BOISE, ID – April 16, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Shinko Tire USA is proud to announce a partnership with Rickey Gadson and the Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School for the 2013 race season. With this new agreement, Shinko will be the exclusive tire brand used on Rickey’s race bikes along with all motorcycles used for the Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School.
“I can’t be more excited about kicking off the 2013 season with Shinko tires!” stated Gadson. “Having their “Hook Up” tire on my turbo ZX14R tells me I have a winning combination already. Getting the horsepower to the ground won’t be a problem with the help of the Shinko “Hook Up” tires because they are created for drag racing. After testing, I can really see the difference that Shinko can make.”
Shinko Tires USA representative Scott Casper is also excited about the new partnership with Gadson: “Shinko Tire is proud to be the official tire brand for Rickey this season. With his professional attitude and drive to win, we are confident that there will be many round wins and championships this season.”
Look for Rickey at all MIROCK and Manufactures Cup races this season.
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For more information about Shinko Tires, visit: www.shinkotireusa.com
For information about the Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School, visit: www.RickeyGadsonDragRacingSchool.com
About Shinko Tire
In the United States Shinko Tires are imported by Western Power Sports, Inc. (WPS), with corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. With a strong foothold on the power sports market, and with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; and Memphis, Tennessee, Shinko Tires USA-in conjunction with WPS-is proud to bring you the Shinko line of Sportbike, Cruiser, Scooter, Off road, and Dual sport tires.
On going testing in the USA and R & D at Shinko Tire’s factory means a continuous path of exciting tires to meet the need of today’s riders. Shinko Tires and WPS are here to serve your needs.
Established in 1946, the Shinko Group began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes in Osaka, Japan that today has become a burgeoning manufacture of rubber products.
In 1998 the Shinko Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co., and began production of these products under the Shinko Tire brand. With manufacturing based in South Korea and design based in Japan, the company has seamlessly combined Japanese engineering and design principles with South Korean production and quality control standards. Today Shinko Tires produces approximately 200,000 motorcycle tires per month.
Boise, Idaho based Western Power Sports (WPS) was incorporated in 1960 and distributes over 85,000 products; including offroad and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft parts and accessories to thousands of dealers nationwide. WPS is currently the fastest growing nation-wide delivery system of powersports industry products and delivers these products through its regional warehouse network, with locations in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and Ashley, Indiana.