HTMW Employee Craig Cowan inducted into Hall of Fame!


Hoosier Tire Midwest wishes Congratulations to our Plymouth, Indiana Store Manager and former Corporate Hoosier Racing Tire Dirt Product Manager on his Induction into the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame!

Induction Ceremony August 8th

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be inducted Saturday afternoon August 8th at 4:15 PM EST on the main straightaway of the Florence Speedway in Union, KY. The induction ceremony is held annually prior to the running of the Lucas Oil sanctioned North-South 100 at the Northern Kentucky oval. This year’s class of drivers includes: Tennessee’s Skip Arp, Iowa’s Red Droste and Curt Hansen, Pennsylvania’s Davey Johnson and Georgia’s Leon Sells. Contributors to be inducted are photographer Jim Butler, Iowa race promoter Al Frieden and past writer and editor Wayne Kindness. A pair of Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to veteran Kentucky racer Butch Shay and long time Hoosier Tire specialist Craig Cowan. This year’s Sportsman Award will be given to Lucas Oil regular Eddie Carrier Jr.

An auction to benefit the Hall will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday in front of the Hall of Fame facility, located outside of turn four at the Speedway. A number of the sport’s top stars have generously donated door panels and other collectible items to be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to the Hall’s future building fund.

The Hall of Fame will be opened daily at 11:00 AM for visiting and tours. Admittance to the Hall is free of charge.



We are going to try to add our service schedule each month to this site so you will be aware of events we will service from our stores. In addition to these events, there are literally hundreds of events each month that are serviced by our dealers. If you ever have a question on who might be servicing an event you can always contact the store in your area and they should be able to assist you.


08/06,08/07,08/08 Gateway Drag Races (Springfield)
08/07 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series North/South 100 Forence, KY. (Springfield)
08/06,08/07,08/08,08/09 PCAA – Gingerman (Plymouth)
08/07, 08/08 World of Outlaws Sprints – Pevely, MO. (Springfield)

08/13,08/14,08/15,08/16 SCCA – Pittsburg (Plymouth)
08/12,08/13,08/14,08/15 Knoxville Nationals (Springfield)

08/20,08/21,08/22,08/23 Columbus Class Nationals (Springfield)
08/20,08/21,08/22,08/23 SCCA – MIS (Plymouth)
08/20,08/21,08/22,08/23 SCCA – Gateway (Plymouth)
08/22,08/23 MSLQMRA Regional (Springfield)
08/22 USAC Silver Crown at Springfield Mile (Indy)

08/26,08/27,08/28,08/29,08/30 Drag Races – Bowling Green (Springfield)
08/27,08/28,08/29 USAC Sprint – Kokomo (Indy)

This schedule is published as an aid to help customers know there will be tire service at an event. “IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE”, so to be 100% sure contact the store that is listed to service the event. If you need help with what compounds and technical assistance please feel free to contact the store in brackets and they can assist you to be better prepared.

SPRINGFIELD (217) 522-1955
INDY (317) 858-1234
PLYMOUTH, IN. (574) 936-8344

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

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.”


“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

drag radial

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


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

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

FE – Scott Rettich
5 rettich

FP – Nigel Saurino
0 saurino

HP – Lawrence Loshak
4 loshak

SM – Eric Stearns
3 stearns

STL – Cliff Ira
2 lounge

T2 – Andrew Lounge
2 lounge2

T3 – David Daughtery
1 daugherty

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.


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!


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 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!





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.

HOOSIER steadily strives to improve the product for the end user!


May 27, 2014 Springfield, IL.
As the sound of engines filled the air this morning, curious onlookers tried to figure out what the noise was, knowing that the AMA motorcycles held their annual Memorial Day event this past weekend, there isn’t normally sounds of high performance engines in the air unless the race was rescheduled for rain!


With the assistance of Bob Sargent of Track Enterprises, Bobby East and Chris Windom and their respective teams, Sangamon County Resque Squad, America Ambulance and Shaner’s Towing, a strong contingent of Hoosier Racing Tire engineers and Product Manager Neil Cowman, a variety of tires were utilized in the testing and everyone left the hallowed grounds of the Springfield Mile feeling satisfied that we have come up with an improved product.


The mounting work was performed by Hoosier Tire Midwest employees Bruce Browning and Tim Baker, THANK YOU guys for your early morning prep in order to make this a succesful test!


A great weekend for Hoosier in Norwalk!


This past weekend there was a ” little” drag race in Norwalk Oh, which turned into a HUGE drag race. They had an attendance of over 20,000 fans for a NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional race. The race featured everything from a Jet powered Kenworth to 14 second stockers. With rain and cold weather controlling most of the first 3 days of action it came down to trying to get the race completed in just one day. Late at night with the lights shining on the 1/4 mile track the finals for Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny car were ran. Top Alcohol Dragster would end up with both Hoosier Tire shod cars taking the track. Marty Thacker would succumb to oil pressure difficulty to hand the victory to Brandon Booher. Both dragsters race on Hoosier 18790C2055 rear tires.

Alcohol Funny Car was settled between Chris Foster and Andy Bohl with Chris leading wire to wire for the win. Again both cars are putting rubber to asphalt using the Hoosier 18790C2055 tire. That concluded racing for Sunday night.

Monday would see the remaining classes get their chance to finish racing. When it was all done Hoosier Tire had victories in Top Sportsman(Jerry Albert) Top Dragster ( Marco Abruzzi) Super Comp ( Jack Sepanek) Super Stock (Zach Running) Stock ( Steve Sullivan). Also had the runner up’s in Top Sportsman, Super Comp,Super Gas, and Stock. All in all it was a good weekend for Hoosier shod cars in Norwalk Ohio!