I have nothing against Hoosier/Conti but I’ve never understood all the fawning over them or the talk of “support”. Their business is (was) race tires. It wasn’t sideline or a marketing ploy, it’s all they did. They had retailers at most races before SM and when we were all on Toyos, and they’ll still be there if we change again. It’s what they do. They negotiate a deal which they fully expect will be more profitable than not making the deal, like any company. Beyond selling tires and charging $25 each for M&B, remind me again what support you are getting?? I don’t know what they would tell you today, but as recently as a few years ago when asked for advice on tire pressures the answer was higher than anyone runs. No offense, but what exactly is that worth? So-called contingencies in a spec class are, and always have been, a tax on the poor to subsidize the rich. Real contingency programs are to get your business in a competitive market. Here they are part of the contract and cost Hoosier NOTHING. That hardly qualifies as “support” or “service”. I don’t know what if anything the club gets from the deal but it absolutely should be public knowledge.
What exactly is all this other support I’ve been hearing about for years?
Ignoring the Super Tour sponsorship (and what the SCCA receives) at your peril in terms of the club's longevity. It's my understanding that was a driving factor in getting the Super Tour up and running was these larger businesses were wanting to provide input to the club but absent a national series with significant reach to customers there were no takers in terms of sponsoring "SCCA things".
Those agreements between sponsors and the club are kept confidential for a reason else second-guessing and false accusations quickly follow.
Note also we're not the only class running Hoosier spec tires (FV & SRF3 I believe are the others) and we can't presume folks to be making these decisions or offering these suggestions being done in a vacuum.
Whether you feel a M&B at $15/$20/$25 per corner is a value or otherwise would be irrelevant to those who made the decision to tie-up with Hoosier. If you want prettier or more accurate language in what Hoosier is doing by all means, petition the SCCA to change their marketing material to best suit your proclivities.