July 14th Tire Soak Testing Resultskalamazoo
As the rules in each class clearly state, there is Absolutely No Tire Soaking or altering of the tire of any kind allowed at Kalamazoo Speedway. It doesn’t say that you can go down to a certain softness or Durometer number……it clearly states NO TIRE SOAKING PERIOD! We have been checking tires, both cold & hot with a durometer.
On July 14th, we collected two tire samples after the Outlaw Super Late Model Feature from the RF tire; one sample was obtained from Todd Harrington’s and one from Mark Shook’s car. Procedures to collect these samples were followed exact to the specs. And I would also add that this was a random check as none of the top five finishing cars for that event had tires that checked soft with the Durometer.
The attachment contains the report that was emailed back from Blue Ridge Labs. As you can see, both tires checked 100% clean. CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESULTS.
As a reminder……..we will continue to monitor tires for the remainder of the year, If a car has tire(s) that are suspected of being tampered with or Kalamazoo Speedway chooses to confiscate a tire(s) for periodical testing. If the tire sample sent in is found to have been altered, the driver will forfeit their earned money & points from that night of racing as well as receiving a four-week suspension from participating in the next four events scheduled for that class. The driver will also pay a $500 fine before being allowed to race at Kalamazoo Speedway. If the tire sample sent in is found to be clean, all points, money and a new tire will be given to the driver.
If you refuse to allow a tire to be confiscated by the track, the driver will forfeit his/her pay and points for the night and have a four-week suspension from participating in the next four events scheduled for that class.
Again, our rules are very clear that state Absolutely No Tire Soaking of Any Kind! This tire soak game is not healthy, its expensive and its illegal……..and its time to end tire soaking at Kalamazoo.