WAYNE, N.J. Nov. 17, 2009 - For the second year in a row when the smoke cleared from the Super Lap Battle Finals a Hankook driver was on top of the podium with a cold glass of champagne in hand.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 51 well prepared cars took to the track for the Super Lap Battle Finals at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, Calif. Many of the entries came straight from the SEMA Show aiming to finish the year in spectacular fashion.
Sierra Sierra Enterprises had its monster Mitsubishi EVO 8 ready to take on all comers and did just that - posting an event-winning time of 1:45.061, taking the Overall Event and Unlimited AWD titles.
"This win is a testament to the determination of the Sierra Sierra crew, who put their heart and soul into creating a SuperLap car that represents what Sierra Sierra is all about," said champion driver Davis Empringham. "We had the Evo and Hankook gave us the grip!"
"I definitely want to thank Hankook Tire for their support," said Sierra Sierra owner Dennis Kottke. "Hankook Tire has been a key factor in helping us accelerate our program and the Ventus Z214 once again proved to be exactly what we needed."
With the Super Lap Battle Finals victory Hankook Tire has put an exclamation point on another fantastic Time Attack season, proving once again that the Ventus Z214 is the fastest and most consistent DOT R-compound tire available with five of the top 10 all-time fastest lap times in Super Lap Battle history, including two of the top three, all across the RWD, AWD and FWD classes.
All of Hankook's Time Attack drivers race with Hankook's Ventus Z214 DOT R Compound tires, which offer a symmetric tread design and utilize a smooth tread surface with two longitudinal tread grooves for outstanding performance on the circuit in both dry and damp conditions.