Anderson Speedway and Hoosier Racing Tire have entered a multi-year partnership as the tire of choice for the Little 500!

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Anderson, Indiana – Anderson Speedway and Hoosier Racing Tire have entered a multi-year partnership as the tire of choice for the Little 500 sprint car race held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

With the 2015 event set for May 23rd, Speedway President Rick Dawson is ready to begin the historic 67th consecutive race alongside Hoosier Tire.

“The Pay Less Little 500 has evolved into such a huge spectacle in sprint car racing,” stated Dawson. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase our racers, but also our speedway and the city of Anderson.” With Hoosier’s commitment to quality and performance it comes to no surprise as to why Dawson picked the purple brand. “Hoosier Tire is a pioneer in their industry placing themselves at the forefront of racing,” continued Dawson. “They are constantly challenging themselves to improvement and what they provide our racers here in Anderson is unmatched.”

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“I’ve been going to the Little 500 since the early 80’s and I always enjoyed this one-of-a-kind-event,” said Hoosier Racing Tire Oval Asphalt Business Unit Manager Irish Saunders. “Hoosier is proud to be a part of this great event and tradition.”

The Little 500 begins with practice on Tuesday, May 19th followed by two-day qualifying.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. Hoosier Tire Midwest, Inc. services this event each year and Open Wheel Product Manager Scott Fernandez anticipates this event each year and looks forward to working the event with the competitors. For more information Scot can be reached at (800) 365-1955.

Hoosier Redesigns DOT Drag Radial & Adds New 18” Option

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Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to announce the redesigning of its popular DOT Drag Radial. This redesigned tire has an all new tread pattern and an improved tread profile to help deliver the best performance results.

Part # Size Diameter Circumference Tread Width Section Width Weight Suggested Retail
17343 P325/45R18 29.9” 93.3” 11.2” 12.7” on 11” rim 28# $265.00

For more information or to place an order or check availability, contact Drag Race Product Manager Bruce Browning at (217) 522-1955.

New 10.5×5.0-6 Dirt Kart left side tire

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Hoosier is proud to release a new 10.5×5.0-6 that will be replacing the 10.5×4.5-6 D10A, D20A, and D30A. This new tire is approximately ½” taller in circumference and ¼” wider than the 10.5×4.5-6 tire. The product specs are listed below.

ItemNumber Tire Size Application Tread Width Approx. Dia Approx. Circ Recom. Rim Measured Rim Section Width Compounds
11325 10.5×5.0-6 Left side 4.75” 10.5” 32.75” 6.5” 6.50” 6.625” D10A,D20A, D30A

The new dirt oval kart front will be offered in a D10A, D20A and D30A compound only.

The D20A is currently available. The D10A and D30A will be available the week of Nov 3, 2014

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Kart Product Manager Tim Baker at (217)522-1955

Midwest based customers fare well at SCCA Runoffs at Laguna Seca

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50 years after the first edition at Riverside in 1964 and long after its last visit in 1968, the SCCA National Championship Runoffs returned to the west coast in a big way with an event at the iconic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. National Champions were crowned in 27 Runoffs-eligible classes in this winner-take-all motorsports classic. The Midwest area of the United States was well represented at the event and 8 of the 27 classes were claimed by drivers from this area.

Hoosier Tire Midwest would like to congratulate all of our drivers who made the journey to the West coast to compete in the event and a special recognition to those who ended the event atop their respective divisions including:
F500 – Brian Novak
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FE – Scott Rettich
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FP – Nigel Saurino
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HP – Lawrence Loshak
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SM – Eric Stearns
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STL – Cliff Ira
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T2 – Andrew Lounge
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T3 – David Daughtery
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For all of your SCCA needs, contact Carter Schrader, Product Manager for Hoosier Tire Midwest at (574) 936-8344

Spaulding Veteran’s Memorial Makes Presentation to Mike Allgaier

The Spaulding Veteran’s Memorial made a stop in to Hoosier Tire Midwest today with a special purpose in mind.

