So some of you may have seen that one of the other series now has a tire sponsor and all entries are required to run a spec tire, the RS4. They get a pretty decent discount on the tires as well. One of my teammates brought up an interesting point, that sponsor is guaranteeing stock in the most common sizes and now Tire rack is showing a back order for the 245 we run. Now that may or may not be related but it would be nice to know you can get the tires you need before a race without hoping tire rack has stock.
How would Champcar feel about a mandated tire with a discounted price? Not that I think this would EVER happen. I can't imagine the rable that would arise from that. Gotta say tho, that discount on that tire looks pretty good (Doesn't include shipping, so I don't know what that would run or if it would offset the discount). But if I could show up to a race, go to the tire truck and get 4 mounted and balanced for that price....I'd be in.