Cooper Tire to Host Auto Racing Stars at SEMA
LAS VEGAS -- November 2, 2015: Cooper Tire will host several meet and greet sessions with auto racing stars November 3 through 5 during the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas at the company’s booth, #43019 South Hall. Fans attending the show will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Arie Luyendyk Jr., Doug Mittag, Keegan Kincaid and Luke Johnson from the TORC Off-Road Championship, along with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series driver Tristan Nunez and IndyCar legend Johnny Unser.
The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL (TORC) is where action sports and motorsports collide. The nation’s premier short-course, off-road truck racing series also served as the stage for the launch of Cooper’s new off-road tire, the Discoverer STT Pro. The Discoverer STT Pro was credited as a significant factor in Doug Mittag’s win of this year's PRO Light class, as well as Luke Johnson’s second-place finish. Fans visiting Cooper’s booth will also get a chance to see Doug Mittag’s championship PRO Light truck featuring Discoverer STT Pro tires.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
TORC PRO Light champion Doug Mittag, 10 a.m. to noon
TORC PRO 2 racer Keegan Kincaid, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
TORC PRO 2 racer Arie Luyendyk Jr., 10 a.m. to noon
TORC PRO Light racer Luke Johnson, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
IMSA SportsCar Series
Tristan Nunez is a 20-year-old MAZDA Factory driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. In 2012, Tristan won the Cooper Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda race on a set of Cooper tires. He is an advocate of distracted driving prevention and founded the “Dnt txt n drV” Foundation in 2014. Cooper teamed up with Nunez recently during National Teen Driver Safety Week to amplify his efforts and bring awareness to the need for tire safety and maintenance.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series racer Tristan Nunez, all day during show hours Unser Racing
Johnny Unser, a member of the famed Unser racing family, is a technical consultant to Cooper. Throughout his career, he qualified for the prestigious Indianapolis 500 for five consecutive years and won championships in the American IndyCar series and 12 Hours of Sebring.
Tuesday-Thursday, November 3 through 5, 2015
Racing legend Johnny Unser, all day during show hours For those unable to meet the drivers, Cooper will host live Periscope interviews during SEMA week with all of the racers. One question for each racer will be crowd-sourced via Twitter approximately 24 hours before each interview. Be sure to watch Twitter and Periscope for final interview times and to submit your question!