Folks that are closely involved with the Great Race know its very deep roots, and the many changes it has seen in the past five years. During a tough economical time, Corky Coker, President of the Coker Group bought the assets of the Great Race, with huge plans to revive the event and keep it going strong. He, and his team of employees did just that and had a wildly successful comeback year in 2011. With that, Coker Tire returns as a major sponsor of the 2012 Great Race, and continues to help rally participants keep their vehicles on the road with high quality tires and wheels.
Corky Coker has been a supporter of the Great Race for many years because it encourages collector vehicle enthusiasts to get out and drive their cars! Corky has participated in the Great Race a number of times, and continues to enjoy the event, even with the additional stress of actually owning it. If you join us for the Great Race, you’ll certainly see Corky, and get a feel for his true passion for this event. We’re glad to have them as a returning sponsor, and we’re looking forward to wearing out some tires on this 2,300 mile trip around the Great Lakes! Check out www.cokertire.com for all that Coker Tire has to offer!