Toyo tires score seven wins in Street Touring at the SCCA Solos

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Using coned courses set up on the open expanses of the Lincoln Airpark, 1,200 of the country’s top amateur racers converged, making it the largest competition of its kind in the world.  The event ran from September 7 to September 10.

Toyo Proxes R1R shod cars scored the following class finishes at Lincoln:

ST (Street Touring) – 1st through 4th (podium sweep)

ST Ladies – 1st through 6th places (podium sweep, all six cars competed on Proxes R1R tires)

STS (Street Touring Sport) – 1st and 2nd

STS Ladies – 1st, 2nd and 3rd (podium sweep)

STX (Street Touring Xtreme) – 1st

STX Ladies – 1st and 2nd

STR (Street Touring Roadster) – 1st

Team Toyo drivers were a big part of that success.  Jeffrey Wong captured the ST class win with his 1991 Honda Civic Si, while Bill Bounds scored a second in Tim Smith’s 1989 Honda Civic Si (Smith placing fourth.)  Successful Team Toyo ladies included Leslie Cohen who won the ST Ladies class driving a 1989 Honda Civic Si, while Michelle Seelig finished second in STS Ladies while driving a 1989 Honda CRX Si.

Another Team Toyo cone-specialist, Ken Motonishi, scored the first-ever SCCA Solo National Championship win for the STR class.  He defeated a field of 51 cars with his 2009 Mazda MX-5.

“This was a big win for me, especially as the class had 51 drivers and we were one of the only people in the class on Toyo tires,” said Motonishi.  “My 17-inch Proxes R1R tires proved to be the right fit for us.  They had no issues, delivered high grip, were confidence inspiring -- not lacking in any department.”

“We congratulate all of the drivers that won their classes and finished on the podium with Toyo Proxes R1R tires,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “This has been an outstanding week for the Proxes R1R in SCCA racing, and we are proud it has become the tire of choice for capturing championships.”

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