Goodyear Tire recently announced that one of the Mickey Thompson tires is now being produced at the Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM) facility run by Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. The company was referring to the ET Front tires when making the announcement.
“Throughout the integration process, our teams have remained committed to working together, and this is a great example of how quickly and efficiently our motorsports groups were able to collaborate and leverage Goodyear’s manufacturing footprint,” said Dominick Wycoff, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels president.
The move is significant and acts as a landmark in the Cooper Tire and Goodyear integration. The Mickey Thompson ET Front tire will be the first Cooper tire made at a Goodyear facility in the U.S.
“Goodyear and Mickey Thompson have each played a monumental role in the history of drag racing,” said Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of global race tires. “Now, as a combined organization with over 100 years collectively in the sport, we’re excited to continue that momentum and innovative product development as we look to the future of drag racing.”