Posted on May 05, 2008

BFGoodrich® Tires g-Force™ T/A® Racing Tire Serves as Dominant Factor in USAR Hooters Pro Cup Racing

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Four years ago the introduction of a new racing tire left many USAR Hooters Pro Cup teams speculating if the change would prove to be an advantage, or merely just another tire entering the series. However during the 2004 season opening event at USA Int'l Speedway, it only took 21.725 seconds for the BFGoodrich® Tires g-Force T/A® racing tire to post a new track record while setting the stage for a new level of competition. In fact, since its introduction as the official tire for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, the BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tire has dramatically enhanced the quality of racing, improved lap times and shattered 31 track records.

"We put in a lot of long hours developing the BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tire and we are proud that the hard work performed by our designers and engineers has improved quality of racing in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup series," said Doug Brown, brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "This purpose-built racing slick has clearly proven itself in one of racing's premier stock car racing series and we can't wait to see what this season will bring."

The BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tire replaced the older bias-ply tire technology used by another tire manufacturer and BFGoodrich Tires engineers and designers have been working closely with USAR Hooters Pro Cup series officials and teams to ensure that the new tires perform above their expectations at every race event. The results speak for themselves, as previous series champion, Benny Gordon, went 174 laps on his BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tires en route to a victory at the first event of the 2008 USAR Hooters Pro Cup season at USA Int'l Speedway. Michael Ritch then took home a victory at the second event after going 244 laps on his BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tires at South Georgia Motorsports Park and continued his momentum to capture yet another victory by turning 140 laps at Concord Motorsport Park last weekend. These results are impressive considering that many USAR Hooters Pro Cup drivers only pit once to change tires during an average 200-250 lap race (approx. 100 - 125 miles).The extra time saved is made up on the track and competitors are reaping the benefits of the g-Force T/A's superior capabilities.

BFGoodrich Tires supplies USAR Hooters Pro Cup teams with two sizes of BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tires. The right sides of the vehicles are equipped with 27.4 x 10.0 R15 tires and the left sides are equipped with 27.0 x 10.0 R15 size tires. The two sizes are required to provide the appropriate amount of side-to-side "stagger" for fast-paced, short-track racing. In addition, the two sizes have helped teams maximize performance through the corners, while offering improved wear and consistent results during long green-flag runs. Two left-side tread compounds and three right-side tread compounds are offered due to the different types of tracks visited during the racing season.

"We are tremendously excited about the growth the series has seen and the added performance," added Brown. "We are grateful to USAR Hooters Pro Cup for giving us the opportunity to provide teams with highly capable tires to go out there and win in one of the most competitive racing disciplines in the industry."

To further acknowledge the numerous accomplishments of the BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tire in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition, BFGoodrich Tires is launching a series of internet banner advertisements featuring Benny Gordon's No. 66 Samuel Metals Ford. As one of the top drivers in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition, Gordon's car, equipped with BFGoodrich Tires g-Force T/A racing tires will be featured on numerous websites to showcase BFGoodrich Tires' involvement in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition while conveying the message that BFGoodrich tires are the right choice when performance matters most.

About BFGoodrich

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