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Alpha Race Tires have been the industry leaders for over a decade. It's no surprise because our on track testing has lead to a superior design, lighter weight, and better handling. Our tires are crafted in our shop to insure stronger threads, better fit on the axle, more accurately machined rims, and the truest grind in slot racing. And all our tires use featherweight magnesium hubs and are priced no higher than others charge for aluminum hubs. Don't settle for less! The finest racing tires are right here!
WONDER RACE TIRES 
These tires feature the super tough, long, long wearing black rubber, which also has exceptional grip.  In addition, it is unusually light in weight.  This phenomenal compound has come to be called "Wonder Rubber" and it has taken wing car racing by storm.  For years the performance of high powered slot cars have exceeded the capabilities of the tires making frequent tire changes necessary, but this remarkable compound is up to the test.  It is particularly recommended for high speed racing in glue. This amazing rubber combined with Alpha's superior design, quality, and precision will give you the winning edge you are looking for.  For any type wing car racing with glue, this is the tire of choice.  Available in medium (add M after catalog #), hard, firmness 28 - 33 (add H after catalog #) or extra hard firmness 34 & above. (add X after catalog #)…. Order… 
Wonder rubber in 1/8" axle sizes will please those who are looking for a good long lasting tire.  The wonder rubber provides tremendous wear.  This is also a good choice for those rental cars.  (Medium only)
#11WR-(M or X) - 3/32" x .760"  
#12WR-(M or X) - 3/32" x .790"  
#32WR - 1/8" x .825" 
#34WR  - 1/8" x .790"  
#35WR - 1/8" x .770" 


BIG HUB WONDER RACE TIRES 
Big hubs have more bite and lower rolling resistance so important on modern high-speed tracks.  Less sidewall deflection also makes them faster in the bankings. Available in medium (add M after catalog #), hard, firmness 28-33 (add H after catalog #) or extra hard firmness 34 & above (add X after catalog #)….  Order… 
(1/8" axle big hub Wonder Tires available in Medium only.)    Order…
#611WR - (M, H, or X)  - 3/32" x .760" 
#612WR - (M, H, or X) - 3/32" x .790"
#613WR - (M ONLY)  
3/32 x 13/16"
#722WR - 1/8" x .825”  
#724WR - 1/8" x .790"  
#725WR - 1/8" x .770" 


DRILLED BIG HUB WONDER RACE TIRES 
Alpha now has drilled, big hub Wonder Rubber tires.  Drilling the 18 holes in the rims, removes about .2 grams per pair.  These are plenty strong enough to race with, not just for qualifying. Lighter is better!  
#D611WR - (M, H, or X)  - 3/32" x .760" 
#D613WR - (M ONLY)  3/32 x 13/16"





BIG FULL HUB WONDER RACE TIRE 
These tires are excellent for the faster wing cars (group 27 & group 7) in spray glue... where maximum grip is needed. Use these if you won't be narrowing the tires. Lot's of grip, low rolling resistance, long wearing, medium hardness   Order…
#521WR-M - 3/32” x .760” 
#523WR - (M ONLY)  3/32 x 13/16"


BIG FULL HUB WONDER QUALIFYING TIRE 
These tires feature our big full hubs comprehensively lightened with 9 holes each. Then we mount and grind selected medium hardness wonder rubber to produce tires with terrific bite and light weight. Our hollow set screws are used for better balance and minimum weight. These tires have proved to be excellent for qualifying in glue. Jari Portinen used these tires when he set the World King Track Qualifying Record of 1.548 seconds in Kouvolan Finland, March,  2004. They are also perfect for spray glue racing (Gp 27 & 7) where a lot of grip is needed. They are not fragile like other qualifying tires… They are more than strong enough for racing.
#Q511WR-M – 3/32” x .760”


 BIG FULL HUB WARP SPEED QUALIFYING TIRE 
Super light and super fast, these qualifying tires from Alpha have that now famous "Brazilian"  rubberfor record setting performance. Intended only for wing car qualifying in heavy glue.  These are for group 7 and 27 cars where full width tires are needed. On drilled,  big full, "Euro Style" hubs .(These tires wear out really fast - not suitable for any kind of racing.)
#D511WS-Q- 3/32" X .760"


