season-ending Buckeye Weekly Racing event held in suburban
served as a testament to the competitiveness of the only domestically
built Quarter Midget tire. Held
on Sunday, October 17th, Hoosier-shod cars won all five of the Honda
classes. Jacob Muncy was
victorious in the special 50-lap Jr. Honda feature outdistancing a
determined Tyler Robinson. Ironically,
it was Robinson’s dramatic success throughout the 2004 campaign
including the Buckeye Track Championship that prompted Muncy’s brand
switch. Nigel Mathias (photo at
the Sr. Honda 30-lap finale on the Hoosier A-40 tire.
An experienced road race enthusiast, Nigel's father Dave made
the conversion in September when a carefully orchestrated test proved
that the Hoosier was faster. (Two
weeks earlier, Nigel set the fastest qualifying time and narrowly
missed winning the Buckeye Regional in a time-limited affair.) Nigel
was also crowned as the 2004 Buckeye Points Champion.
Heavy Honda action at the October 17th event, it was Daniel Hall
carrying the checkered flag. His
feature triumph and fast qualifying effort provided yet another
Buckeye Track Championship for Team Hoosier.
The higher powered Honda 160 divisional winners during the
final 2004 event were
and Tyler Nuckles. For Brooks,
it was his first-ever Honda 160 feature win and grandparents Rick and
Judy couldn't have been happier. The
youngster came up two points short, however, in his title chase.
The Heavy 160 main event was won by the retiring two-time
National Champion Tyler Nuckles. Nuckles
outdistanced Josh Yenser and Tom Tolbert in the 30-lap feature.
Tolbert, a recent convert to the Hoosier brand, was crowned the
Buckeye Heavy 160 Track Champion.
who has been around Sprint Car racing very long remembers when Hoosier
was not the popular brand," the elder Nuckles stated.
"But they (Hoosier) worked at it and now dominate the
venue as evidenced by their record in Sprint Car racing's premier
traveling series winning 81 of 82 World of Outlaws Sprint Series races
this year and it's only a matter of time before they experience the
same success in Quarter Midget racing."
A new compound and left rear stagger tire will be
added to the quarter midget line and will be available in time for the
upcoming Buckeye Indoor Series at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on
The compound will be A50 which is a more durable
version of the current A40 and will be available for the right rear
(35.0/7.1-6) and right front (33.0/4.5-6). It was designed for the
higher horsepower classes.
Also, a new left rear tire will be available for cars
that require less stagger (32.0/4.5-5) which will be available in the
Please visit www.hoosiertire.com
for more updates on product development for Quarter Midgets and