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Jordan Conover finding success on Hoosier tires.COLUMBUS, OH -- Hoosier Racing Tire has enjoyed unparalleled success in the open wheel community for years and, this winter, the Indiana based company has brought its "A Game" to the quarter midget community's largest stage. The 48th annual Ohio Indoor WinterNationals is comprised of five races over a four month period starting in November and ending in February. The WinterNationals attracts 250 of the finest quarter midget racers in the country to an incredibly fast 1/20th mile flat concrete oval in Columbus, OH.  Located at the Ohio Expo Center, just north of downtown Columbus, the O'Neill Exposition Center attracts families from Washington to Florida, from California to New Jersey, and all points in between.  

This year's edition has a newcomer, and its not a driver, team or family. It's a tire. Hoosier Racing Tire has developed a line of five and six inch tires that have the pit area buzzing. Just a little over a year into a development program that has seen dozens of tests on quarter midgets, Hoosier continues to improve its product. That development was strikingly evident last week when three of the eleven A Mains were captured by Hoosier-shod cars, this, despite being run on only about 15 percent of the cars.  

Eleven-year-old Jordan Conover (above photo) started racing only a year ago, but the Hoosier-shod youngster outran the best there is. The Hancock County, OH 5th grader started on the outside of the front row alongside 2004 Light Mod National Dirt Champion and New Jersey hot-shoe Jesse Harper. Conover led the ten car field after one circuit. Young Jordan quickly stretched his advantage over the rest of Light Mod field while motoring to the win. The youngster's dad and crew chief selected Hoosier D-30 right side tires to turn the trick and turn a lot of heads as well.

Tyler Robinson and his Hoosier-shod quarter midget set to hit the track.Hoosier stalwart Tyler Robinson (at left) was also victorious in the Jr Honda A Main, but his victory in the Big Show was the least of his accomplishments. After suffering through a DNF in his heat race, the Beavercreek, OH eight-year-old transferred from the E Main all the way through to the A Main--winning every race. Crew chief Marvin Smith, grandfather and and former two-time ARCA Re/Max Champion crew chief commented later, "Those tires ran six races and never gave up!"  Robinson also nearly won the Junior Stock class as well. He led most of the more powerful division's A Main before being passed on a restart. The youngster closed on the eventual winner in the few remaining circuits of that event, but was forced to settle for the runner-up spot. 

JR Roahrig is well known for his exploits in the Sunoco Super Series stock car organization, but on New Years Day 2005 it was his son Tyler that carried the checkered flag. The third generation Roahrig decimated the Senior Honda field with the upstart Hoosier quarter midget tires at the Ohio Indoor event. A South Bend, IN resident, and life long Hoosier family, it was only natural that the youngster would follow in his grandpa and dad's tire tracks. 

Hoosier quarter midget tires are available at the Ohio facility from well known quarter midget dealer Larry Ebert. Ebert's Beechwold Automotive has become synonymous with the development of the Hoosier small tire line. He, and Ohio Distributor, Jeff Nuckles have worked tirelessly in the improvement of the product. These advances have included the recent acquisition of a new mold for the quarter midget right rear tire. The mold, used in the manufacture of the 35.0/7.1-6 tire, has taken the brand to the next level. 

One recent convert is Mario Diano--a legendary racing name in the Canton, OH area. Diano bolted the brand new A-50 compound right rear tire on his son Nick's car. The 11-year-old races in the Heavy AA division and led the January 1st A Main at the Columbus Indoor event until an accident relegated him to a third place finish behind fellow Hoosier-shod driver, Tom Tolbert of Columbus, OH in the 25-lap main event.

Another notable performance was also turned in by Jesse Fitz--son of prominent quarter midget constructor Tom Fitz. The 15-year-old Crystal Spring, PA pilot drove his Bullrider race car to a second place finish in the Heavy B class in the first event of 2005. Once again the new Hoosier A-50 tire carried Fitz to his best finish this indoor season. 

Continue to visit our website www.hoosiertire.com to get the latest information on new developments in the Hoosier Quarter Midget line such as new specs, updates and compound comparison charts. For more information about Hoosier Quarter Midget tires you can also contact your nearest Hoosier Distributor.


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