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Grand American Road Racing Association and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. enter into a historic 3-year agreementLakeville, IN (August 13, 2004) -- Grand American Road Racing Association and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. announced a three-year agreement today that will make Hoosier the Official Tire of Grand American Road Racing for the 2005 through 2007 seasons. All classes in the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup series will compete exclusively on Hoosier tires, making Hoosier the only tire company to supply two major American road racing championships during the same period.

"Hoosier is the largest racing tire manufacturer in the world, and I am convinced that they are fully equipped to supply tires for the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series," said Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "After visiting the Hoosier plant in Indiana, I am thoroughly pleased with Hoosier's quality and procedures. And with the success we've had developing tires for the Grand-Am Cup Series over the past few years, I know that Mike Kraemer and the Hoosier engineering crew will be great partners as we bring the Hoosier brand into the Rolex Series."

"We are very excited about the opportunity to create new jobs for the community," said Bob Newton, CEO and President of Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation. "Hoosier strives to be as much a part of the local communities as possible and helping local residents embark on new careers is a great way for us to help."

By creating this partnership with Grand American Road Racing Association, Hoosier Racing Tire has made it possible to offer some new and exciting jobs to the communities of Plymouth and Lakeville. There will be new engineering jobs, and tire manufacturing jobs at Hoosier Tire and Rubber, located in Plymouth and track service jobs at Hoosier Racing Tire in Lakeville.

Hoosier manufactures and distributes a complete line of racing tires for most types of racing, including road, drag, oval, and cart applications. For additional information on Hoosier Racing Tire and its line of high performance racing tires, log on to www.hoosiertire.com.

Grand American Road Racing Association, which sanctions the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series, is one of the fastest growing motorsports organizations in the United States. Established in 1999, Grand American's stated goal is to bring stability to professional sports car road racing in North America. The 12-race 2004 Rolex Series schedule and the 10-race Grand-Am Cup calendar deliver professional sports car racing to many key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED Channel and distributed globally through ESPN international. With title sponsorship support from Rolex Watch USA, the Rolex Sports Car Series showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industries leading constructors and the world's top automobile manufacturers. Learn more about Grand American at www.grandamerican.com.

For additional information contact Hoosier Racing Tire's  Steven Boits, Public Relations Manager, 574-784-3152, sboits@hoosiertire.com.       


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