OR (June 12-14, 2009) -- The latest evolution in race tires for sport cars from
Hoosier Racing Tire was on display at the 49th Annual Rose Cup Festival last
week at Portland International Raceway.
Hoosier's new R100 radial
slicks made quite a splash during the three-day event when Jeff Gamroth won both
of his PCA2 races on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the pair of wins, the Tualatin, OR driver also smashed the
old track record in his Porsche 993 RSR.
Gamroth, and his Hoosier R100's, set a new track record Saturday when he
circled the 1.997-mile track in 1:18.998 seconds.
The new mark wouldn't stand long though. That's because Gamroth got another
turn on the track the next day.
On Sunday, Gamroth's bettered his previous day's record by more than a
second with a time of 1:17.925 seconds.
The time was his second track record in as many days using his Hoosier R100
Hoosier Product Manager Tim Gilvin attended the event and provided the
details for this report.
The Annual Rose Cup event attracted over 400 drivers from all over the
country competing in 25 different classes.
Sixteen races contested throughout the weekend culminating in the Rose Cup
Classic race on Sunday.
The Annual Rose Cup event is recognized as the country's oldest amateur race
west of the Mississippi.
For more information about the event visit www.rosecup.com.
For more information about the new Hoosier R100 radial slick contact your
nearest Hoosier distributor.