(March 16) -- Sure, Hoosier Tire finishing 1-2-3 in the United States
is nothing new. In fact, Team-Hoosier did it 71 times in 96 World of
Outlaws races last year alone. But now, the purple tire brand is
stretching its tentacles beyond the U.S. borders into areas where the
Hoosier name is lesser known. Late last year, the decision was made by
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. to begin selling directly to international
customers from their corporate headquarters. The goal was to offer the
same high quality race tires that had been available domestically for
decades to racers throughout the world. One of those places
Team-Hoosier has gained a foothold is Guatemala. This past weekend was
the first of seven races where Hoosier tires have found a home
internationally. When the checkered flag dropped, Hoosier tires were
on the cars of each driver standing on the podium in the SP-Formula
Jaguar. Adolfo Castillo
finished first in the class followed by Julio Quevedo, Jr. in second and Jorge
Signoret in third for the first podium sweep of the season for
Team-Hoosier in Guatemala.
Hoosier tires are now available in Guatemala from
Hoosier Distributor Alejandro Samayoa (Tel: 00+502-473-1190). Thanks
to Alejandro who provided the details for this report.
Click here to view images from the 1st
race's Award Ceremony.
To learn more about purchasing Hoosier tires outside
of the United States, click here.