Motonishi and Smith win on Toyo tires

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Marks third consecutive victory for Motonishi in SCCA Solo Competition

 Ken Motonishi piloted his 1989 Honda Civic Si equipped with Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tires to his third successive victory in SCCA Solo competition this past weekend in San Diego, California.  Competing in the Street Touring (ST) class, Motonishi won by a margin of more than two seconds to trounce the competition at the SCCA regional event.

 This is the third in a string of victories for Motonishi on Proxes R1R tires, having won at the SCCA regional in El Toro the preceding weekend by a margin of more than one second, and by winning the previous SCCA regional competition in San Diego.

 Also scoring a victory on Proxes R1R tires this past weekend was Tim Smith, competing in the SCCA Atlanta Region Solo.  Driving his ST Class 1989 Honda Civic Si, Smith defeated a large field of 26 cars in the Pro Class, while also scoring a Top-Time-of-Day at the event.  Smith won the 2008 SCCA Solo National Championships in Topeka, Kansas in the Street Touring S class while running Toyo Proxes R1R tires.  He will be competing this weekend in the first event of the 2009 Solo National Tour which will be held at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

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