On April 1st Nitto Tire released a new DOT legal drag radial tire dubbed the NT555RII with a refined design for a better performing drag radial than their previous offerings.
The popular tire manufacturer is celebrating the NT555RII release by offering a bonus program to TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout , and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge competitors. They’re bumping the purse to $1,000 for winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13-second, 14-second, and 15-second time zones in each category if they accomplish the task on a set of Nitto NT555RII tires! Yep, the only requirement is to rock a pair of these new Nitto drag radials, which will be verified by NMCA race officials.
The Nitto NT555RII drag radials were released as a better design to its popular and successful drag radial program. The NT555RII exceeds dry performance, wet traction, comfort, and quietness over the NT05R while still maintaining a 100 UTQG tread wear rating. Nitto engineers accomplished this task through a special drag race compound, reconfigured sidewall, and tread design. Harry Kong, Manager, Brand Publishing, at Nitto Tire U.S.A., said “The NT555RII is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with additional flexibility for the weekend drag racer.”
NT555RII’s initial release included eleven tire sizes that are available immediately and dozens more coming by summer. Check www.NittoTire.com for sizes and authorized dealers near you.
“Nitto Tire has been an incredible supporter of NMCA and its enthusiast community for nearly 20 years. Their generous bonus program for the TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge fields show that commitment and excitement,” said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series.
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals re-launches its season next month at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Madison, IL) the weekend of May 28-31 for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance.
For more information on the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival and all that it has to offer, visit www.NMCAdigital.com/STL