HARRISBURG -- Port Royal and Lincoln Speedways have reached an agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire to be the exclusive sprint car tire supplier of both tracks, beginning in 2013.
The five-year deal means that Hoosier-brand tires will be required on all four corners of the 410 sprint cars at both speedways for the duration of the contract.
Promoters at both ovals are satisfied with the decision.
“We talked to the drivers and car owners and tried to make the decision that best pleased the majority of the voices,” said Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal in a statement.
Lincoln Speedway recently hosted tire-testing sessions aimed at helping define the direction that both tracks would take regarding tires for next season.
“A lot of research and effort has been put into making this decision. We do not take making this decision lightly,” sadded Lincoln's Don Leiby in a statement. “I think that this is the best move that we could make to best benefit the competitors that race with us.”
Both tracks intend to utilize the same Hoosier tires for both the 410 sprints and the 358 sprints.
Information used in this story was provided by Port Royal and Lincoln Speedways.