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United States Auto Club (USAC)LAKEVILLE, IN -- Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. and the United States Auto Club (USAC) announced today that Hoosier will be the spec tire for all USAC dirt track National Midget events in 2002. For many years Hoosier has been providing a competitive, low-cost spec tire for all USAC competitors when the series raced on pavement. This agreement now expands to include the USAC National Midget events contested on dirt surfaces as well. The 2002 National Midget schedule is comprised of 33 events, 18 on pavement with the remaining 15 events on dirt. 

Hoosier Manager of Contract Sales Irish Saunders commented on the finalized agreement, "We are delighted that the USAC National Midget Champion and all other series participants will compete solely on Hoosier Tires in 2002." Saunders went on to add, "It really was a matter of economics. We got together with USAC and determined that this was the best thing for everyone involved. The increased volume resulting from the spec tire rule allowed us to provide tires at a lower cost to the series participants."

Saunders concluded, "We realize the importance of the USAC National Championship and are proud to continue our affiliation with the world's most diversified sanctioning body." 

Mike Devin, USAC Competition Director, commented, "This new Hoosier spec tire will create a cost reduction for our participants. That's something we can all relate to and the resulting equality of the racing should provide for some spectacular racing."

Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman added, "We are extremely pleased with our agreement with USAC to provide a cost-effective tire." Cowman continued, "The number of sanctioning bodies adopting a low-cost spec tire alternative continues to grow. The USAC Western States Series, BMARA, ARDC, MARA, BCRA and NAMARS are just a few of the many Midget sanctioning bodies who have elected to go to a spec tire as a way to reduce the cost of racing to their participants."

 USAC National Midget Dirt Sizes & Compounds for 2002

Position Size Compound(s) Price
FRONTS 68.0/7.0-13 D12, D20 $116.00
LR 74.0/10.0-13 D12 $120.00
LR 76.0/10.0-13 D12 $120.00
LR 78.0/10.0-13 D12 $120.00
LR 80.0/10.0-13 D12 $120.00
LR 80.0/10.0-13 D20 $120.00
RR 82.0/12.0-13 SP2 (D15),
SP3 (D20)


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