Indianapolis' Mid-America Speedway hosted their 'Night Before the Indy Mile' event on August 17, 2012 and one of the racers that took advantage of Mid-America's great short track venue was 7-Time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr. The Prince of Peoria and the #2 man on the winningest-rider list in AMA Grand National Championship racing history was on-hand to further develop the GoldenTyre flat track rubber that he had been tasked with testing in the States for the European entity.
Carr made the rounds this last season while testing for the Italian company, hitting up several racing venues across the map in order to help test and evaluate what could possibly become at the time a new option for flat track racing rubber.
Today that option became a reality as Chris and GoldenTyreUSA have announced their partership with Steve Nace Racing, one of the best of the best of the AMA Pro Flat Track Blue Crew folks and who also runs the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series. GoldenTyreUSA will now be the official spec tire and added sponsor for what is considered the second-tier series on the U.S. flat track scene behind the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship.
In a move that will see rumoured prices $35-50 less per set for 'DT-II'-equivalent race rubber (Goodyear DT-II rubber currently runs around $190/tire), GoldenTyreUSA and Carr will collaborate to supply tires to the Steve Nace Racing series and also help to establish continency funds for amateur racers, while helping to increase the points fund for the pros in the process.
Carr is shown in the above shot tightening things up after mounting up a new 'DT-II'-spec flat track rear tire at the Mid-America event on his #4 DFW Honda/GoldenTyre-sponsored Honda CRF450R.
You can read the full press release below and we'll be looking forward to seeing GoldenTyre at the All-Star races next season. Once the schedule is released for the 2013 Steve Nace Racing AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series by GoldenTyre you can find that at Steve's official site as listed below.
Press release courtesy of Chris Carr Racing/CC4, LLC & GoldenTyre USA
November 29, 2012
The 2013 AMA All Star National Flat Track Series gains support from European tire manufacturer GoldenTyre through US importer, CC4 LLC. This agreement will insure competitors with great tires at more reasonable prices, with contingency money opportunities for amateur competitors, and an increase in the points fund for professional racers at all 2013 AMA All Star National Flat Track Series rounds. GoldenTyre will also assist the Series with unique and engaging marketing strategies while introducing their brand to the American market.
GoldenTyre is officially the Spec Tire for the 2013 AMA All Star National Flat Track Series in the amateur and professional classes utilizing 19" wheels. The new CC5 and CC4 tires were inspired through rigorous testing by Chris Carr, 7-Time AMA Grand National Champion. Competitors wishing to pre-order their tires can contact Chris Carr, owner of CC4,LLC, at (610) 888-3518 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.
Chris Carr, CC4 LLC: "I can think of no better place than the AMA All Star National Flat Track Series to introduce the GoldenTyre Brand of flat track tires to the amateur and pro flat track market. Steve Nace and his crew have done more to promote amateur flat track racing than any single organization in recent memory. I look forward to providing additions to the pro points fund as well as contingency programs for the amateurs in what has become a great series of races".
Marco Cavallini, Goldentyre President: " We are extremely excited to start this collaboration with Steve Nace and Chris Carr. We believe that Flat Track is the root of American Motorcycle Racing and we are happy to be able to work with the All Star Flat Track Series and Chris Carr to bring innovation and a fresh push to this discipline."
Steve Nace, All Star Series President: "We believe this collaboration will be positive for the sport of flat track. We are excited to bring a new, affordable product to the racers. GoldenTyre & CC4 LLC have put forth great effort in the design & development of their competition tires. We are thankful for the opportunity to introduce both the professional and amateur competitors of American flat track racing to this new competitive tire through the AMA All Star National Flat Track Series by GoldenTyre. Not only will this initially double the professional points fund, it will also give the amateur racers a chance to earn tires through a contingency program."
For more info on GoldenTyre and the All-Star Flat Track Series check out www.goldentyreusa.com and www.stevenaceracing.com