Hoosier Racing Tire

 May 7, 2012
by National Speed Sport News Staff

Chris Wimmer during ASA Midwest Tour practice Saturday at Madison Int'l Speedway. (ASA Racing photo)OREGON, Wis. — The ASA Midwest Tour’s decision to compete on a different compound of Hoosier tires were catching everyone’s attention at Saturday’s practice for Sunday’s season opening event, the 4th Annual Joe Shear Classic at Madison Int’l Speedway.

So fast, many are asking if the eight-year-old track record could be in jeopardy.

Jason Weinkauf’s fast time in the final practice session of 17.452 came within 0.039 seconds of an eight-year Super Late Model track record by Andrew Morrissey who set the mark of 17.413 seconds in 2004. What is interesting is that Morrissey set the track record using a 4-bbl carburetor, and the ASA Midwest Tour competes on2-bbl carburetors.

This season the ASA Midwest Tour decided to go from Hoosier’s F-40 on the left and F-50 tires on the right to F-25 (left) and F-48 (right). Overall after today’s practice with 35 cars on hand, the top-eleven had a lap under last year’s fast lap time of 17.672 set by Bryan Reffner.

“The tires are really fast, they have a lot of grip,” Chris Wimmer, ASA Midwest Tour competitor said after his practice session. “They feel really good. They make the driver feel really good. It’s a little bit different then what we were running on last year. I always had an uneasy feeling with those tires, as they never seemed to come in for us. These tires are neat, hopefully they wear out a little bit and they will put on a good race.”

Wimmer also stated that with the tires wearing off during the 100-lap race on Sunday, the possibility is good to see many moving from the front to the back and back moving the front, which could provide an entertaining show on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval.

Qualifying is scheduled to get underway at 1:00pm on Sunday with racing scheduled to begin at 2:30pm. The MIS Late Models will also be in action with the ASA Midwest TourSuper Late Models.


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