Phoenix Race Tires has performed extensive, real-world testing on the new PH18S, a 28x10.5-inch stiff sidewall bias ply slick that offers exceptional traction for high horsepower cars on both concrete and asphalt surfaces. Local racer, Billy Smith offered his turbocharged Chevy Nova (seen above) as a test vehicle and used Brainerd Motorsports Park as a test facility.
Smith tested the tires on the track, with and without track prep, as well as in the shutdown area, where it is completely bare asphalt. Smith would go on to win multiple No Prep races in the 2019 and 2020 season, including a race in the shutdown area of the track, using the PH18S stiff-sidewall tire.
Other racers saw the winning performance, and the area’s top small tire no prep contenders are now running Phoenix Race Tires. It is important to note that the tires were tested and raced using water burnouts only (no special traction compound).