Toyo Extends its Run as Official Tire of NASA
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is continuing its long-time support of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), signing a five-year renewal covering the 2016-2020 racing seasons. Toyo has been the Official Tire of NASA since 2002.
As a part of the contract renewal, Toyo continues its support as presenting sponsor for the NASA Championships -- both the Western States Championships and the Eastern States Championships. The company also supports the 25-Hours of Thunderhill, the longest endurance road race in North America, with its fully stocked hospitality rig which provides complimentary tire mounting and balancing services and catered meals to competitors using Toyo tires.
“Toyo Tires is proud of our longtime partnership with the National Auto Sport Association,” says Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager of motorsports for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “At Toyo Tires grassroots motorsports is a key part of our DNA, and NASA racing provides an opportunity to showcase the performance of our Proxes tires on a broad variety of road racing cars. It also provides a test bed to further develop and improve upon our technology.”
Toyo supports road racers and their teams with its Proxes® line of competition tires.
The Toyo Proxes RR two-groove DOT competition tire is the spec tire for several classes in NASA, including: Spec Miata, Spec Iron, Honda Challenge, Spec E30, the recently added Spec E46, and the revolutionary NASA Prototype (NP01). The NP01 represents the pinnacle of the NASA Pro Racing classes, featuring identical 2-liter Mazda powered prototype race cars which weigh in at only 1,550 lbs. Toyo also has added the Spec Z class for Nissan 350Zs to the list of spec classes.
"NASA and Toyo Tires have enjoyed an illustrious and lasting relationship together and we couldn't be more thrilled to extend that relationship for another five years," says Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. "NASA members have benefited greatly from the fantastic partnership program through millions of dollars in contingency offers paid out and the creation of the best Spec Tire the industry has seen in over two decades. We look forward to a bright future together with Toyo Tires."
To learn more about the Proxes line competition and UHP tires, go to ToyoTires.com.