225/50/16 Hoosier D.O.T. Drag Radial tires


Drag Race Newbie
Anyone have experience or feedback on these tires?
I plan on using them for the 1/4 mile track. Do they provide decent grip?

I don't want to run a full slick and I already know what the best setup for this platform is (M&H or M&T 24.5 x 8.5 x 15). These end up being way too expensive $$$ for the amount of times I'll find myself at the tack.

The Hoosier Drag Radial setup would be for occasional track days.
Anyone running the newer version? Hoosier D.O.T. Drag Radial 2 :


Go Kart Newbie
Austin, TX
In the RWD high HP scene, Hoosier DRs have been a longtime favorite. Polyester radial cords make them super light weight with a more compliant carcass for launches.

Sidewall and compliance are important for making a FWD car hook and not break loose and hop.

That said, you’ll get your best feedback posting this in the drag racing forum.

Most of the tire folks in this section care about stance, treadwear, noise or auto-x and handling. :)

The only drawback to the Hoosier DRs you mentioned is they are a soft sidewalk and very soft/sticky, so Hoosier discourages them from being run on the street or on highway trips.

If you bolt them on at the track and switch back to street tires after, you’ll get the most life out of them.


Passed Driver's Ed
What's a good DR or go to for a PP car that needs a 17" wheel? (2018 SE DSG).