SOLO: Hankook signs partnership with SCCA

SCCA partners with Hankook Tire for Solo Street Touring S Program CENTENNIAL, Colo. (February 26, 2002)--The Sports Car Club of America Inc. announced a partnership today with the Hankook Tire America Corporation to provide sponsorship for the...

SCCA partners with Hankook Tire for Solo Street Touring S Program

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (February 26, 2002)--The Sports Car Club of America Inc. announced a partnership today with the Hankook Tire America Corporation to provide sponsorship for the Street Touring S class at all Tire Rack SCCA Solo II® National Tour events, the Tire Rack SCCA Solo II National Championships and all Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo® events.

Hankook will award prize money for those participants finishing in the top-two at Solo II National Tour and ProSolo events, the ProSolo year-end point standings and Solo II National Championships. If participants choose to race on Hankook tires, the prize money is significantly higher.

"This agreement with Hankook Tire again proves the increasing value of SCCA's Solo programs," said Steve Johnson, SCCA President and CEO. "Hankook recognized the youthful attraction of the Street Touring S class as a way to promote their tires to a sport compact car crowd, and we are delighted that they chose the SCCA as their partner in this marketing effort."

"Hankook Tire is extremely happy to be associated with the membership of the SCCA," said Y.M. Park, Hankook Marketing Manager. "Our involvement with this esteemed organization marks a significant step in introducing our line of high-quality, dependable tires to the racing market.

"In addition to our Solo involvement, we're enthusiastic about working with other categories of SCCA racing and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Hankook will be well represented at Solo and ProSolo events, with a strong signage presence and required Hankook decals on all cars competing in the STS category. In addition, Hankook's website, located at www.hankooktireusa.com, will have a direct link to SCCA's website, www.scca.org.

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Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., with its parent company based in Seoul, Korea, is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. Hankook makes a full range of car and truck tires that are sold in more than 200 countries worldwide and has been perfecting the art of designing and manufacturing tires for 58 years. With new United States headquarters in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America oversees a network of five regional offices located throughout North America with a total of 22 territory managers.

Founded in 1944, the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 63,000-member motorsports organization, which incorporates all facets of autocross, rally, and both club and professional motorsports events. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 109 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events for the Club include the Club Racing Valvoline Runoffs® National Championship races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Solo II Nationals and ProSolo National Series at Topeka, Kansas, the ProRally® Championship and the United States Road Rally Championship, in St. Louis, Mo.

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