December brought the annual deadline to claim any leftover contingencies from Hoosier. The Hoosier/NASA contingency started in 2009 and has been insanely popular in the non-spec classes including TT where the #929 Evo participates. And luckily another successful year left us with some tires to claim last month!
Now the downside of claiming tires in December is the fact that the 2012 rules were not out yet. And as rules can change, you never know if you'll be able to run the same setup or be forced to change something because of a rules up. Or one could choose to change tire setups altogether! Along with that, one of the downsides to an AWD car is that all 4 tires need to be the same size and on the same rim - meaning you can't mix-n-match! So the moral here is order carefully and thoughtfully.
Well, without giving away any 2012 plans, here's a pic of the basement stockpile. Including corded, used, unused testfit samples and last months final contingency claims, I am now in possession of 25 Hoosiers! There's also a stock of corded tires in the garage and some good/bad ones still mounted on the Evo.