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Rickie Streicher (#7) guiding his Hoosier-shod rocket ship.LAKEVILLE, IN -- Richie Streicher has a USAC Champion as a father along with a namesake who ranks, arguably, the best USAC driver ever. Mike Streicher and the late Rich Vogler serve as a legacy like few other quarter midget drivers have ever had. As the 1991 United States Auto Club National Midget Champion, the elder Streicher has now turned his car building prowess to quarter midgets. With several quarter-scaled cars in use throughout the Midwest, his happiest customer might just be his son. That joy was evident November 20th at the season-opening Columbus Indoor WinterNational event in Columbus, OH. The Bluffton (OH) Elementary second grader dominated the 32 car field winning his Heat and Feature event. The 8-year-old youngster drove one of the best races of his two-year career. While the fabrication abilities of his dad helped him carry the checkered flag, but there was more, earlier, the proud papa had bolted the brand new Hoosier D-20 quarter midget tires on the car and the rest, as they say, is history.


Ironically, it wasn't the first time that Mike had bolted on new Hoosier's for an indoor event. In January of 1982, he and driver Rich Vogler agreed to try a treaded dirt tire on the family's Midget for an event in the Ft. Wayne (IN) Coliseum.  "I'll never forget the car pulling the front tires off the ground all the way down the straightaway," recalls Streicher. The team started using the new 13" Hoosiers on dirt that Spring finishing third overall in the USAC standings. A year later, Hoosier introduced a specific indoor and asphalt tire to complete the purple brand's Midget product line. With a full compliment of tires, Vogler piloted the team's car to the USAC title in dominant fashion. The elder Streicher continued bolting Hoosiers on the family's cars through 1991 when the "QuickPrint Hawk" carried him to that year's USAC Championship.


All those years of success with the Hoosier brand weighed heavily in his recent decision to try the new Hoosier quarter midget tires. The Findlay, OH native has now started recommending the tires to owners of his cars and they, too, are experiencing a great deal of success like Jordan Conover who recently captured the January 1st Light Mod A Main at the Columbus Indoor event. Looking forward to the 2005 outdoor season, Streicher is anxious to try the rest of the product line. With a driver named Rich, a mechanic named Mike and a tire named Hoosier, it could be déjà vu all over again.

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