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Hoosier Tire Midwest and Mike Allgaier have been loyal sponsors of the Spaulding Veteran’s Memorial since it’s inception, and one of the commemorative bricks in the memorial is a tribute to SC1 Harold “Bud” Allgaier, Father of Mike Allgaier, who served in the United States Navy from 1942 – 1946 and spent a portion of that time aboard an LST-325.

Several members of the Board of Directors including Larry Beck who is the Chairman visited with Mike and presented him with this beautiful photo by Lou Szoke Photography which memorializes Bud and depicts his brick in the wall!

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The Veteran’s Memorial will be holding a Fundraising Festival on September 12 and 13 at the Field of Dreams in Riverton, IL. 1200 E. Riverton Road. Activities will include Live Entertainment, a Bounce House and Slide, Face painting, dunk tank, animal petting zoo and other fun activities along with fireworks at the conclusion of the event on Saturday night!

For further information you can find the group on facebook at Spaulding Veterans Memorial Wall

Hoosier Tire Midwest and racetires.com are both proud to support this endeavor and salute all of our U.S. Veteran’s and thank them for their service to our fine country!

HOOSIER Midwest prepares for SOLO National Championships! Reserve your Tires TODAY!

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Hoosier Tire Midwest will be on hand once again this year to provide tires and service at the SOLO National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.

We would like to ask any teams or drivers that are competing in this years Solo Nationals to contact us to reserve your tires for this event. Because of the amount of tires it takes to service an event like this, we want to be sure we have the tires you need, in order to do that we ask that you give us a call and place your orders no later then Aug 21st to be sure your tires will make it to the event on time.

Contact Carter Schrader at (574) 936-8344 to reserve your tires and insure that they are at the event.

We look forward to another year of SOLO action and wish all competitors success in the event!

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Late-Race Accident Ends Allgaier’s Day

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LOUDON, N.H. (July 14, 2014) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) made its first stop of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Justin Allgaier qualified 25thfor his first NSCS start at the 1.058-mile track. After an accident in the final laps of the race, Allgaier drove his damaged No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy to the garage and finished 37th for HScott Motorsports.

Under ominous skies, the 301-lap race began on Sunday afternoon. Allgaier started from the 25th position and fought a loose car going into the corner and tight off of the corner. Crew chief Steve Addington called for changes all day during pit stops to improve the handling on the No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy. After going one lap down during the race, Allgaier was the beneficiary of the free pass when the fifth caution of the day came out at lap 213. Allgaier came down pit road and Addington called for more changes on the AccuDoc Chevy. He restarted in the 26th position on lap 219 and worked his up to the 23rd position on lap 233. After a long green-flag run, Allgaier was in the closing laps of the race when there was contact with another competitor and he slid up into the wall, which ended his day prematurely. Allgaier was relegated to a 37th-place finish for HScott Motorsports.

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Justin Allgaier on New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
“We put together a solid weekend and the guys at HScott Motorsports prepared a great AccuDoc Chevy. Unfortunately, I got in an accident at the very end of the race and we went from having a solid day to having a wrecked racecar. We are putting together good cars, but just need the finishes to show for it. We have an off weekend, and I’ll use that time to get ready for the last half of the season.”

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Start: 25th
Finish: 37th
Driver Points: 29th

Next Race: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 27, 2014
TV: 12:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Would you like to run an ARCA event at one of the Dirt Mile Events?

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Are you looking for a chance to show your talent on dirt in one of the ARCA events, either at the Springfield Mile or Duquoin Magic Mile?

Allgaier Motorsports has cars, motors and all of the equipment that you would need to showcase your ability at these events.

Former ARCA Champion, former winner on the dirt mile at Springfield, multiple ARCA race winner, what more are you looking for?

We can sell you a car package from a rolling race car to turn-key or turnkey with additional parts, give me a call and let’s see if we can put together a package to put you behind the wheel at one of the Midwest legendary dirt events!

