IN (December 6) -- Indianapolis was the place to be this past week
with the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at the Indiana
Convention Center (Hoosier Dome) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and
the United States Auto Club (USAC) holding their annual banquet on
Friday to honor their 2003 champions. Among the $420,000 earned by
series triple-crown winner J.J. Yeley was an embroidered leather
Hoosier jacket presented by Hoosier Open Wheel Asphalt Product Manager
Irish Saunders. Then, on Saturday during the PRI show, a multi-year
deal was struck between USAC and Hoosier making Hoosier the spec tire
for the prestigious open-wheel series.
Commenting on the agreement Irish Saunders stated,
"I, along with Hoosier, have been involved with USAC for over 20
years and I am very pleased we will be continuing this relationship in
the years to come."
Saunders added, "Throughout the years, I have
seen a lot of 'do's' and 'don'ts' in racing and I see a lot of 'do's'
happening with USAC as we head into the future."
Also attending the USAC banquet and PRI show was
Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman who had this to
say about the multi-year deal, "USAC is one of the country's most
high profile open-wheel series and it is a great forum for us to
showcase our open competition tires."
As in the past season, Hoosier will be the exclusive
tire when the three USAC National Series (Midget, Silver Crown and
Sprint Car) compete on pavement as well as in the Midget Series when
they race on dirt. The Silver Crown and Sprint Car Series' however,
will have no tire-rule when they compete on
To learn more about the USAC Series visit their
website at www.usacracing.com.