Step 1: Not sure what tire/size you need?
Click on the Stack of Tires below to see the available brands/sizes.
Step 2: Call Smarty AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR RACE !!
We can’t guarantee your order if you call the same week. You have been warned !!
Step 3: PAYMENT. Going forward, we will only accept Cash of Checks. No Exceptions !!
Caring for your Tires:
- The first laps (10-15 minutes) for the tire are critical for setting up the durability and competitive life.
- The early part of the session should be run at an easy pace, with the speed gradually increased until the end.
- The final lap should be run at the fastest possible speed. The intent is to achieve maximum tire temp on the last lap.
- At this point the car should be brought in and the tires allowed to cool at a normal rate. Optimally, the tires should be removed or have the car jacked up during this cooling.
- During this process, the inflation pressure should be 3-5 psi higher than you would normally use. The best progression would have the driver taking 4-7 laps to accomplish this break-in.
- The goal is to have the tire temp as high as possible on the last lap without "shocking" the tire during the warm up laps. In essence, no wheelspin, late braking, or sliding.
- The last lap should be at, or very close, the maximum possible.
- After completing the run in, the length of time the tire is allowed to set is possibly more important.
- The barest minimum for this process to be beneficial is 24 hours. (Not "the next day"). Any less than this is a waste of time. The best situation would allow a week before using the tire again.
- Proper tire management is a difficult process. To accomplish this almost always requires a second set of wheels.