Team Toyo adds three drivers: Daugherty, Jefferies and Baker

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Team Toyo recently gained three new members: Aaron Daugherty, Lucas Oil Off Road Series Pro Lite Unlimited driver; Damen Jefferies, SCORE-International Trophy Truck driver; and Ian Baker, champion SCCA ProSolo driver.

Daugherty, from Las Vegas, Nev., drives the Daugherty Racing 2009 Ford Ranger equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T tires. Powered by a 2.3-liter, four cylinder engine pumped full of steroids, his truck competes in short course off-road racing, where the equipment is hammered into submission during each event. With the inclusion of Daugherty, Team Toyo now has drivers competing in all of the pro ranks in the truck classes, including Pro 2 Unlimited and Pro 4 Unlimited.

Jefferies, from Apple Valley, Calif., pilots the #22 Jefferies Racing K&N Filters Chevrolet Silverado Trophy Truck equipped with Open Country M/T-R tires. Powered by a 735-horsepower Chevy race engine, this SCORE International and Best In The Desert series past champion will be a force on Toyo tires.

On the pavement, Team Toyo has added another accomplished SCCA driver with Ian Baker of Herndon, Va. Baker won the 2009 ProSolo Finale in the STS (Street Touring S) class with his 1989 Honda CRX Si. For the 2010 season, he competes in both the ProSolo National Series and the Solo National Tour on Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tires. The Proxes R1R  has been a dominant tire in the sport, winning several Street Touring races around the country in 2010.

“We are excited to have Aaron Daugherty, Damen Jefferies and Ian Baker join Team Toyo,” says Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “They are accomplished drivers in their sports, and their presence will further strenghten the visibility of the Toyo Tires brand in the light truck and sports car segments.”

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