 BIG HUB SPEED RUBBER TIRES 
DRILLED BIG HUB SPEED RUBBER TIRES 
This type of rubber is soft/medium in hardness, and extremely light.  They have been excellent for spray glue wingcar racing and wing car qualifying racing.  But...be warned...they wear down very very quickly.  You would need multiple sets to make it through a race.  Find out why it's called speed rubber.
#611SR - 3/32" x .760"
#D611SR - 3/32" x .760"


 BIG FULL HUB SPEED RUBBER TIRES 
DRILLED BIG FULL HUB SPEED RUBBER TIRES 
When you will be running full width tires, big full hubs will have a little more grip.  This type of rubber is soft/medium in hardness, and extremely light.  They have been excellent for spray glue wingcar racing and wing car qualifying racing.  But...be warned...they wear down very very quickly.  You would need multiple sets to make it through a race.  Find out why it's called speed rubber.
#521SR - 3/32" x .760"
#D521SR - 3/32" x .760"


PIRANHA RACE TIRES 
(EXCELLENT BITE) "Soft, Natural, Aromatic Rubber."  Alpha's Piranha tires really bite the track, especially when very clean and/or slippery.   And they feature high quality, lightweight magnesium rims.  These rims give the Piranha tires a big advantage over the other brands using aluminum hubs.  The original Piranhas have won thousands of races!  Features a cup point set screw.  Color: Black only.  Available for 3/32" and 1/8" axles, in all our popular sizes. 
#218  - 3/32" x .760"  
#228  - 3/32" x .790"  
#238  - 3/32" x 13/16" 

#318  - 1/8" x .875"  
#328  - 1/8" x .825" 
#338  - 1/8" x .920"  
#348  - 1/8" x .790"  
#358  - 1/8" x .770" 



SMALL FULL HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES 
(A LITTLE MORE BITE) The small hub has no boss area for the setscrew.  (The hub is the same diameter along the entire width of the wheel.)  The rubber is glued all the way to the edge of the rim.  A great short track tire.  These tires should work best on flat, short, or tight tracks.
#4218 - 3/32" x .760"  
#4228 - 3/32" x .790"  
#4238 - 3/32" x 13/16


BIG HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES 
(EVEN MORE BITE) The big hub Piranhas have a set screw boss area like the original Piranha tires, but have a larger diameter rim.  This results in a lower rolling resistance for greater straightaway speed and less sidewall deflection, resulting in faster speeds on banking.
#6118 - 3/32" x .760"  
#6128 - 3/32" x .790"  
#6138 - 3/32" x 13/16"

#7218 - 1/8" x .875” 
#7228 - 1/8" x .825”  
#7238 - 1/8" x .920" 
#7248 - 1/8" x .790" 
#7258 - 1/8" x .770" 



BIG FULL HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES 
(THE MOST BITE) Big full hub Piranhas have the big diameter hub with no boss area.  The rubber is glued along the entire width of the rim.  The result is a tire with a low rolling resistance and maximum grip.  They work great on slippery tracks, longer tracks, and on banked tracks, including ovals. These are the lightest big full tires available.
#5218 - 3/32" x .760"  
#5228 - 3/32" x .790"  
#5238 - 3/32" x 13/16" 

#8218 - 1/8" x .875"  
#8228 - 1/8" x .825"  
#8238 - 1/8" x .920"  
#8248 - 1/8" x .790"  
#8258 - 1/8" x .770" 



CHEMICALLY TREATED BIG HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES 
CHEMICALLY TREATED DRILLED BIG HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES - 
When regular Piranha tires are a bit too soft and grippy, try the new chemically treated Piranhas. The treated rubber is firmer, has a bit less grip, but also is longer wearing and produces greater straitaway speeds… 
#6118T - 3/32” x .760 Big Hub  
#6128T  - 3/32” x .790 Big Hub  
#6138T - 3/32"  x 13/16 Big Hub
#D6118T  - 3/32” x .760 Drilled Big Hub  
#D6128T  - 3/32” x .790 Drilled Big Hub
#D6138T - 3/32" x 13/16" Drilled Big Hub


