Lites: Feinberg partners with Hankook Tire

FEINBERG NAMED FACTORY IMSA LITES DRIVER BY HANKOOK TIRE USA WAYNE, N.J. (March 4, 2008) - Hankook Tire America Corp. and Joel Feinberg of Primetime Race Group have reached an agreement for Hankook to be a sponsor and the exclusive tire supplier...

FEINBERG NAMED FACTORY IMSA LITES DRIVER BY HANKOOK TIRE USA

WAYNE, N.J. (March 4, 2008) - Hankook Tire America Corp. and Joel Feinberg of Primetime Race Group have reached an agreement for Hankook to be a sponsor and the exclusive tire supplier for Feinberg's championship effort in the L1 Class of the 2008 IMSA LITES.

"I'm honored that Hankook has chosen me out of what has become a tremendous field of drivers. My team and I have worked very hard over the last two years to develop a racing program that delivers winning results. There's simply no room for second best. For us to secure a partnership with a major brand like Hankook reaffirms our status as the team to beat."

"It was a difficult decision to choose Joel out of so many talented drivers. His perseverance and aggressiveness to ensure that we selected him as the driver to represent Hankook and the Ventus F200 C91 tire, made us feel very confident and comfortable that he has all the winning qualities to get on the podium," stated Jeff Koehler, Hankook Tire Motorsports Marketing Manager.

Feinberg is the team owner of Primetime Race Group which, in addition to a multiple car effort in IMSA Lites, also campaigns a Dodge Viper in the GT2 class of the American LeMans Series. Feinberg's success over the last two seasons in IMSA Lites has landed him multiple podium finishes as well as being named as the official test driver for Elan Motorsport Technologies' DP-02 tunnel floor system.

The IMSA Lites Championship was developed to support the American Le Mans series - the premium brand of motorsports in North America. The series features global race car constructors Elan Motorsport Technologies, West Race Cars and Van Diemen Motorsports. The series offers racers from around the world the opportunity to compete at historic racing venues like Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Primetime Race Group's # 7 ELAN DP-02 will begin the season with Hankook Tires on March 13th at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Fla. For more information, please visit Primetime's web site at www.primetimeracegroup.com About Hankook Tire USA.

Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. is a technology- focused, market-driven company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires to more than 400 independent dealers through 3000+ retail sales locations in the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit Hankook Tire's web site at: www.hankooktireusa.com

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