Goodyear Returns to CORR Off-Road Competition
Indianapolis, Ind. (April 20, 2005)--The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is continuing its longtime participation in off-road competition with sponsorship in the Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) series during the 2005 season. As an associate sponsor in the CORR Series, Goodyear will supply tires to several competing teams.
CORR combines close, fender-to-fender racing on a course designed to allow the fan in the stands to see all the action on the track, while allowing television viewers at home to live vicariously through their favorite driver. The Speed Channel network, reaching 63 million households, is the television home of CORR, covering 84 hours of racing action from the Lucas Oil Pro and Sportsman Series.
Drivers, sponsors, and fans are drawn to the unique style of racing. Current NASCAR racers Brendan Gaughan and Jimmie Johnson began their racing careers competing in the CORR series. In 2004, 167 drivers (47 Pro and 120 Sportsman), representing 20 states and Canada, competed in the series.
"Goodyear has experienced great past success in all forms of off-road racing, including the CORR series, and we have been able to showcase our tires on various off-road trucks that have captured the checkered flag," said Steve Miller, Goodyear marketing and promotions manager. "This year, we'll be featuring the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R product line in competition."
The 2005 CORR season begins May 21-22 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. For more information on Goodyear tires, visit www.goodyeartires.com.