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CRA and Anderson Speedway Announce Hoosier SPEC Tires for Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks

CRA Will Also Implement Additional Plans to
Reduce the Importance of New Tires

(February 21, 2012) – Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) and Anderson Speedway announced today the spec tires for Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock divisions in 2012. Once again, Motion Motors will serve as the dealer for the track and most of the stops on the CRA series schedule.

The Street Stocks will return to the Hoosier Comanche they have raced on in years past. “We tried finding one tire to fit the needs of the Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks last year, but in the end the Comanche seemed to be the best fit for the Street Stocks,” noted Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson. The Comanche will be plated “CRA” and will be sold by Motion Motors.

For the Late Models Sportsman teams, the Hoosier 970 (plated “CRA”) will be used in 2012. Recognized as one of Hoosier’s most successful tires, the 970 is used by many weekly Outlaw Late Models as well as Open Wheel Modifieds around the country. “This was the tire most requested by teams,” CRA partner R. J. Scott commented, “and we are excited to have the Late Model Sportsman on a tire that is favored by so many people.” The 970 is actually a slightly wider tire as well as having a more consistent compound.

In addition to announcing the tires for the Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks, CRA also announced two procedural changes to lessen the importance of new tires. The first change will be that these divisions will not receive qualifying points in 2012. The second change will be that teams will not be allowed to qualify on “sticker” tires. Tires used in qualifying must have been in a minimum of one practice session prior to qualifying. According CRA Partner Glenn Luckett, “No matter what tire you use, there is nothing like the first 5 laps of a new tire, so eliminating the benefit of a sticker tire and reducing the importance of qualifying by eliminating points earned in qualifying should aid in the reduction of tire costs for the teams in 2012.” These procedural changes do not apply to weekly division racing at Anderson Speedway.

Hoosier will begin production of the CRA plated tires soon, with the racers being able to purchase them from Motion Motors by mid to late March. Tire orders can be placed with Motion Motors at 765-533-4849.

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