BROOKLYN, MI (May 8-11, 2013) — This year’s annual Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway attracted more than 100 collegiate race teams from ten different countries with the Universitat Stuttgart coming away the overall winner.The Universitat Stuttgart had competed in the annual competition since 2010 finishing in third place three consecutive times.
This year though, they brought a redesigned race car that was smaller, stronger and faster than the previous entry. They also switched tire brands from last year’s entry. As with most teams at the competition, they opted to compete on Hoosier racing tires. It’s no secret that the Hoosier brand has dominated the annual competition over the years being used by the last five winners with Hoosier tires being the choice of 12 of the past 14 event champions.
While Hoosier is no stranger to winning this event, this was the first time in the company’s history that the top ten finishing teams all rode on Hoosier tires.
Hoosier tires were also used by the top three teams in the autocross event. Oregon State took the top spot followed by Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Universitat of Stuttgart. Hoosier also offers free tires to the top three finishing teams in the autocross competition if they compete on the purple tire brand.
For the third year in a row, Hoosier was also the only tire manufacturer on hand to provide mounting and balancing service for the event. Trackside sales and service was provided by Carter Schrader of Hoosier Tire Midwest-Plymouth.
Teams from all over the globe came to Michigan International Speedway to compete including teams from; Austria, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, United States and Venezuela.
Formula SAE is an international student design contest organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers with more than 1000 engineering students participating.
The Formula SAE competition challenges students to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style race cars. Restrictions on the car frame and engine are limited so the knowledge, creativity, and imagination of the students are challenged.
The cars are built with a team effort over a period of about one year and are taken to the annual competition for judging and comparison with other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world.
The end result is a great experience for young engineers in a meaningful engineering project as well as the opportunity of working in a dedicated team effort.
The vehicles are judged and receive points in eight different categories including; cost, presentation, design, acceleration, skid pad, autocross, endurance and economy.
The Formula SAE board sets the parameters for each category and gives team points according to their performance and design. At the end of the event, the team with the most points wins the overall competition.
The competition has become so popular that, in addition to the two Formula SAE events in the United States, competitions are now being held all over the globe.
After graduation, many of the participants will go on to work in the automotive field in various capacities using many of the skills acquired through their involvement with Formula SAE.
The annual event has also become a valuable recruiting tool of many top companies seeking out the world’s best engineers who, through their Formula SAE participation, possess real-world skills.
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. has been participating in the annual event since the early 90′s.
Hoosier offers price discounts to all FSAE participants on any approved Formula SAE tires.
In addition to price discounts, the top three finishing teams in the Autocross competition were also awarded free tires.
Hoosier Road Racing Product Manager Jeff Speer attended the annual event offering his product expertise to the competing teams.
Speer stated, “Hoosier has been involved with Formula SAE competition for more than 20 years and we realize the importance of supporting the FSAE program and all of its participants around the world.”
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. congratulates the Universitat Stuttgart on their historic win.
We also wish to thank all the teams participating in this year’s event who competed on Hoosier’s “Tires Designed for Champions.”
For more information about Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. and Hoosier products visit www.hoosiertire.com.
You can learn more about the annual competition by visiting http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/.
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. At least 51 people were reported killed.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the community lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.
Authorities expected the death toll to rise as emergency crews moved deeper into the hardest-hit areas. At least 120 people were reported hurt, including more than a dozen children.
Rescuers mounted a desperate rescue effort at the school, pulling children from heaps of debris and carrying them to a triage center.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the Oklahoma area and their families as they begin the recovery process from this massive devestation.
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This season marks the first year for ULMA to partner with Hoosier Tire Midwest. Drivers may purchase tires from ULMA throughout the season by contacting ULMA officials, or by contacting Hoosier Tire Midwest at (800) 365-1955. The program benefits drivers at the end of the season during the October 19 championship banquet, which takes place in California, Missouri.
Although the temperatures may not be cooperating, spring has arrived and it is once again race time for Lucas Cattle Company ULMA late models. The new season begins this Saturday, April 20 at Lucas Oil Speedway during the track’s first regular weekly race program of the year. This is the seventh straight year of competition for drivers at the track which is located in Wheatland, Missouri. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7, and racing at 7:30; for additional information visit www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
A stellar group of drivers are poised to begin their quest for the title including past champions and familiar faces. Jason Russell sets out to defend his title but there are plenty of other racers who have different things in mind; one of those being Quincy, Illinois driver Vance Wilson, the 2010 champion, who is looking for a return to victory lane. Tommy Cordray, Jeremy Kelley, Donnie Timmerman, Jon Binning, Lane Ehlert, Chris Lapp, Justin Russell, Chris Cox, R.D. Peterson, and Zeke Langley are just a few of the additional drivers among others who completed early season paperwork ready to hit the tracks.
Payton Looney, son of super late model driver Brad Looney, put his name in the hat for rookie of the year along with another second-generation driver, Dalton Imhoff, son of Walt Imhoff, a long-time ULMA competitor. Kenny Mudd, Steve Dieckmann, Jon Melloway, Bobby Penney, Bridget Clifford, and Greg Strong also enter the season with rookie of the year intentions. These drivers make up the largest rookie of the year contingent ULMA has witnessed since inception.
