New Hoosier Spec Tire for Formula Vee Starting in 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 3, 2019) -- Sports Car Club of America® (SCCA) has announced that Hoosier Racing Tire will become the exclusive tire supplier from 2019 to 2021 for the SCCA® Road Racing Formula Vee® (FV) class at all Regional, U.S. Majors Tour® and Hoosier Super Tour events, as well as the National Championship Runoffs®.

Beginning immediately for the 2019 racing season, Hoosier’s FVS C4000 tire will be the “spec” rubber required for FV competition in dry conditions. In 2020, a spec Hoosier rain tire will also become mandatory.

According to Hoosier, the new spec compound was specially formulated to meet the elevated durability and consistency requirements of all Formula Vee competitors nationwide.  The tires were developed in an effort to curb racing expenses, create driver parity, and promote the cost effectiveness of the class to help foster future growth.

The new FVS compound shares similar design criteria to Hoosier’s popular R7 compound, which is well known for its consistency over several heat cycles in grueling track conditions. The construction has also been enhanced to provide more stability and grip – helping to offset the reduced traction in the compound.

The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.

Photo Credit: Jay Bonvouloir

Comments
Blake Tatum

Thanks SCCA,

Now that I bought two sets of the old compound they are worthless! A transition period would have made a lot more sense. This is an example of fixing something that was not broken.

 

Blake Tatum

Andres Serrano

REALLY?  Have you counted how many entries per National FV is down to?  Just sayin'