We closed our test with Nitto NT05R drag radials bolted to the rear of Jerome's 'Stang. The new-style, street/'strip tires showed improved short times over the Triple-5 DRs. In two more laps, Jerome's Mach 1 covered the 60- and 330-footers in 1.643 and 1.630, and 5.120 and 5.050 seconds. "Even though this was the first time I used this tire, I believe I could have managed a 1.590 with more practice," says Jerome. "Based on the data and how the car felt when I launched, I find the NT05R to be comparable to the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial of the same diameter."