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MITCH STOTT SMASHES
5-SECOND BARRIER ON HOOSIERS

2-18-2003

Mitch Stott's Radiac Abrasives '63 CorvetteDARLINGTON, SC (February 14) -- Pro Modified driver Mitch Stott and his Radiac Abrasives '63 Corvette made history on Valentine's Day when he broke the 5-second barrier for full-bodied vehicles at Darlington International Dragway. Stott's record-setting time of 5.985 seconds (231.42 mph) came during the NHRA Winter National Open and crushed the old mark of 6.001 seconds set by Bill Kuhlmann. Stott made the historic achievement using Hoosier racing tires.

Over the past few years, the 5-second mark was a goal of many teams throughout the world. But Stott was determined that the mark be made by an American in America. Stott commented after the milestone run, "This was an American accomplishment. It took so long to do it after so many were so close." Stott added, "There were so many other countries in the bid for this. This was an American team, sponsored by an American company, at an American Dragstrip." Well said Mitch. And let us not forget, the historic run was on American-made Hoosier tires. 

Hoosier Drag Racing Product Manager Faron Lubbers commented, "Hoosier is proud to be the tire-of-choice on the Mitch Stott owned Radiac Pro Modified Corvette." Lubbers added, "Our main goal is to produce the absolute best race tires available and I think Mitch just proved he had the best with his 5-second blast."

Stott and the Radiac Abrasives team finished the 2002 IHRA season winning the last three events falling just short of capturing the championship. Stott will begin the 2003 IHRA season in San Antonio, TX at the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals (Feb. 28-March 2). 

Congratulations Mitch for being the first to break the 5-second barrier. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to count you among the many members of Team-Hoosier.   

      

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