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World of Outlaws Gumout SeriesLAKEVILLE, IN -- When Tyler Walker swept the final World of Outlaws Gumout Series race of 2002, he also gave Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. its third straight championship in the series. Walker ran exclusively on Hoosier tires throughout his championship run winning 11 of 22 races in the series. 

In the inaugural season of the Gumout Series, Craig Dollansky won the championship using Hoosier tires. In 2001, Daryn Pittman gave the Hoosier brand its second consecutive title when he won the series championship. That year, the top four drivers in the final point standings used Hoosier tires. Jason Sides, Mike Goodman, and the late Ronald Laney finished second through fourth, respectively, on Hoosiers. 

This past year, the Hoosier brand was even more dominant than the first two seasons in claiming its third championship title. Team-Hoosier went undefeated throughout the entire season--winning all 22 races contested during the year. Not only did every feature winner in the series ride on Hoosier tires, the Hoosier brand impressively finished first, second and third a total of 19 times during the season. 

In 2002, Team-Hoosier earned its third consecutive series crown when Tyler Walker won the championship. Walker claimed the Gumout Series championship over Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, and Craig Keel, who finished second through fifth, respectively. All five drivers used the Hoosier brand. Wayne Johnson also captured the Rookie-of-the-Year Award. Not only did the top five drivers in the standings trust the Hoosier brand, so did eight out of the top ten in the final standings. Beyond the top five, Jeremy Campbell finished seventh, Brian Carlson eighth and Brandon Wimmer took tenth--all on Hoosier tires. 

Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman commented on the Gumout season, "Tyler (Walker) had a great season! He won half of the Gumout races and deserves to be the series champion." Cowman added, "Hoosier is very proud to have been a part of Tyler's success this season. We are also extremely pleased to have been the 'brand-of-choice' for every champion ever crowned in the Gumout Series." 

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. wishes to congratulate everyone who competed in the World of Outlaws Gumout Series during the 2002 season. 


   2002 Gumout Series
 Final Driver Standings
(Hoosier-shod Drivers in Purple)

 1. Tyler Walker    4641
 2. Shane Stewart   4487
 3. Jason Sides     4457
 4. Wayne Johnson   4328
 5. Craig Keel      4206

 6. Bob Bennett     3942
7. Jeremy Campbell 3926
 8. Brian Carlson   3886

 9. Kurt Winker     1716
10. Brandon Wimmer  1424


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