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Continental Acquires Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:17:00 GMT
http://hoosiertire.com/news/article/65738/Continental_Acquires_Hoosier_Racing_Tire_Corporation

Fort Mill, SC., October 4, 2016 — The international technology company Continental today announced the acquisition of Lakeville, IN-based Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., a manufacturer of specialty tires for racing applications.
“This acquisition showcases the consequent execution of our long-term growth strategy Vision 2025, characterized by strategic planning and systematic implementation of technological progress. The acquisition of Hoosier Racing Tire is an exciting next addition to our product portfolio and will support our growth strategy, especially in the ultra high performance segment,” said Nikolai Setzer, Executive Board Member for Continental’s tire business.
Dr. Jochen Etzel, CEO of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) added, “Hoosier’s management team has built an impressive business. We believe Hoosier Tire is well-positioned to continue its strong growth, and we look forward to supporting that development through our complementary knowledge and extensive footprint. Hoosier’s management team will continue to run the racing tire business. We are committed to the employees, and the communities in which Hoosier operates. We look forward to the future of working together to accelerate growth.” 
Hoosier was founded in 1957 and has a legacy of technical product knowledge, quality manufacturing, outstanding service and consistent performance. Hoosier supplies tires for most racing applications throughout the world, with an emphasis on high performance and quality. The company currently employs nearly 500 people.
Joyce Newton, Hoosier’s president and CEO said, “Continental and Hoosier share a similar vision for continued growth and sales excellence. Hoosier has fantastic brand recognition, a high-performing team, established customer relationships and a great lineup of products. This acquisition will provide a stronger and more sustainable organization for Hoosier moving ahead.”
Continental and Hoosier have worked together over the past several years on a variety of technical and motorsports projects. Continental is constantly looking to add talent to its team. The transaction will create significant opportunities for the employees of Hoosier and CTA.
Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
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Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.
Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-high, performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money, and reduce CO2 emissions. Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, and mass retail companies across North America. Continental Tire is a proud supporter of IMSA, Major League Soccer (MLS), College Basketball, West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Petty’s Garage. For more information visit, www.continentaltire.com.
Media Contact
Kathryn Blackwell
Vice President Communications and Marketing
Phone: +1(248) 393-6593
E-mail: Kathryn.blackwell@continental-corporation.com




Gateway delivers young ladies first win! Congratulations Shannon Beimfohr
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:17:00 GMT



It is always nice to end the day on a high note, and today I was able to do just that. I received a note from Dave Beimfohr who I helped with some drag tires recently for his daughters dragster.

He wanted me to know that she pulled off her first win in Super Pro after 7 rounds at Gateway last weekend. She managed to beat the Gateway Champion plus a strong field for her first win!

CONGRATULATIONS Shannon  and Dave Beimfohr on your win, they say the first is always the hardest to get, but if you are on Hoosier Racing Tires it is always just a little easier!

We are "Tires Designed for Champions"




Gateway delivers young ladies first win! Congratulations Shannon Beimfohr
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:17:00 GMT



It is always nice to end the day on a high note, and today I was able to do just that. I received a note from Dave Beimfohr who I helped with some drag tires recently for his daughters dragster.

He wanted me to know that she pulled off her first win in Super Pro after 7 rounds at Gateway last weekend. She managed to beat the Gateway Champion plus a strong field for her first win!

CONGRATULATIONS Shannon  and Dave Beimfohr on your win, they say the first is always the hardest to get, but if you are on Hoosier Racing Tires it is always just a little easier!

We are "Tires Designed for Champions"




The 2016 SCCA Runoffs are complete and the results are astounding!
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:25:00 GMT



The 2016 SCCA Runoffs are complete and the results are astounding! 

Hoosier Racing Tire managed to garner 63 podium finishes, including 20 class wins! Our nearest competition managed only 9 podium finishes and no more than 3 class wins!

Results like this come as no accident, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the Business Unit Manager Bruce Foss to the assistant product managers, the engineering staff, the distributors, the employees who service the event and most importantly, the CUSTOMERS!

It takes the complete package to make it all work, but it all begins with "Tires that are Designed for Champions"! 

Thank you to each and every one of our customers who patronized us during the event, and CONGRATULATIONS to each of our class winners on their great runs!





