Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval
|The Firehawk Wide Oval Indy
500® tire's name represents three eras of Firestone heritage
while the tires themselves provide today's sports car,
sporty coupe and performance sedan drivers with Ultra High
Performance Summer tire proficiency. The Firehawk name is
from the present where it is shared with the racing tires
Firestone manufacturers to support today's IndyCar®
championship. The Wide Oval name comes from Firestone's
first low profile tires that helped revolutionize
high-performance street tires in the late 1960s. And INDY
500® celebrates one of the longest relationships in motor
sports where winning the first Indy 500® in 1911 and all of
Firestone's other victories at the Greatest Spectacle in
Racing have established a rich tradition backed by a history
Like all summer tires, Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 tires are
not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures,
through snow or on ice.
The Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 uses a high performance,
silica-enhanced L.L. Carbon tread rubber compound molded
into a directional tread design featuring large independent
shoulder blocks flanking twin intermediate ribs designed to
provide responsive handling and traction in dry conditions.
Three wide circumferential and multiple high-angle grooves
are designed to help water flow from under the footprint to
resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction.
The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts
reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon to provide strength,
stability and high-speed capability.
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