OK (January 1-3, 2009) -- Mark Chevalier kicked off his 2009 racing season in style
by capturing his first-ever Tulsa Shootout win at the Tulsa Expo
Raceway. The Andover, MN driver led every lap to win the Open Outlaw Winged Kart class
feature and collect the coveted Golden Driller trophy.
This year's annual Tulsa Shootout attracted more than 900 entries in 24
different classes of Micro Sprint Cars, Karts and Quads on the indoor 1/4-mile
In the Open Outlaw Winged Kart class, three heat races were contested. Mark
Chevalier drew the pole for his heat which set the stage for an exciting
flag-to-flag win. The excitement, however, was far from over for the talented
In the feature, Chevalier knew his challenge would be even greater facing a
field 15 of the best dirt kart drivers from around the nation.
Starting from the pole, Chevalier took command of the race soon after the
drop of the green flag. He would go on to lead all 20 laps en route to
capturing his first-ever Tulsa Shootout win.
Chevalier's success came while using Hoosier's 11900 tires on the front
of his kart with a 11940/11960 rear-drive combination..
After the race Chevalier commented, "The Shootout is an open-tire event with
a very dynamic track and I knew that tire selection would be
significant. The selection of Hoosier compounds proved to provide the proper
tire for all conditions."
Chevalier continued, "You usually know what you've got to work with
in one lap and I felt confident from the start. The tire selection and set-up
was one of the most comfortable I have (ever) driven. The tires had excellent
grip and showed good, consistent wear across the tread."
Chevalier hopes to win all the major Open Outlaw Winged Kart races this
He added, "I expect the Hoosier tires will help put me in position
to battle for the wins."
To learn more about the 2009 Tulsa Shootout
you can visit their website at www.tulsashootout.com.
more information about Hoosier kart tires you can contact your nearest Hoosier
You can also contact Hoosier's kart tire product manager, Adam
Batton, by calling 574-784-3152 or you can contact him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.