AS AMERICAN SEDAN FINAL
ANDY MCDERMID HOOSIER 01:34.090
PHIL SMITH HOOSIER 01:34.845
JOHN HEINRICY HOOSIER 01:34.373
DAN RICHARDSON HOOSIER 01:36.254
BRIAN HIMES HOOSIER 01:37.183
EP E PRODUCTION FINAL
MATT REYNOLDS HOOSIER 01:34.468
JOE MOSER HOOSIER 01:34.618
GREG IRA GOODYEAR 01:34.951
JASON ALBRIGHT HOOSIER 01:37.240
STEVE SMYCZEK HOOSIER 01:38.045
F5 FORMULA 500 FINAL
STEVE THOMPSON HOOSIER 01:29.853
BRIAN BROTHERS HOOSIER 01:33.584
TOM DIEHM HOOSIER 01:30.944
JEREMY SWANK HOOSIER 01:34.585
JOHN ANNUNZIATA HOOSIER 01:34.329
FA FORMULA ATLANTIC FINAL
RYAN NORMAN HOOSIER 01:19.009
KEITH GRANT HOOSIER 01:19.432
SPENCER BROCKMAN HOOSIER 01:23.707
BRIAN NOVAK HOOSIER 01:23.313
DWIGHT RIDER HOOSIER 01:23.344
FB FORMULA 1000 FINAL
KEVIN ROGGENBUCK HOOSIER 01:21.140
JEREMY HILL HOOSIER 01:21.015 TRACK RECORD
NICHO VARDIS HOOSIER 01:21.685
JOHN LABRIE HOOSIER 01:23.533
JOEL HAAS HOOSIER 01:22.781
FC FORMUAL CONTINENTAL FINAL
JOHN LARUE HOOSIER 01:22.223
NIGEL SAURINO HOOSIER 01:22.049 TRACK RECORD
JOSH SAURINO HOOSIER 01:22.367
DAN WEYLS AVON 01:25.095
DOUG ROCCO HOOSIER 01:27.077
FE* FORMULA ENTERPRISE FINAL
SCOTT RETTICH AMERICAN 01:30.924
HANNA ZELLERS AMERICAN 01:30.563
PAUL SCHNEIDER AMERICAN 01:30.788
JUSTIN HOFFMAN AMERICAN 01:32.261
DEAN OPPERMANN AMERICAN 01:32.708
FF* FORMULA F FINAL
NEIL VERHAGEN HOOSIER 01:30.133 TRACK RECORD
HANS SAURINO HOOSIER 01:30.932
DAVID LIVINGSTON  HOOSIER 01:31.253
RUSS RUEDISUELI HOOSIER 01:31.680
SCOTT RUBENZER HOOSIER 01:32.030
FM* FORMULA MAZDA FINAL
MATT MACHIKO GOODYEAR 01:28.118
JOHN ENTWISTLE GOODYEAR 01:29.444
BRADLEY YAKE GOODYEAR 01:29.562
WILLIAM SNYDER GOODYEAR 01:32.033
NICHOLAS MALONE GOODYEAR 01:32.654
FP F PRODUCTION FINAL
JOHN WALKER HOOSIER 01:36.399
ERIC PRILL HOOSIER 01:36.756
CHARLES CAMPBELL HOOSIER 01:36.576
KEVIN RUCK HOOSIER 01:36.681
PETER MORTON HOOSIER 01:36.525
FV FORMUAL VEE FINAL
MIKE VARACINS HOOSIER 01:38.382
FLINN LAZIER HOOSIER 01:38.066 TRACK RECORD
GARY BLANARIK HOOSIER 01:38.771
ANDREW WHITSTON HOOSIER 01:38.778
ROGER SEIBENALER HOOSIER 01:39.009
GT1 GRAND TOURING 1 FINAL
CLIFF EBBEN GOODYEAR 01:22.939
MIKE LEWIS GOODYEAR 01:22.866 TRACK RECORD
DAVE RUEHLOW GOODYEAR 01:24.126
RYAN MCMANUS GOODYEAR 01:24.452
TODD PETERSON GOODYEAR 01:24.919
GT2 GRAND TOURING 2 FINAL
TRENT HINDMAN HOOSIER 01:26.852
ANDREW AQUILANTE HOOSIER 01:26.847 TRACK RECORD
SCOTTY WHITE BFG 01:28.460
TAZ HARVEY HOOSIER 01:28.295
DYLAN DOHERTY PIRELLI 01:28.625
GT3 GRAND TOURING 3 FINAL
STACEY WILSON HOOSIER 01:32.661
PAUL YOUNG HOOSIER 01:33.455
JOE KRISTENSEN HOOSIER 01:31.107 TRACK RECORD
GEORGE CICHON HOOSIER 01:33.920
JIM ASHE HOOSIER 01:34.754
