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
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.