Bristol Dragway officials today announced Shinko Tires (distributed by WPS) as a sponsor for the inaugural Thunder Valley Dragbike Shootout. 

In the United States, Shinko Tires are imported by Western Power Sports, Inc. (WPS), with corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. With a strong foothold on the power sports market and with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; and Memphis, Tennessee, Shinko Tires USA-in conjunction with WPS-is proud to bring you the Shinko line of Sportbike, Cruiser, Scooter, Off road, and Dual sport tires.

Shinko Tires has quickly become a favorite of motorcycle drag racers.  They provide superior traction at great affordability.  The soon to be available Shinko Reactor Drag Slick is sure to be a huge success with the drag racing community.

Scott Casper, Street Product Manager, sees great potential in the new event and is excited to partner with Bristol Dragway on the inaugural event.

"Shinko Tire and WPS are proud to be a part of the inaugural Thunder Valley Dragbike Shootout and we hope this will be the beginning of a long lasting partnership with this event in the future. Shinko is committed to building the highest quality tires at a price that is affordable to all motorcycle racers and riders," said Casper.

In addition to sponsoring the Street ET class, Shinko Tires will be on premise with a vendor display during the Thunder Valley Dragbike Shootout for all your race day needs.

Dragway officials look to make additional sponsorship announcements for the Thunder Valley Dragbike Shootout in the coming weeks.

For more information about Shinko Tires (distributed by WPS), call 208-376-8400 or visit