SPRINGS, CO (June 27, 2010) -- This year Michael Coburn switched to competing
on Hoosier ATV tires and the results have been nothing short of
Coburn not only won the 88th annual Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb event he also set a new world record in the process.
Coburn conquered the 12.42-mile course with a time of 11:44.460 in the 450
This year's event, which began in 1916, drew 169
competitors and over 16,000 spectators. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
event is the 2nd oldest motorsports event in America--second only to the
The race tests both man and machine to successfully
negotiate 156 turns and climb nearly 5,000 feet to the summit of the 14,110'
Coburn commented after his record-setting run,
"I noticed that the Hoosier tires really made a difference out there. They
seemed a lot smoother and more balanced and kept the handlebars from
Coburn's 11:44.460 time easily eclipsed the old
mark of 12 minutes and 7 seconds using a combination of Hoosier 18.0x5.5-10 D12
(1620D12) fronts and 18.5x8.0-10 RD12 (16275RD12) rears.
The record-setting win at Pikes Peak wasn't the
only accomplishment by the young ATV rider. Coburn also claimed the 2010 Pro
Extreme Dirt Track Championship on Hoosier tires.
Hoosier's ATV Product Manager Neil Cowman
commented, "This was actually Michael's first year on Hoosiers. After
figuring out what the bike needed in relationship to the tires, he has been
Cowman added, "We are looking forward to
working with Michael and his family again next year."
For more information about Hoosier ATV tires you
can contact Neil Cowman at 574-784-3152 or visit www.hoosiertire.com.