IN (October 4) -- With the Pennzoil World of Outlaws season entering
it's final month of racing, we report Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. has
won more races than all other tire manufacturers combined. Team
Hoosier has captured 60%
of the checkered flags, winning 53 of the 89 events contested. And as good as that is, Team Hoosier has
finished runner-up, an eye-popping, 75% of the time in sprint racing's
elite series. CLICK HERE to get a graphic
representation of Team Hoosier's podium domination in the 2001
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series.
In the last eight events, Mark Kinser won four straight
races followed by Danny Wood
taking two wins in a row. Not so surprising, the two events they did not win, Team
Hoosier finished runner-up in both events.
While we all know, "past
results do not guarantee future returns", you cannot argue Hoosier
has been the dominant tire on the track. With the introduction of
the new Hoosier RD12 compound, those "future returns" could
be pretty good.
The last time the Outlaws were at Lowe's Motor
Speedway, Team Hoosier finished first and second on both nights of
racing back in May. Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser finished 1-2 in the
preliminary, while Mark Kinser and Steve Kinser finished 1-2 in the
finale. Although this is impressive, add them to the 40 other
nights when Team Hoosier recorded a 1-2 finish and you get an idea of
just how well USA-made Hoosier tires have performed over the arduous
QUOTES: Hoosier sprint tire product
manager, Neil Cowman, commented ahead of Friday and Saturday's races, "Last
week I traveled to Pennsylvania to watch the new Hoosier RD12 compound
in action where I received very positive feedback and the tires
performed consistent with our earlier testing." Cowman continued,
"This weekend, Jon Huffman, (Hoosier's compound engineer who
developed the RD12) will be in North Carolina to gather more data and
monitor his new creation."
Teams using Hoosier tires still hold the top three
positions in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws point standings, as Mark
Kinser, with 8967 points, leads Danny Lasoski by 51 points heading
into Friday's race. Steve Kinser is solidly in third place with 8665
points. Craig Dollansky is currently in fifth place, only 28 points
out of fourth for Team Hoosier.
TNN will tape Friday's preliminary program of the Odoban Outlaws Championship and telecast the race from noon to 2 p.m.
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. would
like to thank all the World of Outlaws teams, owners, drivers and fans
making the 2001 season even more successful than last year.