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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 27, 2010) -- This year Michael Coburn switched to competing on Hoosier ATV tires and the results have been nothing short of astounding. 

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 class.

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 Indianapolis 500. 

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' mountain. 

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 twitching." 

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 nearly unstoppable."

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.      


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