Hankook Tire sponsors amateur racing competition

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Hankook Tire America Corp. is the official tire sponsor of Chevrolet's "Rev It Up 2007: Where Drivers Come to Play." The company will provide more than 500 of its Ventus brand high performance tires for five different Chevrolet models.

Rev It Up 2007 will give amateur racers the opportunity to compete with experienced professionals in a challenge across six cities nationwide. Challengers will compete against driving instructors from a sampling of professional racers, including ALMS, open-wheel, NASCAR and SCCA competitors.

"Through this driving experience, Hankook Tire has the opportunity to reach 16,000-plus automotive enthusiasts at one time," says Bill Bainbridge, Hankook's director of brand communication. "Not only will competitors be able to experience the vehicle's performance, but our tire's handling and ride characteristics as well."

The high performance tires Hankook will provide are as follows:

* Ventus S1evo K107,

* Ventus V4ES H105,

* Ventus AS RH07, and

* Ventus R-S2 Z212.

The five Chevy models are the Impala SS, Cobalt SS Supercharged, TrailBlazer SS, Silverado Pickup and Equinox Sport.

For more information on the tour, visit For more information on Hankook, visit

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