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Mar 26, 2013

Daytona 200 Week: Dunlop Set Historic Benchmark At Daytona

Daytona 200 Week: Martin Cardenas (36) won AMA Pro Superbike Race Two at Daytona using a U.S.-made rear slick. Photo by Brian J. Nelson/AMA Pro Racing.
Buffalo, NY: Daytona 2013, the opening AMA Pro Road Racing event of the year, ushered in a new era for Dunlop tires—a milestone that carries huge importance for racers and track-day riders all across the country. For the first time in the long and outstanding history of Dunlop’s achievements at Daytona, all Bikeweek 2013 road races were won on Dunlop race tires manufactured in Buffalo, NY. And Dunlop’s Buffalo-made slicks and DOT race tires are available not just to these pros, but to club racers and track-day riders as well through Race Tire Services (www.dunlopracing.com).

Daytona 2013 also marked the first time in history that a Superbike victory took place on Buffalo-made racing slicks rather than slicks made in the UK, and that success was repeated in the second Superbike race. Furthermore, all Daytona SportBike, SuperSport and Harley-Davidson-class races were won on Buffalo-produced DOT-approved Sportmax® D211™ GP-A race tires.

On the podium following his Superbike victory, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s—and Dunlop-sponsored—Martin Cardenas said, “A big thanks to Dunlop. It's the first time that we raced here at Daytona on the US-made rear tire…. So a big congratulations to them. They made very good tires and I'm happy to ride on them.”

Dunlop extends its thanks and congratulations to all racers participating at Daytona, with special recognition going out to all six race winners: Superbike victors Josh Herrin and Martin Cardenas; Daytona 200 winner Cameron Beaubier; Supersport winners Stefano Mesa and Tomas Puerta; and Harley-Davidson-class winner Tyler O’Hara.

All racers and track-day participants can purchase Buffalo-made race tires through Race Tire Service at 800-772-TIRE (800-772-8473). The direct line for orders or tech questions is 615-641-3323; fax 615-641-8959. Also, these race tires can be ordered via email at info@dunlopracing.com, and online orders or requests for information can be obtained at www.dunlopracing.com. Race Tire Service is available for phone orders from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central time (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific time). Orders placed before 2:00 PM Central time will ship that day. All messages left will be returned the next day so orders can be shipped as quickly as possible.


About Dunlop
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations located in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com.