TOPEKA, Kan. — The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has designated Hoosier Racing Tire as the exclusive race tire supplier for its Formula Vee class for the 2019-21 seasons for all club events.
Prior to this, the SCCA maintained an open tire competition policy for this class, with the proviso that ungrooved radial race tires were not allowed. The SCCA said it decided to proscribe a spec tire for this class "in an effort to curb racing expenses, create driver parity and promote the cost effectiveness of the class to help foster future growth."
Beginning immediately, Hoosier's FVS C4000 tire will be the "spec" rubber required for FV competition in dry conditions. In 2020, a spec Hoosier rain tire will also become mandatory.
The new spec compound — which shares similar design criteria with Hoosier's R7 compound — was formulated to meet the elevated durability and consistency requirements of all Formula Vee competitors nationwide.
The new FVS is known for its consistency over several heat cycles in race conditions, Hoosier said, and the construction has been enhanced to provide more stability and grip — helping to offset the reduced traction in the compound.
The Formula Vee racer is a single-seat, open-wheel chassis powered by a standard Volkswagen 1200 series Type 1 engine (1.2-liter, air-cooled, 4-cylinder horizontally opposed piston layout).
The spec tire ruling applies to all SCCA road-racing events — regional, U.S. Majors Tour and Hoosier Super Tour events, as well as the National Championship Runoffs.