CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires returns to the 2016 Dakar with two teams and three vehicles poised to challenge for the overall lead. The 13-day, 5,739-mile endurance rally begins January 2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and includes stages in the country of Bolivia. Team Toyo Off-Road drivers include veterans Robby Gordon and Guerlain Chicherit, while introducing its newest member and 2015 Stadium SUPER Truck (SST) champion, Sheldon Creed.
TOOELE, UT – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires celebrated Father’s Day Weekend with a third consecutive Pro 4 class sweep in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. LeDuc has won seven consecutive races out of a total of eight so far in 2015 with his Toyo® Open Country M/T-R equipped #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 truck.
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires has a long history in U.S. motorsports that includes championship wins, both off-road and on the tarmac. In 2015, the company continues its ‘All or Nothing’ strategy with best-in-class drivers and several popular race series. From Open Country off the road to Proxes on the asphalt track – Toyo Tires helps to turn racer’s dreams of winning into reality.
Multi-championship racers Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin continue to lead Team Toyo in desert racing. Both will compete for the top spot in SCORE-International and Best In The Desert. Gordon and Baldwin have each won overall SCORE-International Championships and Baja 1000 races with Toyo Tires.
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.”