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Indianapolis Speedrome and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. announce their recent agreementLAKEVILLE, IN -- After a long period of speculation and anticipation, it was announced last Friday at 5:00pm on the Indianapolis Speedrome's website that Hoosier was selected as the exclusive tire provider to the 1/5-mile asphalt oval. The announcement between Hoosier and Checkered Flag Enterprises LLC, was made following a week-long countdown on the track's website--www.speedrome.com

The announcement marks the first time in the track's history that "pure" racing tires will be used as the track's "spec" tire for its weekly stock car racing in the Late Model, Stock and Modified classes. In past year's, retreads were used. Competitors at the Speedrome can look forward to next season when they will be competing on "Tires Designed for Champions" which have been engineered specifically for on-track competition.

Racing is scheduled to begin at the famous Indianapolis oval on April 4, 2004. It will be the 63rd season of racing at the facility. Hoosier Racing Tire's Irish Saunders, who was instrumental in the signing, will be available at that time to the offer his 20+ years of tire knowledge and experience to competitors at the Speedrome. 

Saunders commented on the agreement, "We are extremely pleased to have been selected by the Checkered Flag group to provide true race tires to its weekly competitors in 2004." Saunders added, "Hoosier and speed have always been synonymous so, Hoosier and the Speedrome was an obvious natural fit."

Competition at the Speedrome includes Late Models, Stocks, Roadrunners, Hornets and Bomber Figure 8ís. Next season, USAC Racing will return for "Open Wheel Wednesday" which will include USAC Regional Midgets, Ford Focus Midgets and Kenyon Midgets.

Opening day for Open Wheel Wednesday at the Speedrome is schedule for May 5, 2004. According to the Speedrome's website, the new Hoosier tires coupled with a new track surface in 2004 promises to be the "fastest year ever and all track records are expected to fall." The Speedrome is located at the intersection of Kitley & Brookville on Indy's Southeast side in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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