SC (March 14-16, 2008) -- Recently, the Hoosier brand captured five wins in
seven events at the World Karting Association's National Road Racing Series at
Carolina Motorsports Park. After finishing in second place in the WKA 125
Shifter 1 race on Saturday, Rick Sherman used Hoosier tires to win Sunday's WKA
125 Shifter 2 race. Craig Keller (photo) was an even bigger winner collecting
four wins on Hoosiers. On Saturday, Keller won both the 100cc Controlled and
the Formula 100 race, while on Sunday he went on to win the 100cc Controlled
Spec and Controlled Limited races.
On Saturday, Craig Keller used a combination of Hoosier's 4.5/10.05 R60
(22150R60) tires in the front and a pair of 6.0/11.0-5 R60 (22250R60) tires in
the rear to battle the competition. The combination proved successful with
Keller capturing wins in both the 100cc Controlled and Formula 100 races.
Keller used the same tires in both events which were shortened to 30 minutes
each due to inclement weather.
On Sunday, the weather cleared and the races went their normal 45-minutes.
However, the added race time proved no real challenge to drivers using Hoosier
kart tires. Keller used the same front/rear combination he used Saturday
to capture two more wins. The talented racer won the 100cc Controlled Spec race
and the Controlled Limited race on the final day of competition.
The winning margin for Keller in the final race was an astonishing 32
seconds on the 2.3-mile road course.
After the race Keller commented, "I came here with the intention of
proving that Hoosier tires and HUB motors were the class of the field and I'd
say the four wins in four races speaks for itself."
Keller continued, "I ran three races, and could have run the fourth, on
the same set of tires and my lap times never dropped off. In fact, I ran my
fastest times late in all the races."
Keller concluded, "It is nice to finally have an American-made (kart)
tire that can outperform any other brand out there."
Also on Sunday, Rick Sherman collected a win in the 125 Shifter 2 race on
Hoosier tires. Sherman used the same 4.5/10.05 R60 (22150R60) fronts as Keller,
while opting for a wider 7.1/11.0-5 R60 (22400R60) for his rear tire
Hoosier's Adam Batton and Mike Edmiston were in South Carolina to answer
questions and assist with set ups. They also provided the details used in this
Formed in 1971, the WKA has grown to over
10,000 active members and 120 sanctioned tracks nationwide to make it the
largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the United States.
For more information about Hoosier kart tires you can visit our website at www.hoosiertire.com
or contact your nearest Hoosier distributor.