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Ted Hamilton

Not OPEN open, spec the duro, leave the brand open.  Big difference.

And if you spec a tire that doesn’t grip virtually the same over its’ full lifetime then the person with less heat cycles has a better tire — same dilemma even with a spec tire — the rich will buy new ones every race, the budget racers will be stuck…

Whereas if you just spec the duro, I can check it myself and run whatever I want.

Though I no longer have them, at the end of the STARS! WKA event at BeaveRun in 2001, I collected 92 tires from the trash bins, plus some bodywork.  I matched the tires by brand, size, and condition, tested them with a durometer, and didn’t buy another tire again for the next 5 years.  That’s budget racing.

2014 Praga Dragon / IAME KA-100