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A huge crowd watches the fastest driver in the competition, Alejandro Sanchez, in the Top Alcohol Dragster class with a time of 6.348 secondsPINHAIS, BRAZIL (December 8-11, 2011) -- The Hoosier brand continues its push to dominate drag racing around the globe. 

Last weekend, the purple tire brand captured nine of the 12 open classes at the 18th Brazilian Drag Racing Festival at the Curitiba International Speedway in Pinhais, Brazil. 

The annual festival, which attracted more than 40,000 spectators, is considered to be the largest drag race in Latin America.

This year's event had a total of seven track records set with four of them set using the Hoosier tire brand.

The event attracted 360 competitors mostly from Brazil and Paraguay competing at a 1/4-mile distance.

The four records set on Hoosier drag tires included:

Pro Mod: Driver: Roderjan Busato @ 7.421 seconds.

Rear Supe
r: Driver: Gustavo Castanon @ 9.002 seconds. 

Turbo Rear (TT): Driver: Jorge Pacheco @ 9
.327 seconds. 

Original Rear (TO)
: : Driver Celso Camargo @ 10.547 seconds.

The fastest driver in the competition was Alejandro Sanchez
in the Top Alcohol Dragster class with a time of 6.348 seconds (366 km/h or 227.421 mph) using Hoosier tires.

There were 18 total classes in the competition, but six of the classes only allow use of tires produced in Brazil. 

In the 12 open classes, Hoosier-shod drivers captured nine class wins.  

Special thanks goes out to Alissom Schefer of Hoosier Tire Brazil who provided the details used in this report. 

Hoosier Tire Brazil's store is located just four (4) minutes away from the Curitiba International Speedway.

Congratulations to all the winners using Hoosier tires. 

Hoosier Racing Tire would also like to express our appreciation to all the drivers who competed on our tires during the event.


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