January 14, 2016

For Immediate Release
Denise McMahon
OHPRG Structures New Spec Class Championship Featuring  
LAS VEGAS, January 13, 2016-Organizers HP Rally Group, the newest U.S. performance rally sanctioning body, is pleased to announce its newest rally series, the 2016 Tip Tires Cup Championship, which will be a Spec Class in the Southwest RallyCup Series and with the OHPRG.

 Tip Tires is affiliated with the Tip Tyre Company based in the Czech Republic. Igor Palagin is the official U.S. distributor. Tip Tyre specializes in tires for rally and autocross competition vehicles.

 "TIP TIRES, the US distributor of European TIPTYRE Company, are very pleased to announce involvement in Tip Tires Cup 2016 Championship and be part of it here, in USA. These tires will revolutionize the rally and off road racing experience, providing superior quality at an unparalleled price point. That's our key differentiation, said Igor Palagin, USA distributor of TIP TIRE" 

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Credit to Sebastian Krywult

So here you go with the prices on the rally tires for the participants in the spec class:
15" -$150
14" -$140 

The USA distributor will have low pricing for the non-participants as well....

For competitors in the SWRCS who register for the championship, Palagin has arranged discounted pricing for the competitors. The tires will be revealed at the Tip Tire Meet and Greet on Saturday, November 16th at Aaron Lange's brand new shop opening in Hesperia.  The USA distributor will be there to answer any questions. The guidelines for the championship will be given out there and then uploaded to the brand new Southwest RallyCup series website next week.  You can stop by on Saturday at Aaron's shop for food, drinks and tire showing and if you like to go out on a demonstration; you certainly can do!  The address where the Meet and Greet party is Fleet Works Services Inc., 16187 Yucca St, Hesperia, California. So come on out but do enter on the FB events page to tell Aaron you will be coming to the facility party.

"Competitors will now have an outlet to purchase quality rally tires at a discounted price. Tires can be a major line item in a rally team's budget," said Denise McMahon, OHPRG co-president. "We are proud to be the first rally organization to have negotiated a special offer like this to benefit rallyists."

At the conclusion of the season, the top three overall finishers will receive monetary awards at the year-end awards presentation, with $400 to first place, $350 to second and $300 to third. Each team will also receive a complimentary set of Tip Tires of their choice. But the guidelines stipulate for the championship you will be inspected at each event to have the set of tires on pre-event. All of this information will be in the Championship instructions via the SWRC website very soon after this press release per Denise McMahon.

 Further information on the tires will be available at . Guidelines for the TTCC will be available soon on both the OHPRG website ( ) and the Southwest RallyCup Series website  ( ) as well as on the respective Facebook Pages of Organizers HP Rally Group and Southwest RallyCup Series.
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About U.S. Performance/Stage Rally:   Teams have a driver and co-driver (or navigator) for each car and competitors race in segments called stages on closed public roads, trying to get from the beginning of the stage to the end as fast as they can. Unlike other forms of motorsports, there is no practice allowed and the course is not revealed to the competitors until the co-driver receives the route instructions just prior to the start of the rally. The co-driver then gives the route instructions-often through the use of an intercom, sometimes at speeds in excess of 100 mph-through forest, desert and logging roads throughout the country.
The cars, all street legal to allow driving on public roads between rally stages, are compact and sub-compact cars, both two- and four-wheel-drive, with varying amounts of performance modifications depending on the class in which they are running.
About the Organizers HP Rally Group (OHPRG):   The vision of OHPRG is to make rallying affordable to organizers and competitors while keeping the culture of rallying intact by including the rally community's involvement in the organization.  OHPRG will organize, sanction, and help other rally organizers and rally organizations to conduct stage rallies, time trials, or similar events throughout the U.S.  OHPRG is setting new standards, with the goal of streamlining responsibilities and bringing fresh ideas.  The organization's fundamental values combine elements of safety, fun, competition, and transparent communications.