Toyo-Tires-Logo-5-16-11Costa Mesa, CA – Toyo Open Country tires helped racers capture two wins and a total of three podiums last weekend in Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California.

Team Toyo’s Robby Gordon started out by capturing the Round 11 race win on Friday, piloting  his #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck from a fourth place starting position in the 12-truck field to the number one spot. He then followed that up with a second place finish Saturday in Round 12. With his two-consecutive podium finishes, Gordon sits in second place in the overall championship points for the inaugural season.

“It was pretty cool to be able to come here and race Stadium SUPER Trucks in Costa Mesa, California.  It is a huge step forward for the form of off-road motorsports,” said Gordon.  “I am also stoked that we could pull off another victory on our Toyo tires, and it’s pretty cool that Toyo Tires won two of the three events here at the Sand Sports Super Show.”

Toyo-Tires-Logo-5-16-11San Diego, CA – Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires have won Round 5 of the Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) racing series during its return visit to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California this last weekend.  This marked Gordon’s second win of the season with his #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck.  With his combination of five podium finishes and two Fast Qualifiers, Gordon takes over the championship points lead with six races remaining in the 11 race series.  It also marks the third victory of the 2013 SST season for Toyo® Open Country tires.

“San Diego No. 2 was definitely better for me than San Diego No. 1. I had a great battle with youngster Sheldon Creed with him pressuring me the entire race,” said Gordon.  “It was a great race, these Toyo tires really worked well tonight, and I can’t thank all the fans enough for coming out and supporting us.”

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA – Team Toyo® Off-Road driver, Kyle LeDuc, scored a victory this past Sunday during Round 6 of the Lucas Oil® Off-Road Series (LOORS) race at Glen Helen Raceway.  With only minutes to spare, and after repairing a broken driveshaft during a crash in qualifying, LeDuc won the Pro 4 Unlimited class with his Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R equipped #99 Rockstar / Makita / Toyo Tires Ford F-150.  LeDuc soon interrupted his victory celebration in order to race in the Pro Lite Unlimited class where he scored a second place finish.

LeDuc started the weekend by qualifying fastest on Friday in both Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro Lite Unlimited.  During Saturday’s Round 5, he scored a third place finish in Pro Lite Unlimited with his Rockstar / Makita / Toyo Tires Ford Ranger equipped with D.O.T.-legal Toyo Open Country M/T® tires.  On hand to witness the exciting action was Mr. Yasushi Takagi, president and CEO, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

“It was a struggle to fix our driveshaft on time to even make the Pro 4 Unlimited race,” said LeDuc.  “We then went from celebrating with the champagne on the podium, to racing in the next Pro Lite race and heading right back to the same podium for our fans.  Our Toyo Open Country tires helped us capture our three podium finishes during the weekend.”

“Congratulations to Kyle LeDuc on scoring his Pro 4 win and an amazing three podiums during a single race weekend,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “We are proud that both our racing and off-the-shelf Open Country tire products were a part of this effort.”

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