Hoosier Racing Tire
The history of Hoosier Tire is one of an American Dream come true for two young, Indiana entrepreneurs who turned a personal vision into a reality.
It all began back in the early 50's when Robert "Bob" Newton, along with his supportive wife Joyce, began a successful racing career on the small asphalt tracks of northern Indiana. Bob, like many of his fellow drivers, was not satisfied with driving on street tires with their limited sizing options and uniformly hard tread compounds. It was during these early days of "eating bologna sandwiches and sleeping on a creeper under his racer" that Bob had a vision to produce his own tires specifically designed for racing.
So, in 1957, Bob and Joyce decided to begin producing their own race tires by re-treading street tires with softer compounds. They began their business in an old abandoned horse barn in South Bend, Indiana, selling their tires to local racers. The "Hoosier" name was chosen for their company to reflect the origin of Bob's racing roots on the short tracks of the Midwest. The company color of purple came from Bob's #4 race car.
From humble beginnings in 1971, Hughes Performance has become distinguished as a leader in the industry. We are proud to give you the race products catalog that represents our latest technology. The Hughes Motorsports race team tests all product and assures you of their quality and durability.
Our race team covers everything from super street to super eliminator. The team continually gives us invaluable information for the research and development of new products that are unparalleled by other manufacturers.
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