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    The Koni Challenge is no more

    For the umpteenth time in the long history of this series that dates back to the Firehawk series in 1986, the title sponsor is changing to Continental Tires. What? you say - the series has used a spec version of the Hoosier R6 DOT tire for quite a few years now. Well it seems the large German tire manufacturer Continental and the boutique race tire manufacturer from Indiana have recently signed a joint marketing and R&D agreement.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/press...09+PRN20091030

    At least one forum is speculating that the competitors will be using the same Hoosiers in 2010, but they will carry the Continental brand on the sidewall.

    So again, the Koni Challenge is now the Continental Tire Challenge.
    Woody
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    Does that mean people are allowed to run Motons again?
    2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
    2002 BMW M3 - Alpinweiss III/Black
    1999 323i KP/GTS2 - Alpinweiss III (Black Hood, other stuff)
    1990 325is - Brilliantrot/Tan
    1989 325is - Alpinweiss II/Black (S50B32)
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    Dumb... but if it brings more attention and TV time for the series, I'm all for it. I thought the Koni agreement was for a substantial time period? ...and like Nick said, all the emphasis on switching to Koni, and now it may not be required with them out as title sponsor?

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    Wink

    Someone on Bimmerforums posted that the use of Koni dampers is still mandatory. Therefore it must be true.
    Woody
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    I wouldn't be shocked if Koni decided to let Continental buy them out of the full ride sponsorship.
    2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
    2002 BMW M3 - Alpinweiss III/Black
    1999 323i KP/GTS2 - Alpinweiss III (Black Hood, other stuff)
    1990 325is - Brilliantrot/Tan
    1989 325is - Alpinweiss II/Black (S50B32)
    1989 M3 - Alpinweiss II/Black (S62B50 in progress)



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    I think that has already happened: http://www.grand-am.com/

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    Anyways...Does that mean people are allowed to run Motons again?

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