THAILAND -- Records around the world continue to be broken by drivers using the
Hoosier brand. Hoosier's Scott Chen (left) in Thailand reports that Vijarn
Wongsomboon (right) of Montri
Diesel Thailand Racing Team became the first driver of a diesel engine powered vehicle to
break the 10-second barrier using Hoosier 28.0x10.5-15 drag slicks.
The 22-year-old driver of the
diesel-powered Chevrolet truck, or "Job" as he is known as, was
presented a commemorative drag racing model in recognition of the historic
feat. Joining Chen and Job in the ceremony was Montri Diesel team owner
Montri Narknaka (center) who has more than 20 years of experience tuning diesel
Prior to the milestone run, the
fastest time by a diesel-powered vehicle was 10.20 seconds in the quarter mile.
That is, until Job bolted on a set of Hoosier drag slicks.
using the Hoosier brand and coming close (10.007 seconds) to breaking the 10.0
barrier, Job surprisingly opted to switch to another tire brand. The decision,
however, resulted in his times slowing into the 10.3-10.5 range.
Job quickly returned to the
Hoosier brand and, after reconditioning his motor, set a personal best of
10.003 seconds and then went on to post an eye-popping run of 9.8 seconds and
becoming the first diesel-powered vehicle in Thailand to crack the 10-second
Hoosier Racing Tire
congratulates Vijarn Wongsomboon on his historic achievement while racing on our products.
Hoosier Racing Tire would also
like to recognize the hard work Scott Chen puts in at the race track
each week in Thailand promoting the Hoosier brand.