GTL GRAND TOURING LITE FINAL
PETER SHADOWEN GOODYEAR 01:36.102
KYLE DISQUE HOOSIER 01:35.912 TRACK RECORD
CHRIS BOVIS GOODYEAR 01:36.184
MIKE KAMILIAN HOOSIER 01:35.946
TROY ERMISH HOOSIER 01:37.286
HP H PRODUCTION FINAL
BRIAN LINN HOOSIER 01:40.609
JASON ISLEY HOOSIER 01:40.442
RON BARTELL HOOSIER 01:40.425 TRACK RECORD
VESA SILEGREN HOOSIER 01:40.626
DAN MELLER HOOSIER 01:40.626
P1 SPORTS RACER 1 FINAL
JAMES DAVENPORT AVON 01:20.016
KIRK KINDSFATER HOOSIER 01:20.963
JIM HALLMAN HOOSIER 01:21.178
NARIS NILUBOL HOOSIER 01:21.564
JASON MILLER HOOSIER 01:21.349
P2 SPORTS RACER 2
JEFF SHAFER HOOSIER 01:20.904 TRACK RECORD
SHERMAN CHAO HOOSIER 01:23.102
GREG GYANN HOOSIER 01:22.890
JAKE THEILMANN HOOSIER 01:22.355
ARMEN MEGREGIAN HOOSIER 01:25.329
SM* SPEC MIATA FINAL
JUSTIN HILLE HOOSIER 01:40.922
MIKE CARTER HOOSIER 01:40.764 TRACK RECORD
ELIVAN GOULART HOOSIER 01:41.006
JIM DRAGO HOOSIER 01:40.853
ALEX BOLANOS HOOSIER 01:41.016
SRF3* SPEC RACER FORD FINAL
CLIFF WHITE HOOSIER 01:34.947 TRACK RECORD
JOHN BLACK HOOSIER 01:35.128
BOBBY SAK HOOSIER 01:35.193
TORDY ACKER HOOSIER 01:35.231
TRAY AYRES HOOSIER 01:35.086
SRF* SPEC RACER FORD FINAL
TODD HARRIS HOOSIER 01:37.621 TRACK RECORD
MIKE MISERENDINO HOOSIER 01:37.933
SCOTT RETTICH HOOSIER 01:37.756
MATT HARPER HOOSIER 01:38.174
BYRON MEAD HOOSIER 01:38.198
BSPEC BSPEC FINAL
DAVID DAUGHTERY HOOSIER 01:47.042
CHI HO BFG 01:47.566
JOHN HEINRICY HOOSIER 01:46.930 TRACK RECORD
DARREN SELTZER BFG 01:47.768
ROB PIEKARCZYK HOOSIER 01:48.923
STL SUPER TOURING LITE FINAL
KEVIN BOEHM BFG 01:36.625 TRACK RECORD
ERIC KUTIL BFG 01:36.915
CLIFF IRA HOOSIER 01:37.219
NICK LEVERONE HOOSIER 01:37.287
GARRETT DUNN HOOSIER 01:37.141
STU SUPER TOURING UNDER FINAL
JOE MOSER HOOSIER 01:35.031
CAMERON MAUGERI HOOSIER 01:34.597 TRACK RECORD
OSCAR JACKSON BFG 01:35.384
DAVID BRAND HOOSIER 01:35.589
CHARLES TOBEL HOOSIER 01:36.428
T1 TOURING 1 FINAL
ROSS MURRAY HOOSIER 01:29.309 TRACK RECORD
JOHN M BUTTERMORE HOOSIER 01:30.088
PRATT COLE HOOSIER 01:30.799
KRIS OLSEN HOOSIER 01:30.399
SCOTTY WHITE BFG 01:30.099
T2 TOURING 2 FINAL
KURT REZZETANO HOOSIER 01:33.065
MARK BODEN HOOSIER 01:32.930
MIKE LAVIGNE HOOSIER 01:34.165
TIM KEZMAN HOOSIER 01:33.882
PRESTON CALVERT HOOSIER 01:34.149
T3 TOURING 3 FINAL
DEREK KULACH BFG 01:37.428
CHAD GILSINGER BFG 01:37.529
LANSING STOUT HOOSIER 01:37.721
CHARLES HURLEY HOOSIER 01:37.530
BOB SCHADER HOOSIER 01:37.371 TRACK RECORD
T4 TOURING 4 FINAL
OSCAR JACKSON BFG 01:40.397 TRACK RECORD
JIM DRAGO HOOSIER 01:40.561
RYAN KOWALEWSKI HOOSIER 01:41.178
KEVIN FANDOZZI HOOSIER 01:41.132
JARED LENDRUM HOOSIER 01:41.241
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