Suzuka upgrades tire warmers for easier temperature readings

Suzuka Professional Racing Products has updated its single-temperature tire warmers which heat tires from 70 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit in about 45 minutes.

The tire warmers reportedly now provide more accurate temperature control, have shock-resistant thermostats and include dual-stage operating lights -- red for heating and green for ready. The warmers also now feature felted-carbon insulation and melt-proof aluminized fiberglass liners to help disperse heat.

There's also a  new bungee-cord system for better fit and storage. The warmers come in red and black and can accommodate logos. They retail for $300.

Suzuka is a division of Chicken Hawk Racing. The warmers are available through Parts Unlimited or by contacting Chicken Hawk directly at