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Tyler Nuckles en route to another win on Hoosier's new quarter midget tires.COLUMBUS, OH (October 17) -- Hoosier Tires for quarter midgets continue to impress seasoned veterans of the world's oldest youth motorsport with stories of success and mounting victories. "Hoosier Tire has come a long way in the year since that first-ever test," according to life-long Quarter Midget participant Jeff Nuckles. Admittedly a Hoosier partisan, Nuckles --who's son Tyler (photo) has done the majority of the testing for Hoosier Tire--nonetheless has witnessed success in more than just his own program. Granted the younger Nuckles recently won the season-long Honda 160 Region #4 Regional Championship utilizing the upstart tire brand, but more importantly, a string of victories at the Buckeye Quarter Midget facility has his father enthused. 


Nigel Mathias finding success on Hoosiers!The season-ending Buckeye Weekly Racing event held in suburban Columbus 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 left) captured 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.


In 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 Bandit Brooks 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.


"Anyone 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 November 20th. 

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 A40 compound.

Please visit www.hoosiertire.com for more updates on product development for Quarter Midgets and Karting.


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