Lucas Oil Speedway, Callaway Raceway, and Randolph County raceway host ULMA competition this season along with Double XX Speedway in California, which has three ULMA races scheduled in the heat of summer. Visit www.callawayraceways.com for track information and event details for their opening night, which takes place on Friday, April 26. Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri kicks off their season with ULMA competition on Saturday, May 11, visit www.randolphcountyraceway.com for details. Please note that mention of driver name does not guarantee race appearances at all sanctioned events.
This season all sanctioned tracks have implemented ULMA memberships. Beginning this weekend, drivers will show their membership license upon arrival. If licenses have not arrived in the mail by the start of each respective track’s season opener, ULMA officials will be on-site to provide license and registration paperwork, decals, and to answer questions. Drivers are encouraged to visit www.ulmaracing.com and click on the membership link to print and complete the 2013 form. In order to make opening night check in run as smooth as possible, ULMA asks drivers to complete paperwork prior to arrival.
ULMA also welcomes the highly anticipated and much-appreciated return of FastShafts as a business partner. FastShafts is a division of Axle Exchange, Inc. and has produced drive shafts for Late Models, Modified, Stock Car, Dirt Truck, and Hobby Stock race cars since 1992. Axle Exchange, Inc. opened nearly 20 years ago as a constant velocity axle rebuilder. FastShafts offers carbon fiber, steel, aluminum, and chromoly drive shafts. Visit their website at www.fastshafts.com. FastShafts will provide one drive shaft to the ULMA champion and the season rookie of the year at the season-ending banquet.
Drivers earn championship points by keeping points earned from their 15 best race appearances throughout the season of the more than 50 possible scheduled race nights. To learn more about ULMA’s title sponsor visit www.lucascattlecompany.com. ULMA sincerely thanks FastShafts, RacingJunk.com, and PhotoGraphics by Shelly Payne for their support this season.
ULMA Schedule at a Glance
Saturday, April 20th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, April 26th – Callaway Raceway
Saturday, April 27th – Lucas Oil Speedway
Friday, May 3rd – Callaway Raceway
Friday, May 10th – Callaway Raceway
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured or lost their lives in the BOSTON tragedy today and their families…
The Michigan based Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP is excited to announce a new tire agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire.
The 360 winged sprint car sanctioning body has come to an agreement to allow Hoosier to provide tires for the 2013-2015 racing seasons.
The Lakeville, IN based racing tire manufacturer has a long tradition in supplying quality tires for sprint cars throughout the country. The three year program will be a four corner commitment to Hoosier, meaning that both front tires and both rears will be Hoosier tires exclusively.
The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt founded by veteran racer John Naida in 1980 will be beginning its 34th season of competition on April 27 at Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, MI. The series races primarily in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Ontario.
Series Director for Sprints on Dirt Mike Strevel was quoted, “I appreciate everyone involved at Hoosier and Hoosier Tire Midwest in helping to put this great opportunity together.” “The SOD group has a long time history with Hoosier and it made total sense to continue this relationship.” “On behalf of everyone at Hoosier Racing Tire we are extremely pleased to continue this long-standing relationship with SOD,” commented Neil Cowman, Hoosier Product Manager.
“Under the new agreement, SOD will continue to run the 105/16-15 Medium on the right rear and now any Hoosier tire will be required on the left rear and fronts at all events,” said Craig Cowan, Hoosier Tire Midwest-Plymouth Store Manager.
More information regarding the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP can be found at the official website of SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com.
For more information or to place an order, contact your Hoosier Tire Midwest – Plymouth at (574) 936-8344.
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NEW H2O DOT WET SIZES!
LAKEVILLE, IN (April 1, 2013) — In an effort to offer our valued customers more tire size options, Hoosier Tire will be introducing three new H2O DOT wet tire sizes Extensive testing has proven these wet tires to perform with the best in class. Every aspect of vehicle dynamics, grip, turn in, steering feedback and quicker lap times, will be enhanced by using these wet tires for wet to damp track applications.
All three new sizes will be available the week of April 1.
Item Tread Width OD Circ. Rec. Rim Measured Rim Section Width Weight MSRP
46165 P335/40R-16 13.1” 27.0” 84.6” 12 – 13” 12.0” 14.9” 20 $430.00
46230 P325/35R-18 12.0” 27.0” 84.6” 11 – 12” 12.0” 13.3” 20 $413.00
46260 P325/30R-19 12.0” 27.0” 85.0” 11 – 12” 12.0” 13.2” 20 $458.00
Contact Carter Schrader to order at (574) 936-8344.
In addition to the minimum recommended air pressure bulletin released by Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., it is recommended that teams consult with their specific wheel manufacturer to ensure that new and correct bead lock rings are being utilized with Hoosier Dirt Sprint Car Tires. Over a period of time from usage, bead lock rings can become distorted possibly resulting in a loss of air pressure in the tire.
In addition teams should consult with their wheel manufacturer for installation instructions and torque specifications for bead lock rings designed for sprint car dirt racing.
For more information or to place an order for new WELD Racing Wheels, contact our Sprint Car Product Manager Scott Fernandez at (800) 365-1955.
HOOSIER Racing Tire, Inc. has released the following air pressure recommendations for the new sprint car products that are being utilized by the World of Outlaws, All-Star Circuit of Champions, Midwest Open Wheel Association and a number of local tracks this season:
The following is the recommended minimum starting air pressures for the new sprint dirt spec tires:
Left Rear (all sizes in H12 and H15)
Right Rear (105/16-15 H15, H20, and Medium)
For more information or to place an order, contact Scot Fernandez at (800) 365-1955.