Let me start by saying that when the Hoosier DT3 was introduced as a right rear tire rule at Putnamville and with MSCS in the early 2000s, I was all for it! Not Anymore! The DT3s that have been produced this season and in 2010 won't run more than one night of competition before they give up. I have seen this first hand and have talked to several other good local racers that confirm this as well. It used to be up until last season you could take a new DT3, groove & sipe it, and run it for at least 5 shows, sometimes more depending on track conditions. You could do this and still be very competitive.
Now we have every track in the state besides Paragon on the DT3 Rule as well as USAC and MSCS. In Ohio, thankfully Waynesfield dropped their tire rule of Hoosier only across the rear and went to an Open Tire Rule and the newly formed Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is also on an Open Tire Rule. The "Road to the Hewitt" Series is the only Non-Wing deal in Ohio on a Tire Rule at this time.
I understand the local Indiana Tracks like the $5000 a year plus for the point fund which normally still doesn’t amount to much and USAC/MSCS have been Hoosier supporters for years especially if you count the USAC pavement races.
This Monopoly needs to STOP or it will eventually run the local working class racer clear out of the picture!
AN OPEN TIRE RULE IS THE WAY TO GO IN THIS TOUGH ECONOMY!
Buy the brand you want to,that makes you competitive, and lasts the longest!
Paragon, Waynesfield, and BOSS have it right! Everyone else needs to take a hard look at how much their local racers now have to spend to be competitive, especially when Hoosier continues to jack up the prices! Local Racers speak up at the Drivers Meetings and tell the promoters what you want and hopefully they will listen!