Lakeville, IN (December 15, 2006) -- Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN, the largest racing tire manufacturer in the world, has developed a national sprint car right rear tire. This new 105/18-15 tire will feature a stiffer construction and be available in three compounds (SC12, SC15, and SC25). It will utilize the same tread design and tire dimensions as the open competition right rear.
Hoosier will specifically design, manufacture and distribute these three tires for sprint cars with all types of motor configurations. The tires will be made available for competition from any Hoosier distributor throughout North America beginning spring 2007.
Goals of this national sprint car tire program are to reduce cost and create better side by side racing. Racers net cost will be reduced around $25.00 per tire. By minimizing the compound offerings there should be a significant reduction in overall tire expenses. Testing has indicated that this stiffer tire construction creates more opportunity for passing and better side by side racing action.
“Many sanctioning groups and weekly tracks have expressed an interest in Hoosier developing this type of control tire. We are proud to work with the promoters and racers who have expressed an interest in improving sprint car racing,” said Dennis Sherman, Vice President of Marketing for Hoosier.
“The issues of cost and durability are extremely important to us, the drivers, and the promoters. We plan to announce more specific details as we continue to move forward with weekly tracks and sanctioning bodies,” said Neil Cowman, Product Manager.
More information is available from Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. at (574) 784-3152 and hoosiertire.com.