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STEVE KINSER RE-SIGNS WITH HOOSIER

10-19-2001

Steve Kinser re-signs with Hoosier thru 2003. LAKEVILLE, IN (October 19) -- Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to announce that 16-time Pennzoil World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser, has signed an exclusive agreement to run Hoosier tires during both the 2002 and 2003 seasons. The "King of the Outlaws" has exclusively competed on USA-made Hoosier tires since the start of the 2000 season. Kinser went on to capture his record setting 16th series championship his first year on the Hoosier brand. 

"We are extremely pleased with the decision Steve has made to continue to run Hoosiers for another two years." stated Dennis Sherman, Hoosier's Vice President of Marketing. Sherman continued, "This agreement demonstrates not only Hoosier's commitment to providing the best sprint tires in the world, but also, Steve's confidence in our ability to continue to provide a superior product in the years to come."

In the three races leading up to the agreement, Kinser has captured two first place finishes and one second place finish. Also of note, the top three drivers in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws point standings are running Hoosier tires as the series heads into it's final seven races of the season. Mark Kinser, Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser are currently 1-2-3 in the standings for Team Hoosier.

Neil Cowman, Hoosier's sprint tire product manager commented, "After Steve (Kinser) won his 16th championship his first year competing on Hoosier tires, it really served to legitimize what we have been doing." Cowman added, "Last year we were still the underdog by way of the number of teams running our brand, but this year, so many good teams are running them, we really expect to win every night."

Hoosier President and CEO, Bob Newton, commented on the signing, "When Steve first signed up to run Hoosiers back in 2000, a lot of people were surprised and I think somewhat doubtful we could compete with the "big guy". But we did, and Steve won the championship." Newton continued, "Steve is a great representative of the sport and we are thrilled that he has once again re-signed to be a member of Team Hoosier for another two years." 

This season, Team Hoosier has won 55 of the 92 races, for a 60% win ratio in Pennzoil World of Outlaws competition, as more and more teams continue to make the switch to USA-made Hoosier tires. Even more impressive, 28 of those events ended in a 1-2-3 sweep for Team Hoosier.

With the close of the season just seven events away, Team Hoosier has placed even more pressure on the remaining teams not on the Hoosier brand. In the most recent Pennzoil World of Outlaws race at Houston Raceway Park, not only did teams riding on Hoosier tires finish 1-2-3, they finished 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9, in one of the most impressive performances of the season. 

All Hoosier tires are proudly "Made in the USA". 

    

      

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