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.
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."
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."
National Midget Dirt Sizes & Compounds for 2002