Margay Racing Announces New Distribution Agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire
New agreement brings together two long-standing leaders in the racing and karting industries, both committed to advancing the sport of kart racing
Margay Racing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of racing karts and accessories, announces a new distribution agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire.
As part of the agreement, Margay Racing has become the sole U.S. & Canadian karting distributor for Indiana-based Hoosier Racing Tire, the largest race tire manufacturer in the world and a company solely committed to racing tires.
Beginning in January, 2019, Margay will offer Hoosier Racing kart tires through both the company’s existing dealer network and new dealers at www.hoosierkartsport.com, providing improved product access to the comprehensive range of Hoosier kart tires. Additionally, Hoosier will develop a new tire for applications where longevity is paramount, including the Margay Ignite program.
“As part of our commitment to providing customers with the best products and value, our long-term partnership with Hoosier Racing Tire will allow us to supply kart owners with a high-quality karting tire that is made in the United States,” said Keith Freber, president of Margay Racing. “Hoosier is focused solely on racing tires and their investment in the karting industry will benefit our customers, as the company is dedicated to designing and developing tires specifically for the U.S. karting market.”
Both Margay Racing and Hoosier Racing Tire have been industry leaders for over 50 years and are dedicated to growing motorsports from the grassroots level upward. The companies share similar backgrounds, both started humbly by racing enthusiasts with a passion for the sport and a commitment to making competitive products that are accessible to a wide range of racers.
“We are excited to be working with the Margay team and see Hoosier Racing Tires more widely accessible to kart racers,” said John DeSalle, president of Hoosier Racing Tire. “There are many synergies between our two companies, and we look forward to working with Margay to bring the best kart racing tires to the sport.”
About Margay Racing:
Based in Saint Louis, MO, Margay Racing is the most successful sprint kart manufacturer in the United States, supporting drivers in all divisions of karting and producing winning karts for countless local, regional, and national champions. Now in its 54th year, Margay is owned by third-generation family member, Keith Freber. More information on Margay can be found at www.margay.com.
About Hoosier Racing Tires:
Hoosier Racing Tire is headquartered in Indiana and owned by Continental Tire. Hoosier is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world, and commonly termed as the ‘tires designed for champions.’ Hoosier has grown to produce over 1,000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; and state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities. The company recently added a high-tech mixing plant, with enough capacity to produce not only for Hoosier Racing Tires, but to have the ability to produce rubber for additional entities as well as a model sales and distribution network. More information on Hoosier Racing Tires can be found at www.hoosiertire.com.