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Goodyear’s Mickey Thompson And Cooper Brands Sweep Top Three Podium Spots For SEMA New Product Awards

November 3, 2021 GMT
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels’ Baja Legend EXP – a “Best New Tire” award winner at the 2021 SEMA Show in the Tire and Related Product categories – provides long-lasting tread life and exceptional cut and chip resistance, wet handling and braking performance. (Jessica Yanesh for Goodyear)
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Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels’ Baja Legend EXP – a “Best New Tire” award winner at the 2021 SEMA Show in the Tire and Related Product categories – provides long-lasting tread life and exceptional cut and chip resistance, wet handling and braking performance. (Jessica Yanesh for Goodyear)
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Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels’ Baja Legend EXP – a “Best New Tire” award winner at the 2021 SEMA Show in the Tire and Related Product categories – provides long-lasting tread life and exceptional cut and chip resistance, wet handling and braking performance. (Jessica Yanesh for Goodyear)

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels’ Baja Legend EXP off-road tire has claimed the coveted Best New Product Award, and Mickey Thompson’s ET Street Front drag tire and Cooper Tire’s Discoverer Snow Claw were named to the award’s two Runner-Ups. Through these victories, Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) has earned a complete sweep of the award in the Tire and Related Product category.

“Designing and creating the best tires for our customers is at the heart of what we do, and we are appreciative of SEMA for recognizing the new Baja Legend EXP and the ET Street Front tires,” said Dominick Wycoff, president of Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “We understand the needs of consumers and are committed to producing quality and innovative tires that can help drivers hit the road with confidence.”

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SEMA’s Best New Product Awards are presented to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products, and Baja Legend EXP, ET Street Front and Discoverer Snow Claw emerged in their respective categories, demonstrating exceptional performance.

“Our focus is on making quality tires that meet the needs of today’s drivers wherever their journey takes them – even through the most extreme weather and demanding terrain,” said Michiel Kramer, executive director, Product Marketing for Cooper Tire. “The technology that goes into our tires plays a crucial role in a vehicle’s overall performance, and we are extremely proud to see Discoverer Snow Claw recognized for its innovation, technology and impact.”

Mickey Thompson and Cooper’s award-winning tires will be on display throughout the 2021 SEMA Show at booth 84180 and 45021, respectively. The featured tires provide drivers with many benefits, with product highlights including:

  • Baja Legend EXP: Features optimized tread design for maximum on and off-road grip and a smooth, quiet ride. The Baja Legend EXP’s variable length and depth Sidebiters® provide a bold look, off-road traction and sidewall protection.
  • Discoverer Snow Claw: Features patented Snow Groove technology, which traps snow in the grooves of the tire for greater traction, handling and stopping power. Rigorously snow-tested in four countries across three continents, Discoverer Snow Claw gives drivers confidence and grip on the road in the bitter cold, snow and ice.
  • ET Street Front: Provides the potential for quicker elapsed times with a DOT-approved front skinny design. ET Street Front is a lightweight tire that features radial construction and lower rolling resistance and was made for early-and late-model muscle cars, hot rods and street rods.

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Discoverer Snow Claw is available for purchase at Cooper retail locations and more information can be found online at www.coopertire.com. To learn more about Baja Legend EXP and ET Street Front, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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