If you’ve got a street and strip vehicle, you know the importance of having proper tires to compete with on the track that still provide plenty of traction on the road. The Sportsman Pro Tire from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has provided a great combination to automotive enthusiasts since their release in 1991 and now has been inducted into the Hot Rod Magazine’s Speed Parts Hall of Fame. This is not only a big honor, but a much deserved recognition to the tire that started it all.
HOT ROD MAGAZINE SELECTS MICKEY THOMPSON SPORTSMAN PRO TIRE FOR THE SPEED PARTS HALL OF FAME
STOW, OHIO – The Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro tire was among five legendary speed parts to be inducted into the Hot Rod Magazine Speed Parts Hall of Fame for 2011. Originally introduced in 1991 as the widest high-performance street legal tire, the Sportsman Pro’s specially designed tread, unique “hot and sticky” drag tire compound, and flexible wrinkle wall construction was revolutionary for the time providing Pro Street racers a tire for both on and off the strip.
“We were so pleased that the Sportsman Pro tire was selected for this prestigious recognition,” said Ken Warner, VP Sales & Marketing, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. “This tire built the foundation for today’s ET Street line, as well as many of our popular ET Drag slicks.”