(217) 522-1955 could be the call that leads to you becoming a household name! Give Terry Young a call now and get started on the fast track!

HOOSIER INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OF GT SLICKS – NEW C5000

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PRODUCT BULLETIN:

HOOSIER INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OF GT SLICKS – NEW C5000

LAKEVILLE, IN (July 8, 2014) – In an effort to offer our valued customers improvements to our existing 16” bias-ply slicks, sidewall construction changes have been made to the following part numbers. The new C5000 construction offers the Solo Prepared and SCCA GT customers improved steering response, better braking, faster run times and an increase in cornering stability under acceleration. Drivers will notice an immediate improvement in performance throughout
the first turns in the course. Tread compounds on all GT slicks will remain the same – R35A and R45B. Setup, break-in procedure, air pressure and camber settings will be the same as the
previous models.

The following tire sizes are in stock and ready to order.
Item # / Tire Size / Tread Width / Approx. Dia. / Approx. Circ. / Recom. Rim Width / Measured Rim Width / Section Width / Weight / MSRP
43499 25.0×13.0-16 C5000 13.0 25.3 79.5 12 12 13.5 23.0 $339.00
43537 27.0×14.0-16 C5000 13.8 26.7 84.0 12-13 12 14.5 25.0 $359.00

For more information or to place an order, contact Carter Schrader, Product Manager for HOOSIER Tire Midwest, Inc. at (574) 936-8344.

Accident Ends Allgaier’s Day Early at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 6, 2014) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) for the second and final time of the season. Unfortunately, rain was the theme at DIS. The No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions team was able to complete one of two practice sessions on Thursday evening after rain cancelled final practice. More rain on Friday caused knockout qualifying to end prematurely. Allgaier and the No. 51 team earned the 31st starting spot for the Coke Zero 400. What was supposed to be a Saturday night race at DIS, was delayed until Sunday at 11 a.m. due to rain. Once the race finally started, Allgaier worked his way forward at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. After narrowly avoiding an accident early on, Allgaier was caught up in the second big may lay of the day on lap 99. After a torrential downpour, NASCAR called the scheduled 160-lap race at lap 112 and Allgaier and the No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy finished 25th for HScott Motorsports.

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Once a light rain moved over DIS on Sunday morning, NASCAR waved the green flag. Shortly thereafter the caution flag waved on lap seven for precipitation, ultimately bringing out the red flag. Allgaier radioed in that his AccuDoc Chevy was really good. After a 26-minute delay, the green flag waved once again. The first accident of the day involving 16 cars happened on lap 21 and Allgaier narrowly avoided the carnage. Under the caution crew chief Steve Addington called him down pit road for fuel, four tires and adjustments. After restarting in the 16th position on lap 29, Allgaier continued to work his way forward and was as high as the 10th position at one point. After two quick debris cautions, Allgaier was caught up in the second big accident of the day on lap 99. The No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy received major damage and crew chief Steve Addington determined the car was not fixable. The race returned to green for six laps after Allgaier’s accident and was eventually called due to rain. Allgaier finished in the 25th position in the No. 51 AccuDoc Chevy for HScott Motorsports.

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Justin Allgaier on Daytona International Speedway:
“Rain and more rain was the theme of the weekend at Daytona [International Speedway]. The rain cut our practice and qualifying time short and delayed the race as well. Once we finally got going today, we had a great AccuDoc Chevy. I was just consistently making my way through the field and trying different things to get ready for the end of the race. Unfortunately, we got caught up in a big accident and it ended our day early. There was nothing else I could’ve done to avoid the wreck. I was able to slow down but someone plowed in to the back of me. It was just a product of superspeedway racing.”

Daytona International Speedway
Start: 31st
Finish: 25th
Driver Points: 29th

Next Race: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 13, 2014
TV: 12:00 p.m. EDT on TNT