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CYPRESS, CA
– Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp (Toyo Tires) announced today the company has extended its commitment as the Official Tire of Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS for 2016. The racing series has become a global sensation, now with races in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and in New Zealand.

This is the third year that the Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) compete exclusively on Toyo Open Country A/T II tires, and is the fourth year that Toyo Tires has supported the series.  The off-the-shelf Open Country A/T II tires demonstrate their remarkable durability and handling ability by living up to the extreme punishment dished out by the 600-plus horsepower spec trucks.  During competition, the trucks often land hard on asphalt tracks from extreme heights and attitudes.

Founded by Team Toyo® member and both off-road and SST champion, Robby Gordon, the identically prepared SST race trucks compete on both dirt tracks and road racing courses using specially constructed ramp jumps.  These jumps require precise input by the approaching drivers in order to correctly launch the trucks without incident.  That is a challenging task when reaching speeds on some tracks as high as 130-mph, and while launching them as high as 20 feet off the ground.

Joining Team Toyo this year is defending 2015 SST champion Sheldon Creed from Alpine, CA.  At only 18-years of age, Creed is the youngest member of Team Toyo, and the youngest champion in the history of SST.  He leads in 2016 having won Rounds 1 and 3 in Adelaide, Australia; Round 4 in St. Petersburg, FL; and Rounds 6 and 7 in Long Beach, CA.

“We are happy to support the ever growing Stadium SUPER Truck series,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “The series is a great way to demonstrate the quality of our products to fans around the world, while its television coverage in the US continues to generate awareness of the Toyo Tires brand on American soil.”

“We are in our fourth year and we are very fortunate to have Toyo Tires as one of our first partners of Stadium SUPER Trucks.  We have raced in the X-Games, the LA Coliseum, to standing room only crowds at the Long Beach Grand Prix and in Australia,” said SST founder and president Robby Gordon.  “The tire is incredible.  It is really hard to believe we can use a production-based Open Country A/T II tire on a race truck like a Stadium SUPER Truck.  The competitors love racing on the tires.  We look toward having a long future with Toyo Tires.”

For the 2016 season, drivers have a chance to compete for three championships – North American, Australian and the World Championship.  Make sure to check out the 2016 racing schedule and ticket information at stadiumsupertrucks.com. To learn more about the Official Tire of SST and about the entire Open Country® tire line, visit toyotires.com.

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