WA (July 2, 2006) -- Six-year-old Isaac (Ike) Abenroth notched another win
Sunday driving the Frontier Chevrolet Jr. Stock Deco car mounted on Hoosier
tires. Despite qualifying second fastest, Ike was forced to start the A-main
from the rear of the field for arriving late for the feature race due to some
last minute adjustments. The set back did not deter the youngster who won the
25-lap race by nearly a half a lap when the checkered flag finally waved.
Ike's time in qualifying was 6.39 seconds around the 1/20-mile track in
sweltering 90 degree heat. The time was good enough to put him second in the
starting grid, but contact with another competitor during warm-ups forced the
young hot shoe to the pits for last minute repairs.
Once the car was fixed, Ike was back on the track--albeit starting from the
rear of the field as a result of his tardiness to the starting line due to the
length of time it took to make the necessary repairs.
After the penalty, the race began with Ike forced to follow slower cars
while looking for ways around them in the short 25-lap race. Ironically, the
extreme heat worked to Ike's advantage since he was the only competitor riding
on the Hoosier tire brand which got better as the race progressed. Through it
all, he fought his way into the lead going on to win by a half lap in front of
his cheering fans.
Ike's proud father Phil has been a strong supporter of the Hoosier brand
since its recent entrance in the quarter midget market. The family hails from
Lake Stevens, Washington uses tires provided by Westman Farrier Service.
Phil commented after the exciting win, "Everyone's talking about the
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. wishes continued success to Ike and all our loyal
customers who use our products.
To learn more about the new Hoosier Quarter Midget tire line visit www.hoosiertire.com.
For more information you can also contact your nearest Hoosier Tire
Distributor or e-mail Adam Batton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at Hoosier's corporate headquarters.