About Hankooktire

Overview

Overview

Hankook Tire is an active participant in major Motorsports events. Our winning motorsports track record proves the quality of our products.

Hankook Tire remains at the forefront of cutting-edge track & race tire development by combining state-of-the-art computational designs with the latest materials, all of which are produced in our highly sophisticated tire manufacturing methods & plants. Hankook Tire strives, everyday, to be recognized around the globe as one of the best tire manufacturers in the world.

Our racing tires first were produced and introduced in the US in 2003, with the introduction of the Ventus RSS Z211 R-Compound racing tire. From then on, the Hankook Ventus RSS Z211 has set a strong standard, state-side. Since this introduction, Hankook Tire's involvement and investment in motorsports has steadily increased, bringing with this investment podium placing and 1st place wins. The track records prove it.

Since the RSS Z211, we've introduced R-s2 Z212 and the (newest) R-s3 Z222. All of our track/street UHP tires have a common pedigree in high technology engineering, which has a deep heritage with our venerable R-rated semi slick DOT approved tire (the Z214) which has recently been the dominant compound for enthusiasts and pros.
As Hankook Tire expands and increases to display and demonstrate the benefits to our customers, the focus still remains on developing better technologies and better performances, on the track and off. Hankook Tires has introduced top of the line achieving Ultra High Performance and track ready tires, here in America.
As Hankook Tire heads deep into the next decade, we are very proud to offer such complete line of tires for our fans and customers to enjoy- helping them to excel at whatever racing endeavor they may pursue.

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Time Attack


The Fastest Time Attack Car in The World


Time Attack



Hankook Tire USA Time Attack
Since 2006, Hankook has been accomplishing track records and podiums in the sport of time attack. The US success has been a long journey, however, bearing much fruit with many positive relationships. It is certainly a grassroots racing movement that had been over-looked, but we at Hankook had seen the positives and benefits in injecting investment into engaging with the sport.

Our time attack campaigns had been in correlation with our compound development of the DOT-R Z214 tire pattern. Throughout the past seasons, the Z214 compound make up had been fantastically durable. This durability had allowed us to tackle, not only time attack, but autocross events throughout the US- each bearing success. This toughness and compound speed has also allowed our drivers and customers to compete at the highest levels.

In 2010, Hankook Tire America continues its venture within the time attack racing realm, strengthening bonds, and participating in our top time attack venues. We’re proud to be a part of the racing passion that our drivers and owners profess and demonstrate in and out of the racing community.
Super Lap Battle
In 2010, we had the privilege to break a 3 year track record at Buttonwillow Speedway, held prior by the HKS vehicle, driven then by NOB, Nobuteru Taniguchi. Since then, Hankook Tire and its sponsored team partners have held on to 5 of the Top 10 fastest track record in Super Lap Battle.

We're very proud to work with all of our teams and proud of being involved with such teams.
PlaceTeamDriverClass CarFastest TimesDate
1st Sierra Sierra Enterprises David Empringham UAWD 2004 Mitsubishi Evo 8 1:41.046 11/10/2010
5th GST Motorsports Jeff Westphal UAWD 1996 Subaru Impreza L 1:44.586 11/10/2010
6th Sierra Sierra Enterprises David Empringham UAWD 2004 Mitsubishi Evo 8 1:45.061 11/11/2010
8th Crawford Performance Tarzan Yamada UAWD 2009 Subaru STI 1:45.552 11/11/2010
10th C-West / BC Tyler McQuarrie UFR 2000 Honda S2000 1:46.893 11/12/2010


Other Records
TeamDriverClass CarFastest TimesDate
World Racing Chris Rado UFWD 2009 Scion tC 1:49.703 2009
Team Tarzan-Cusco/Tomei Eiji "Tarzan" Yamada UAWD Subaru Impreza WRX 1:44.372 2008
JIC Magic USA Paul Brown URWD Porsche GT2 1:47.868 2007
Redline Time Attack
YearTeam/CarDriverTime
2010 Mitsubishi EVO8 / Sierra Sierra Enterprises David Empringham 1:43.436
(Breaks HKS world record time)
(1st All Time Overall)
(1st Overall- Buttonwillow)
2008 Honda S2000 / CWest BC Tyler McQuarrie 2008 Overall Champion
2008 Honda S2000 / CWest BC Tyler McQuarrie 1:35.3
(1st All Time Overall)
(1st Overall- Miller Park)
2008 Honda S2000 / CWest BC Tyler McQuarrie 1:23.5
(1st All Time Overall)
(1st Overall-Willow Springs)
2008 Honda S2000 / CWest BC Tyler McQuarrie 1:48.829
(1st Overall- Buttonwillow)
2008 Honda S2000 / CWest BC Tyler McQuarrie 1:41.6
(1st Overall- VIR)
2010 Sponsored Teams

Team

Sierra Sierra Enterprises
Chief Richard Raeder
Class Unlimited / Super Modified
Events World Time Attack Challenge (AU)
Redline Time Attack (USA)
Super Lap Battle (USA)
Driver / Vehicle EVO8 / David Empringham      

Team

GST Motorsports
Chief Michael Warfield
Class Unlimited / Super Modified
Main Events Redline Time Attack (USA)
Super Lap Battle (USA)
Driver / Vehicle STi / Gary Sheehan                 

Team

Russell Warr Racing
Chief Russell Warr
Class Unlimited / Modified
Main Events Redline Time Attack (USA)
Super Lap Battle (USA)
Driver / Vehicle WRX / Russell Warr                

Team

N1 Concepts
Chief Tom Tang
Class Unlimited / Super Modified
Main Events Redline Time Attack (USA)
Super Lap Battle (USA)
Driver / Vehicle S2000 / Andrie Hartanto         

Team

AE Performance
Chief Paul Dentice / Rich Taylor
Class Street / Modified / Enthusiast
Main Events Redline Time Attack (USA)
Super Lap Battle (USA)
Driver / Vehicle BMW M3 / Paul Walker            
BMW 370Z / Paul Dentice        
BMW 335i / Rich Taylor           
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