The 2018 Tire Rack One Lap of America road rally finished up last week with nearly 80 cars covering almost 4,000 miles over 8 days to compete in 19 different race track events. Michelin returned again this year with a BMW M4 Competition Package equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. This time their M4 was piloted by famed endurance racing drivers Jeff Nowicki and Andy Pilgrim who were able to bring home a class victory and finish 14th overall!
The route started at Tire Rack’s wet skid pad at their headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, then headed west towards Denver. Just before hitting the Rockies though, the rally turned southeast through Texas, to New Orleans, where they then veered north back to the Tire Rack skid pad for the finish:
May 5 Tire Rack Wet Skid Pad – South Bend, IN
May 5 Autobahn Country Club – Joliet, IL
May 6 Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, IL
May 7 Hallett Motor Racing Circuit – Jennings, OK
May 8 High Plains Raceway – Deer Trail, CO
May 9 Motorsport Ranch Road Course – Cresson, TX
May 10 NOLA Motorsports Park – Avondale, LA
May 11 NCM Motorsports Park – Bowling Green, KY
May 12 Tire Rack Dry Skid Pad – South Bend, IN
The BMW M4 Competition Package that was used by the Michelin Team was provided by BMW of North America and was stock except for its single set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The newest max performance tire from Michelin succeeds the Pilot Super Sport, which was widely recognized as the industry-leading ultra-high-performance tire for original equipment and replacement applications.
The Tire Rack One Lap of America is a grueling test where only the best combination of car and tire can take you to victory lane. With events like wet skid pad, drag races, autocross, and track time trials are linked together by hundreds of miles, you need a tire that can perform and endure at the highest of levels, yet still be comfortable for hours on the highway. As we’ve seen in our own testing, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S not only outperforms the competition on the track, but has somehow made it more comfortable than the Pilot Super Sport.
Congratulations to Jeff Nowicki, Andy Pilgrim, Michelin, and BMW of North America!