Toyo podiums in both the SCCA ProSolo Finale and National Championship
The Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tire once again proved it is the ‘tire of choice’ for champions as it swept seven podiums by the end of the SCCA ProSolo Finale and SCCA Solo National Championship. Held annually at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska; this prestigious amateur racing event is considered one of the largest gatherings of individual competitors in the world.
The first of the events at Lincoln Airpark was the ProSolo Finale which consisted of two cars running against one-another on mirror image courses. The Toyo Proxes R1R swept the podiums in both the Street Touring C (STC) and Street Touring S (STS) classes. Not only did the Proxes R1R take the top spots, but all of the competitors in both classes chose to race on Toyo Proxes R1R tires – 11 in STC and 15 in STS. Team Toyo’s own Jeff Wong captured second place in STC with his Honda Civic Si during the ProSolo Finale.
Once the last of the cars in ProSolo completed their timed runs, the SCCA setup the coned course for the Solo National Championship. More than 1,100 competitors from around the country attended the event. The Toyo Proxes R1R once again dominated by sweeping podiums in five classes: STF (Front Wheel Drive), STC, STC-Ladies, STS and STS-Ladies. In STC, 34 out of the 37 competitors made the Proxes R1R their tire of choice. In STC-Ladies, all 10 competitors ran on the Proxes R1R. All 39 competitors in STS and all six competitors in STS-Ladies opted for the Toyo Proxes R1R to deliver their precise handling and speed. Team Toyo® drivers also scored podiums in the Solo National Championship: Jeff Wong and Nicole Nagler won the STC and STC-Ladies championships respectively, while Leslie Cohen captured Third Overall in STC-Ladies.
“It was another great year for the Toyo Proxes R1R during the SCCA ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championship,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “This marks three years of dominance by Proxes R1R equipped cars in several Street Touring classes of SCCA. We would also like to congratulate Team Toyo’s own Jeff Wong and Nicole Nagler for being crowned champions, and congratulate Leslie Cohen for her podium finish.”