Goodyear Named Official Tire of Trans-Am

Pro Racing03/24/2010

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TOPEKA, Kan. (March 24, 2010) – Goodyear was named the Official Tire of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am Series today in a relationship that will pair the two iconic brands through the 2012 season.

Each car in the 2010 Trans-Am Series will run on Goodyear’s 430 compound tire.

“We know that the 800-horsepower Trans-Am Series cars really put a tire to the test over 90-mile races,” SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO Robert Wildberger said. “Goodyear has proven again and again that it’s a great tire for the Series, and we’re looking forward to reuniting Trans-Am with Goodyear.”

Goodyear has had a long history in Trans-Am, winning races and championships in the Series dating back to the 1960s.

“We’re honored to be the tire supplier to the Trans-Am Series,” said Greg Stucker, Director of Race Tire Sales for Goodyear. “With the series having such a rich history in American motorsports, we’re proud that SCCA Pro Racing has chosen us as its partner.”

The 10-race 2010 Trans-Am Series schedule begins at New Jersey Motorsports Park, May 8 -9. The schedule features six headlining events for the Trans-Am Series, as well as races with the NASCAR Nationwide Series, IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR Camping World Series and the American Le Mans Series.

For more information about the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series, please visit www.sccatrans-am.com.

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About Trans-Am
Pro Racing Trans-Am® Series returns for its 43rd season in 2010. Featuring ground-pounding, 800 horsepower, purpose-built Corvettes, Jaguars and Mustangs today, the series’ past champions include iconic road racing names like Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, Peter Gregg, Scott Pruett, Tommy Kendall and Paul Gentilozzi. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series plans a 10-race schedule in 2010. For more information, please visit www.sccatrans-am.com.

About Goodyear
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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