January 09, 2009 -- The United States
Auto Club's new .25 Midget Series will compete in 2009 on a spec tire from
Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, Ind.
Approval of the tire followed extensive testing, assuring the series of a
reliable American product which would serve to curtail costs for families as
well as create a level field of competition for young racers.
"The selection of Hoosier as the manufacturer of our new spec tire came
after careful evaluation of tire quality, raceability, costs, engineering and
marketing support," said USAC Developmental Racing Director James Spink.
"After review and discussion with host .25 clubs, Hoosier was the
overwhelming choice for USAC. Working with Hoosier means working directly with
manufacturers and with them in our backyard it provides a big plus toward
insuring quality in delivery and supply of tires for our participants."
Hoosier Racing Tire offers over 50 years of race tire development, including
local technical support from specialized product managers who are in daily
contact with engineers uniquely assigned to the .25 line. USAC members will
also benefit from Hoosier's extensive network of 13 distributors throughout the
United States and Canada.
Additionally, ample tire supply throughout the season will be guaranteed, with
USAC controlling tire specs to which Hoosier will commit to maintaining the
highest quality and consistency, while supplying trackside support in their
effort to have a hands-on approach to USAC .25 as it grows and develops.
Hoosier is proud to augment its affiliation with USAC and providing products
for its .25 Midget competitors extends our commitment to the sport," added
Hoosier's VP/Marketing Dennis Sherman. "We look forward to the benefits
our tires will offer to USAC's members and to working with them to make their
racing experience more rewarding. It is our hope that during these difficult
economic times that "Made in America" still invokes pride and
confidence in a domestically-made product."