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.

Official Release:

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.”

The Sportsman Pro tire is still a part of a complete Sportsman line from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. For more information or to order, visit http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/street.php. For a Mickey Thompson product catalog, visit http://mickeythompsontires.com/catalogs/ .

For more info on the Hot Rod Magazine Speed Parts Hall of Fame, visit: http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/general/hrdp_1112_2011_speed_parts_hall_of_fame/.

Highlights:

  • Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro tires have specifically designed tread, a “hot and sticky” drag compond and felxible wrinkle wall construction
  • Provide Pro Street racers the ultimate combination street and strip tire
  • Foundation for the ET Street line and ET Drag slick