Monday, July 24th, 2017

IDBL Pro Street Tire Rule Revision

Published on January 17, 2017 by   ·   2 Comments

The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announced today a rule revision in the Pro Street category for the 2017 season. The adjustment allows riders to use any DOT approved front or rear tire.  Previously only two rear tires were approved for use. 

IDBL logo

“This is a direct result of listening to what the racers wanted,” IDBL president Jack Korpela said. “Many of our teams wanted to continue running the no-longer-produced Michelin Power One until their inventory runs out. One problem with that tire is the price has skyrocketed due to lack of supply. We also have a number of teams who want a newer, more affordable tire like the recently released Michelin RS. Opening it up to any DOT tire gives teams the freedom to experiment with new combinations.  This is a great class and every team is important no matter what their budget or tire preference is.”

The Michelin Power RS, Andy Leslie

The Michelin Power RS

The five-race IDBL Pro Street championship chase begins April 22-23 from Maryland International Raceway.  The IDBL will once again hold its $10,000-to-win Pro Street Battle Royale at the DME Fall Nationals, Oct. 6-8, also from MDIR. The season will conclude at Rockingham Dragway Nov. 3-5. “We have an outstanding class and guaranteed payouts. I invite all Pro Street racers to come join us for what is sure to be an exciting championship chase,” Korpela said.  

Joey Gladstone

Can anyone dethrone Joey Gladstone on his Pro Street winning machine?

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Joe T says:

    These guys should not complain, at least they don’t have to deal with MT tires, try spending $500 per tire for one run. I know we went through 6 tires at the Fall MANCUP event in SGMP.

  2. Great Job by All…. DOT but that Michelin is a Great tire. I had no idea you all where paying that much money…… Cheesey Bastard making money just cause they can….. Come On Man !!!! I can only wait to see what Crazy #s and Speed in 2017… Rock On !!!!

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