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Dunlop Seeks Entrants for Drivers Cup

(Akron/Tire Review) Goodyear’s Dunlop unit is looking for 12 amateur entrants to represent the U.S. in its 2006 Dunlop Drivers Cup program.

The Dunlop Drivers Cup includes off-road, motocross, all-terrain vehicle and on-track competitions. Entrants will compete in a qualifying event to represent the U.S. in the international competition. Duynlop said it looking for the “complete driver,” not the fastest.

Interested enthusiasts must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and apply by July 15 at www.dunloptires.com/driverscup.

Janice Consolacion, brand planning manager for Dunlop, said tire retailers and automotive media also will be added to the mix for the first time. Four additional seats are available for tire retailers who want to test their driving skills at the U.S. Regionals competition at Virginia International Raceway in September.

Two-person teams will be formed to represent the U.S. and compete with amateur drivers from around the world. The World Finals will be held in Europe early next year.

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