CHEMICALLY TREATED FULL HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES  
CHEMICALLY TREATED BIG FULL HUB PIRANHA RACE TIRES -   
Alpha has a proprietary process of chemically treating the rubber to alter it's characteristics. The treated Piranha rubber is a bit firmer, and has a bit less grip. But it also is longer wearing  and because it has less rolling resistance, is faster on the straight-aways and in the bankings. Try it if the regular Piranhas seem a bit too soft and grippy. These tires are for those of you like the "euro" style hubs. 
#4118T - 3/32" x .760" Full Hub 
#4128T - 3/32" x .790" Full Hub
#4138T - 3/32" x 13/16" Full Hub
#5118T - 3/32" x .760" Big Full Hub 
#5128T - 3/32" x .790" Big Full Hub
#5138T - 3/32" x 13/16" Big Full Hub


SUPERNATURAL RACE TIRES
Supernatural Tires feature a LONG WEARING, HIGH GRIP, NATURAL RUBBER COMPOUND.  These properties make them ideal for no glue, spray glue, and light glue conditions.  This rubber is bonded to our super lightweight magnesium rims, and trued to super accurate tolerance.  Supernatural Tires will outperform other brands costing much more!  Try our Supernatural Tires and they'll work their black magic for you!  Available for 3/32" and 1/8" axles, in all our popular sizes.  Color: Black only.
#210 - 3/32" x .760"  
#220 - 3/32" x .790"  
#230 - 3/32" x 13/16"  
#310 - 1/8" x .875"  
#320 - 1/8" x .825"  
#330 - 1/8" x .920"  
#340 - 1/8" x .790"  
#350 - 1/8" x .770"


BIG HUB SUPERNATURAL RACE TIRES
DRILLED BIG HUB SUPERNATURAL RACE TIRES 
This tire is soft for light spray glue or slippery track conditions. The grip and wear is intermediate between Piranha and Wonder Rubber
#6110 – 3/32” x .760” Big Hub 
#D6110 – 3/32” x .760” Drilled Big Hub


PROFESSIONAL RACE TIRES
Our Professional tire line uses the synthetic rubber compounds available in a variety of colors. We have developed a method to alter the properties of the rubber, increasing the firmness, while still providing outstanding grip. While the "Wonder Rubber" tires have become the favorite for wing car glue racing, some racers continue to have success with the colored (synthetic) rubber. Professional tires feature super light, high quality magnesium rims and hollow set screws for lighter weight and better balance. Lighter than our competitors drilled & milled aluminum hub tires.  If you still want the colored rubber, Alpha has them.  Specify "Hard" or "Medium" when ordering.  (Specify product number plus "H" or "M" when ordering.)
#111 - Orange 3/32" x .760"  
#113 - Black 3/32" x .760" 
#114 -Yellow 3/32" x .760"  
#116 - Blue 3/32" x .760"  
#117 - Natural 3/32" x .760"  
#119 - Green 3/32" x .760"  
#121 - Orange 3/32" x .790"  
#123 - Black 3/32" x .790"  
#124 -Yellow 3/32" x .790"  
#126 - Blue 3/32" x .790"  
#127 - Natural 3/32" x .790"  
#129 - Green 3/32" x .790" 


TRUE GRIP RACE TIRES
These high performance, lower cost, tires are for cars with 1/8" axles.  The are redesigned with wider tread for spray glue, and light glue racing.  We are also grinding them to diameters especially chosen for each of the popular flexi car chassis.  Like all Alpha tires, they have super lightweight magnesium rims for better handling, braking, and acceleration.
#311 – Orange 1/8" x .875"  
#313 – Black 1/8" x .875"  
#314 – Yellow 1/8" x .875"  
#316 – Blue 1/8" x .875"  
#317 – Natural 1/8" x .875"  
#319 – Green 1/8" x .875" 
#321 – Orange 1/8" x .825"  
#323 – Black 1/8" x .825"  
#324 – Yellow 1/8" x .825"  
#326 – Blue 1/8" x .825"  
#327 – Natural 1/8" x .825"  
#329 – Green 1/8" x .825" 
#331 – Orange 1/8" x .920”  
#333 – Black 1/8" x .920”  
#334 – Yellow 1/8" x .920”  
#336 – Blue 1/8" x .920”  
#337 – Natural 1/8" x .920”  
#339 – Green 1/8" x .920”  
#341 – Orange 1/8" x .790”  
#343 – Black 1/8" x .790”  
#344 – Yellow 1/8" x .790”  
#346 – Blue 1/8" x .790”  
#347 – Natural 1/8" x .790”  
#349 – Green 1/8" x .790”