We applied for a patent on this style of tire about one year ago. For anyone else in the United States who wishes to sell or manufacture this type of tire, they must have it licensed by JACO or manufactured by JACO for their own use. Suffice to say that TRC and JACO have discussed these options and an arrangement that is mutually beneficial will be worked out.
As far as our tires being on sale at Cleveland, I have said it before- Don't read into this too much. It is simply a matter of convenience for both JACO and Trinity. They want to sell the hottest items at one of the world's premier events. We want our product available for the first time at Cleveland. The arrangement works. I hope we both sell a lot of tires because if they don't make money, we don't make money.
Pace- Thanks for the positive comments on the tires. We have worked very hard in the last year to improve our current products and introduce new cutting edge tires that make a difference on the track. As a company, we don't usually debut a lot of new items, but when we do we try to make them significant.