KS (August 19, 2011) – Sports
Car Club of America has announced that Hoosier Racing Tire will become the
exclusive tire supplier for the SCCA Club Racing Spec Miata class for National
competition beginning in 2012.
Beginning January 1, 2012, all cars in the class will run exclusively on the
Hoosier SM 6 tire in the P205/50ZR15 size, with the P205/50R15 Hoosier H2O
designated for wet conditions.
“We conducted a survey of licensed Spec Miata competitors this past winter,
and we believe that the move to the Hoosier products best addresses the
feedback we received, within the parameters of our selection process,” SCCA
President and CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “The survey results showed a strong
preference for a molded dry tire that did not require shaving to a race depth.
We shared the survey results with the Club Racing Board who, in turn, consulted
with the Spec Miata Advisory Committee. All of these sources helped us to shape
our decision. Additionally, we have received considerable feedback requesting
universal support at National race events across the country from the tire
SCCA set forth a process to select the next tire early in 2011. After
evaluating the survey information, input from the CRB and data from the most
recent tire test conducted, the Hoosier tire was selected.
“We are extremely pleased and excited about this great opportunity,” said
Bruce Foss, Sr. Product Manager, Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation. “This
program fortifies our strong and long-term commitment to SCCA Club Racing.”
Hoosier has locked in a price of $166 per tire plus tax for 2012, representing
a 3.5 percent discount off the current SM 6 and a 25 percent discount off the
2011 price for an H20 tire. Additionally, Hoosier will provide 750 tires each
year of the three-year agreement toward a comprehensive contingency program for
National racers and provide technical, service and sales support at each SCCA
Nationally-sanctioned event through its network of dealers.
Established in 2006 as a National-level class, but existing for several years
before that in Regional competition, Spec Miata exclusively utilizes the
1990-2005 Mazda Miata with safety modifications and an approved suspension kit
available through MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development. Since its inclusion into
the SCCA Club Racing National program, Spec Miata has finished first or second
in annual class participation, making it an extremely popular program within
SCCA. Spec Miata utilized the Toyo Tires Proxes RA1 tire from 2006-2008 and
2010-2011 and the Toyo Tires Proxes R888 tire in 2009.
About Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.
Hoosier is the world’s largest race tire manufacturer with tires for every
type of racing venue, including sports cars, drag racing, asphalt and dirt
tires for oval racing and karting. For additional information on Hoosier Racing
Tire and its line of high performance racing tires, visit www.hoosiertire.com.