IA (July 11, 2005) -- Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN, the largest racing
tire manufacturer in the world, will supply the official tire for six I.M.C.A.
divisions beginning in 2006.
Hoosier will specifically design, manufacture and distribute hard compound
tires for I.M.C.A.'s Modified, Late Model, Sprint Car, Stock Car and Northern
and Southern SportMod classes. The tires will be made available for competition
from any Hoosier distributor throughout North America beginning January 1,
"Hoosier has proven to us that they can meet the needs of this
organization and our racers," I.M.C.A. President Kathy Root emphasized, in
making the joint announcement with Hoosier. "They share our philosophy of
cost containment and affordability for weekly racers. The issues of cost and
durability are extremely important to us, as they are to track promoters and
"We're proud to become the official tire supplier of I.M.C.A.,"
said Dennis Sherman, vice president of marketing for Hoosier. "We also
recognize the importance of grassroots racing. Many of the stars of tomorrow
develop their careers and skills in I.M.C.A. They are able to do that because
I.M.C.A. has built a tradition surrounding affordable, exciting racing."
Competitors will be able to utilize both Hoosier or American Racer tires
during the 2006 season. Details regarding the combination of the tires will be
released at a later date.
Hoosier tires have played an integral role in the new Jeff's Performance
Southern SportMod division this season.
"Hoosier's network of distributors is up to the task of handling the
needs of the I.M.C.A. racers," said Brett Root, vice president of
operations for the sanctioning body. "We have visited their plant in
Indiana and are pleased with the quality of tire they manufacture. I'm
confident that our drivers will agree with that assessment."
"We plan to announce more specific details as we continue to move
forward with Hoosier and we intend to have these tires displayed at the I.M.C.A.
Speedway Motors Super Nationals and at the trade shows we attend during the off
season," Root added.
No change is in store for sanctioned Hobby Stocks which will remain on OEM
More information is available from I.M.C.A. at (319) 472-2201 and www.imca.com.