CYPRESS, CA – On the heels of a successful introduction last September, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is nearly doubling the size offerings for the Open Country R/T. Designed for light trucks and outdoor adventure vehicles, the Open Country R/T is built rugged for any terrain. It offers the perfect blend of excellent off-road traction, durable construction, and aggressive styling, with less on-road noise and a longer-lasting tread.
CYPRESS, CA – In true All or Nothing fashion, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will once again have a major presence throughout the 2014 SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas. Considered a brand of choice for performance car, light truck and outdoor adventure enthusiasts; Toyo Tires® will be showcased in three areas: the main Toyo Tires display (booth #40041) located on the first floor of the South Hall; the Toyo Tires® Treadpass™ connecting Central and South Halls; and the Toyo Tires display (#63103) outside, in front of the South Hall.
Toyo Tires Display (South Hall)
The centerpiece of the Toyo Tires main booth this year will be BJ Baldwin’s custom built pre-runner, Loki, doing a wheelie on new Toyo® Open Country® R/T tires. Loki will be in front of a massive video wall featuring #RecoilTwo, Two of Us and other high energy videos. Attendees can also expect to see one-of-a-kind car builds by renowned domestic and international tuners.
LAKE ELSINORE, CA – Team Toyo off-road driver Kyle LeDuc, was crowned the 2014 Pro 4 Unlimited Class champion Saturday at the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) finale in Lake Elsinore, CA. LeDuc’s #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires® Ford F-150 relies on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires to get its 900+ horsepower to the ground.
Not long ago, Toyo Tires brought a new off-road tire to the market in the all-new Open Country R/T. We’ve had a chance to put the tire to the test ourselves and came away impressed (check out the review link below). As Toyo notes, the tire is designed for off-road performance blended with on-road comfort. The R/T is essentially made to be more in line with a mud-terrain in terms of off-road performance but more like an all-terrain in terms of being quieter and smoother on the highway than a mud tire.
Toyo Tires pulled the cover off its new off-road tire recently – but only a little bit. Off-Road.com was recently invited to get an early look at its newest off-road tire, the Open Country R/T, which won’t be available in dealers until September of this year.
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires® is proud to announce it is the official tire of SPEED® Energy Formula Off-Road in 2014. As a result, all Stadium Super Trucks (SST) running in the series will compete on Toyo® Open Country® A/T II tires. Toyo Open Country tires are known for their traction, durability, and uniformity. These qualities provide racers with sure footing for maximum performance, while the introduction of a spec tire further evens the competitive field.
The series was founded by former NASCAR® and IndyCar® driver Robby Gordon, who is also an off-road champion and long-time Team Toyo® driver. The 600-plus horsepower SST trucks tackle a serpentine race course with ramp jumps that can launch them 20 feet in the air. Speeds can reach as high as 130-mph, making for a true spectacle to excite the fans.
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tires and Team Toyo racer BJ Baldwin scored their second consecutive Baja 1000 victory and second consecutive SCORE Overall Point Championship this weekend at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Baldwin “iron-manned” the race, driving the entire 883.1-mile course on his own. His Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck was equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
Both starting and finishing in the port city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; this year’s winding course was highly technical with 251 competitors dealing with massive fields of rocks and continuous obstacles. Baldwin finished first for the four-wheel vehicles with a time of 18:36:10.
“This year’s Baja 1000 was the most difficult race I’ve ever done. Mentally and physically it was just a brutal race especially since I drove the entire race myself. Most teams have two or three drivers,” said Baldwin. “All of the other teams had at least one flat and most had several flats. Thanks to our Toyo’s we didn’t get any flats which helped us conserve our energy. We didn’t have to get out of the truck to change tires. We couldn’t have won this race without our high performance Toyo Open Country M/Ts.”
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires will present an adrenaline-pumping driving demonstration November 6, with Team Toyo stars Robby Gordon, BJ Baldwin, Kyle LeDuc and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg. The event will take place during the 2013 SEMA Show in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall. The action will begin at 5pm when the 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks start their engines and take off on Toyo Open Country tires.
Spectators will see the talents of two desert racing champions, Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin. In addition, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2012 Pro 4 Unlimited class champion Kyle LeDuc; and X-Games Gold Medalist and Pro 2 Unlimited short course driver Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg will also demonstrate why they are the best in their sport. Each driver will take multiple runs on the course.
Once the action settles, fans will have a chance to meet the celebrity drivers, get autographs and take photos. Toyo models will also be on hand passing out Team Toyo posters and signing autographs.
Costa 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.”
Cypress, CA – Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. and its affiliates (“Toyo”) announced today that on September 16, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) voted to institute an investigation against 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of passenger and light truck tires (collectively, the “Respondents”).
The ITC will investigate whether these Respondents infringed one or more of Toyo’s eight tire design patents.
The ITC has ordered that an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain passenger and light truck tires. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the ALJ will set a target date for completing the investigation. The ITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Commission investigations are usually completed in 13-15 months.