CORR: Kumho Tire ready to prove off-road reliability

Kumho Tire ready to prove off-road reliability with CORR Avon, Ind. (April 9, 2001)Kumho Tire, U.S.A. agreed to join the Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) EXXON Superflo Series to sponsor the series' Rookie of the Year Award and offer a ...

Kumho Tire ready to prove off-road reliability with CORR

Avon, Ind. (April 9, 2001)Kumho Tire, U.S.A. agreed to join the Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) EXXON Superflo Series to sponsor the series' Rookie of the Year Award and offer a contingency program to reward race winners who compete on Kumho Road Venture MT tires.

Each year, CORR recognizes the top rookies in the Pro and Sportsman divisions. In 2001, the award will officially be named the Kumho Tire Rookie of the Year Award.

Mike Leverington, Director of Marketing for Kumho said, "Kumho Tire is thrilled to go off-road with the talented and dedicated members of CORR. Kumho has a history of off-road and rally racing in other regions of the world. We felt that a long-term agreement with CORR offered the perfect opportunity for us to extend Off-Road Racing into the United States and demonstrate the world class quality of our Road Venture MT tires."

Kumho will also offer trackside support at each event during the 2001 EXXON Superflo Series. Kumho Road Venture MT tires, the company's top-of-the-line off-road tire, will be available for purchase on site. Technicians will also be on hand to offer mounting, balancing, grooving and other services as well.

"Providing quality competition between manufacturers is a key ingredient the CORR EXXON Superflo Series offers. Manufacturers test their products under extreme conditions in a very short period of time. Product development and technological exchange bring our sponsors to the dirt. We welcome Kumho to the CORR family and certainly look forward to this long term relationship," said CORR Marketing Director Jamie Devney.

Kumho tires are now available in 15-inch and 16-inch sizes for all CORR classes, except for the Pro-2 and Pro-4 divisions, and the company has announced that a 17-inch tire will be introduced by mid-season. CORR members who want to purchase Kumho tires before they get to the track can contact their local Kumho dealer or order through Tire Rack. The Dealer Locator feature on Kumho's Web site, www.kumhotireusa.com, will direct customers to their nearest Kumho dealer.

While a popular, proven brand in other parts of the world, Kumho Tire is less known in the United States. However, the last few years have seen steadily increasing sales across the company's full line of light truck, passenger and high performance tires, as customers have been drawn to Kumho's world class quality and value.

Looking at Kumho's chances going into the CORR EXXON Superflo Series, Leverington said, "The Road Venture MT tires that will be competing in the CORR series have already tackled the Paris-Dakar-Cairo Rally and the Tecate/SCORE Baja 2000, along with other off-road series in the U.K. and Australia. These are tough, proven tires, and we are excited to have found a perfect venue, with CORR, to show off what they can do in the U.S."

Rounds 1 and 2 of the CORR EXXON Superflo Series begin May 19-20 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. For more information on the CORR EXXON Superflo Series, visit www.corracing.com.

-CORR-

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