TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2007) – Goodyear and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. split the laurels at the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka last week, with Goodyear taking 12 wins and Hoosier 11 at the event some call the Olympics of motorsports.
Between them, Goodyear and Hoosier supplied tires to the winners of 23 of the 25 classes and to 62 of the 75 podium finishers. The other two wins went to drivers using Michelin and Toyo, the latter in the Spec Miata class that uses Toyo tires exclusively.
Other tire brands used by competitors during the week-long event were Avon, Hankook, Kumho and Yokohama. Most of the races run over the final three days of the competition were run in dry conditions, Goodyear said.
Hoosier also chalked up a rewarding weekend in late September at the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo National Championships — also held in Topeka — equipping 20 of the 22 class winners crowned during the three-day event.
The ProSolo event features drivers competing in head-to-head competition on side-by-side, mirror-image autocross courses.
More than 70 percent of the 213 drivers who competed ran on Hoosier racing tires, according to Plymouth, Ind.-based Hoosier Racing Tire.