker sets to all drivers at the NASA nationals at COTA last year, in an attempt to get everyone onto an even playing field wrt tires. 


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