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.

Justin DIS3 Pictured is Johnny Summers along with Justin, Dorothy and Mike Allgaier. Johnny retired last week as Store Manager at Hoosier Tire Midwest Brownsburg, IN. facility last week and enjoyed his first days of retirement by trekking to Daytona Beach to enjoy the races with the Allgaier Family.

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

24th-Place Finish For Allgaier at Kentucky Speedway

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SPARTA, Ky. (June 29, 2014) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ (NSCS) only visit to Kentucky Speedway this season is in the books, with Justin Allgaier completing his first NSCS race at the 1.5-mile track last night. The weekend began on Friday with two practice sessions and knockout qualifying in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet. After completing Friday’s two practice sessions mid-pack on the practice chart, Allgaier qualified 28th for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400. Even with rain in the area, the 267-lap race started on time and Allgaier drove the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy home to a 24th-place finish for HScott Motorsports.

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After rain moved through the speedway area during the day, Kentucky Speedway worked to dry the track for an on-time race start. After starting the race in the 28th position, Allgaier radioed in during the first caution that his No. 51 Chevy was loose on entry and tight in the center and on exit. Crew Chief Steve Addington called Allgaier down pit road for fuel, four tires and adjustments. He restarted in the 27th position on lap 34.

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As the race continued on, Allgaier fought the same conditions with his racecar. Addington made adjustments throughout the night to improve the car’s handling. By the fourth pit stop at lap 156, while in the 25th position, Allgaier communicated that his BRANDT Chevy was improving. With long green-flag runs at the end of the race, Allgaier worked his way up to the 24th spot before taking the checkered flag for HScott Motorsports in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet.

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Justin Allgaier on Kentucky Speedway:
“Overall, we had a solid weekend at Kentucky [Speedway]. We tuned on the car during the race and made improvements. The No. 51 pit crew had a good night, and we brought home an undamaged car. Mile-and-a-half tracks are the bulk of our season, so it’s good to be able to put a complete night together. The next race is Daytona [International Speedway] and you never know how that one is going to end. We just need to put together another solid weekend and keep making improvements at HScott Motorsports.”

Kentucky Speedway
Start: 28th
Finish: 24rd
Driver Points: 29th

Next Race: Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 5, 2014
TV: 7:30 p.m. EDT on TNT

Allgaier Finishes 33rd in His First Sprint Cup Series Start at Sonoma Raceway

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SONOMA, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – Justin Allgaier completed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Allgaier had never raced on the 1.99-mile road course until Saturday afternoon when he participated in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race to gain experience for the NSCS race. Allgaier finished that race in the 14th position after late-race contact. Allgaier had two NSCS practice sessions on Friday and used both to get acclimated to the track and to work on his No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy. On Saturday morning, Allgaier qualified 35th for the race in the No. 51 Chevy. The Riverton, Ill. native finished 33rd in his inaugural NSCS race at Sonoma for HScott Motorsports.

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Shortly after Allgaier started the 110-lap race, a competitor made contact and pushed in part of his left-front fender. After checking the fender as Allgaier passed by the pit box, the crew determined the tire wasn’t rubbing the fender and he soldiered on. When the first caution came out, Allgaier was in the 40th position and crew chief Steve Addington called him down pit road to change four tires, add fuel, make adjustments and pull the damaged left front fender out. Once Allgaier restarted, he worked his way up to the 37th position before the second caution came out at lap 60. Allgaier radioed in that he needed front grip and he came down pit road for fuel, tires and adjustments.

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After the restart on lap 64, Allgaier relayed to the crew that his No. 51 BRANDT Chevy was the best it had been all day. With another caution at lap 70, Addington called him to pit road to make more adjustments, get new tires and more fuel. Allgaier restarted in the 37th position on lap 74 and worked his way up to 33rd position when he took the checkered flag for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Sonoma Raceway:
“I didn’t really know what to expect coming in to this weekend since I’ve never raced at Sonoma [Raceway] before. We worked on the car a lot during both practice sessions, and I spent a lot of the time just trying to get acclimated to the track. I was fortunate enough to run the K&N [Pro Series West] race on Saturday and that helped me a lot with learning the track. I don’t know why but we just didn’t hit on anything that I really liked this weekend. It certainly wasn’t from a lack of effort by everyone at HScott Motorsports. They worked really hard all weekend, and that’s the tough part, I just don’t have an answer for them. The good news is we will be back to racing on an oval at Kentucky.”

Sonoma Raceway
Start: 35th
Finish: 33rd
Driver Points: 29th

Next Race: Kentucky Speedway
Saturday, June 28, 2014
TV: 6:30 p.m. EDT on TNT

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Career Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finish for Allgaier at Michigan on Father’s Day!!!

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Career Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finish for Allgaier

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 16, 2014) – Justin Allgaier completed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Sunday. On Friday, the No. 51 Carcoon Airflow Systems Chevy team advanced to the second round of knockout qualifying, earning the 17th starting spot, tying his best career starting spot set at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this season. In the 400-mile race, Allgaier ran as high as the fourth position at the 2.0-mile track. After 200 laps of racing at MIS, Allgaier earned his best NSCS finish, crossing the stripe in the 16th position for HScott Motorsports.

After two quick cautions to start the race, Allgaier reported on lap 14 that he was looking for grip in the corner. While running in the 13th position on lap 25 Allgaier came over and said “finesse, finesse, finesse” referring to how to drive the track. Steve Addington called Allgaier down pit road during the third caution of the race for fuel, four tires and adjustments. Allgaier restarted 16th and continued to click off laps and advance his position in the No. 51 Carcoon Chevy. On lap 115, the sixth caution of the race came out and Addington told Allgaier to stay out on the track. He restarted in the fourth position on lap 127, but slipped back to 11th on the restart. After his last yellow-flag pit stop of the day on lap 147, Allgaier restarted 15th.

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With a long green-flag run, Allgaier radioed in that his No. 51 Carcoon Chevy was the best it had been all day. His words proved true on the track as he worked his way up to the eighth position. Before his day was complete, Allgaier made one more scheduled pit stop under green for fuel and two right-side tires. With several cars on various pit strategies, Allgaier was 16th after pit stops cycled through. With only 14 laps remaining, and the field spread out, Allgaier finished 16th in the No. 51 Carcoon Chevy for HScott Motorsports, his best career NSCS finish.

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Justin Allgaier on Michigan International Speedway:
“We had a solid weekend with the No. 51 Carcoon Chevy. I was a little apprehensive coming into the weekend. Michigan typically wasn’t one of my better tracks in Nationwide. The guys worked really hard all weekend, and we did great in qualifying and had a great race. I was really hoping I could get one more spot to get us a top 15 because the guys deserve it. Steve Addington and everyone at HScott Motorsports have been working their tails off. Now we go to Sonoma [Raceway], which is a road course. I haven’t raced there before, but I like road course racing so I think we will have a good weekend.”

Michigan International Speedway
Start: 17th
Finish: 16th
Driver Points: 29th

Next Race: Sonoma Raceway
Sunday, June 22, 2014
TV: 2:00 p.m. EDT on TNT