MX-5 Cup: Kumho named series partner

Kumho Tires Named Official Tire of Mazda MX-5 Cup Through 2008 TOPEKA, Kan. (April 17, 2007) -- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. and Kumho Tires announced today a multi-year agreement that makes Kumho the Official Tire of the SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS ...

Kumho Tires Named Official Tire of Mazda MX-5 Cup Through 2008

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 17, 2007) -- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. and Kumho Tires announced today a multi-year agreement that makes Kumho the Official Tire of the SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup through the 2008 season.

Beginning with the Grand Prix of Houston, April 20-22, each MX-5 Cup car will be outfitted with Kumho's Victoracer V700 DOT-approved racing tire.

"We're excited to begin this new relationship with Kumho Tires," SCCA Pro Racing President Robert Wildberger said. "Kumho has a rich history in SCCA Club Racing competition and an excellent relationship with Mazda. We look forward to having them on board as a long-term partner in this exciting, growing series."

"Grassroots motorsports are important to us because they provide an opportunity to prove our products on the track," Kumho Tire U.S.A. Motorsports Manager Rudy Consolacion said. "But motorsports are also about enthusiasm and emotion, and all of us at Kumho are passionate about motorsports. We've got great relationships with Mazda and SCCA because they share that same passion. We welcome this opportunity to get involved with the MX-5 Cup series because it provides an opportunity for grassroots racers to pursue their passion and prove themselves on the track."

With the announcement, SCCA Pro Racing unveiled the new series logo.

The 2007 SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup features eight rounds at some of North America's top road racing venues, including the Grand Prix of Houston, Road Atlanta, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Portland International Raceway, the Grand Prix of Cleveland, Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres and Miller Motorsports Park.

-credit: scca pro racing

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