Why Does Cosmo Race?

Nearly all technology that trickled down to passenger and daily use vehicles was born in the cauldron of automotive racing*. High speeds, high stress and high temperatures over a prolonged period of time are the perfect natural filters that separate weaker products from stronger, more reliable technology. We love putting our tires on the racetrack for two reasons:

“Been driving ‘round on the Cosmo MuchoMachos, and I must say, I have a very good first impression. The grip feels really good, the response [is] very natural and controllable, and the ride and directional stability all feel like a quality tire at a much higher price.”

Randy Pobst
Professional Race Car Driver
& MotorTrend Writer

Randy Pobst has over 90 professional racing wins, including four World Challenge GT Championships and two 24 Hours of Daytona wins.

Image Source: @randypobst


Cosmo Tires partners with the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL, to sponsor the Cosmo Tires Autocross Track at PBIR. Autocross is a true test of skill and handling: racers* compete against each other via timed laps on a small, complex circuit. The best time wins - no long straightaways, no high-horsepower advantage. Cosmo sponsors autocross because on the small, compact and narrow circuit, autocross drivers cannot rely on horsepower and speed; just their skill, precision and tire grip. When every 1/10th of a second matters, and a lapse in traction means the difference between first and last place, tires have to perform for lap upon lap. Our MuchoMacho tires provide the grip and performance for the most precise and challenging autocross layout.*** In addition to sponsoring the track, Cosmo Tires offers cash prizes for the "Fastest Kats," the fastest and second-fastest drivers competing on Cosmo Tires. At the end of the season, the Fastest Kats get an opportunity to compete in a points championship to win Cosmo Tires! See full Autocross schedule here!

Small Circuit, High Pressure

Autocross is a true test of skill, precision and tire grip. Racers* compete with each other on a track set up to take away any high-horsepower advantage. In addition to relying on your own skill, concentration and accuracy, the proper tire can make a difference between a quicker stop, a tighter corner, and faster acceleration, adding up to precious seconds at the finish line. For maximum performance, the Cosmo MuchoMacho has no equal on an autocross track.***

Endurance Racing

The 24 Hours at Le Mans is the most famous endurance race in the world – an entire day and night of racing, with drivers, cars and equipment being pushed to the very limit. This very famous race has inspired endurance racing events worldwide. Cosmo Tires are right there, to test the longevity and performance of our tires, pitting our tires against the very best in the business!*

O'Town Endurance Racing for Cosmo Tires

A Class Team

O'Town racing competes in the A Class of the 24 Hours of Lemons. O'Town's Cosmo Tires Audi TT coupe is race-prepped to go up against the best in the Lemons series in a high-stakes competition of speed and endurance. We put MuchoMacho tires on our A Class car because we KNOW these tires can hold up to the rigors of prolonged high-speed racing, day and night, in any condition.

Team Racing Cosmo #55

B Class Team

Our endurance racing team* competes in the ChampCar, Lucky Dog and 24 Hours of Lemons Racing Series, pitting our Racing Cosmo, the #55 Ford Crown Victoria painted with Cosmo tiger decals and running on MuchoMacho and Real Cat 17 tires, against other endurance racing teams. The ChampCar series 7 to 24-hour endurance racing competitions on some of the most famous racetracks, including world-famous tracks like the Daytona International Speedway, Watkins Glen International, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Road America, and Sebring International Raceway. The Lemons series, featuring The 24 Hours of Lemons is something a lot more silly and wacky! Our 5-person endurance racing team "endures" 24 hours of "budget-friendly" racing. We compete in endurance racing to support motorsports, because it is great fun and most importantly, an awesome opportunity to test our tires under grueling racing conditions!***

Cosmo Tires Half-Fast Racing Team #222 & #223

C Class Team

Cosmo Tires' second entry into the endurance racing world came with team Half-Fast Racing. Half-Fast Racing's first race with Cosmo ran a white #222 Volkswagen Beetle, and a red #223 Volkswagen Beetle at the 24 Hours of Lemons at NOLA Motorsports Park outside New Orleans, Louisiana. This Lemons race* provided another great opportunity to test the Cosmo MuchoMacho tires' longevity under the extreme conditions of endurance racing. The results speak for themselves: The #222 Beetle finished 5th in its class, going up against much faster and more powerful race vehicles.***

MuchoMacho and Racing

Our MuchoMacho performance tires are the go-to for endurance competitions worldwide. Check out our social media to follow drivers who use our MuchoMacho performance tires to push through on the grueling en­durance racing events.***

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Real Cat 17 and Racing

Our Real Cat 17 (RC-17) tires are another driver favorite for endurance competitions. This luxury tire is unparalleled in longevity, durability and value for the street and the track.***

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When cosmo is Not Racing, He’s Drifting

Losing traction, sliding, and spinning wheels eats up tires more than anything else. How about a motorsport where THE ENTIRE POINT is to lose traction, slide and spin wheels? Drifting** is somewhere between a sport and an art form, demanding impeccable skill, precision, and performance out of cars and tires. Just like drifting demands the best out of drivers and their vehicles, Cosmo demands the best out of our tires. Cosmo and drifting** are a match made in car heaven - we LOVE seeing our tires carve up the track!

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MuchoMacho Tires - Drifting

Our MuchoMacho performance tires are the go-to tire for drifting competitions worldwide**. Check out our social media to follow drivers who wrap their wheels with Cosmo MuchoMacho tires and create magic on the drift circuits! ***

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Our Featured Cosmo Drivers

Amber Anderson


austin Barto


Dan Brockett


Glen Fields


Jonathan Brownfield

Endurance Racing

Will Avendano

Drift & Off-Road

Zack Calvin

*Racing is a dangerous activity that should only be performed by professionals on closed courses.
**Drifting/racing causes extreme stress on tires that can lead to tire failure and injury.
***Using Cosmo Tires to race will void warranty.
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