Cooper Tires Named Official Tire of the Indy Light Series
August 23, 2013
Cooper Tires has been named the Official Tyre of the new Indy Lights Series in a five-year agreement. The deal was brokered by Andersen Promotions, ailment who will license and operate the Series.
Cooper Tires also has partnerships with the USF2000 Championship and the Pro Mazda Championship, ed both of which are run by Andersen Promotions.
The car used in the Indy Lights Series will be updated for 2014, doctor before a brand new car will debut in 2015. The new tire component to be used promises to offer greater parity between racers.
Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions, said: “I couldn’t be more pleased and proud to announce that Cooper Tires will be the Official Tyre of Indy Lights.
“Cooper has been a terrific partner of both USF2000 and Pro Mazda and to carry that relationship into Indy Lights gives us a fantastic foundation to build upon. It is rare in today’s motorsports climate to have the luxury of a long-term partnership, and for Cooper Tires to step up its commitment across all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy is just phenomenal. I can’t thank Chris Pantani and everyone at Cooper Tires enough. Their commitment to the future talent in our sport is unprecedented.
“Tony Cotman, our project manager, and I reviewed numerous proposals from other tire manufacturers and were delighted to see so much interest, but Cooper Tires ticked all the boxes. We wanted a partner that would provide a great product with substantial cost savings for teams and, while the final cost is yet to be determined, the Cooper Tires Indy Lights tires will cost the teams significantly less than their current tire prices. Equally important, we wanted a partner that would actively promote and support the series, and our partnership comes with substantial support from Cooper Tires in event activation, series media and promotional efforts.”