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USAC SELECTS HOOSIER
AS SPEC TIRE FOR NEW SERIES

11-27-2002

United States Auto ClubLAKEVILLE, IN (November 27) -- Following high-level meetings in Indianapolis between Hoosier representatives and USAC executives, it was announced that Hoosier will be the spec tire for the USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series in 2003. The new Indiana series is the byproduct of the success of the Ford Focus Midget Car Series on the west coast this season. The Ford Focus Series was developed by USAC to be an affordable entry-level venue for open-wheel competitors.

The schedule for the new series is still being developed but Eric Bunn, USAC's National Coordinator for the Ford Focus Midget Series stated, "We are confident that we will have a full schedule of 20 Indiana USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series races in 2003."

Hoosier will be the exclusive tire supplier for the series  which will open the 2003 season at Anderson Speedway on April 6th as part of the "Glen Niebel Classic" named in memory of the late USAC car owner who helped Tony Stewart capture USAC's triple-crown in 1995.

The tires will be produced with "USAC Focus" name on them. The series will compete on both dirt and asphalt surfaces. In keeping with the series goal of affordability, the tires will be sold at $99 for a right rear tire and $89 for a left rear tire. 

Hoosier Manager of Contract Sales Irish Saunders commented on the agreement, "The USAC Focus tire is a perfect fit in Hoosier's line of open-wheel racing tires." Saunders added, "Supplying a safe and affordable tire to USAC Ford Focus competitors is part of Hoosier Tire's commitment to the growth of open-wheel racing."

Tuesday's meeting was attended by Hoosier Vice President of Sales Dennis Sherman, Sales Manager Paul Menting, Manager of Contract Sales Irish Saunders and Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman. 

      

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