Toyo teams up with race driver Robby Gordon

Nov. 3, 2005

Toyo Tires has signed a multi-year contract with race driver Robby Gordon. He will compete on Toyo's Open Country M/T mud-terrain tires in off-road racing competition, including SCORE-International Off-Road Racing Series events such as the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

In addition, Gordon and Toyo Tires will race in the 2006 Dakar, an international rally event which spans 16 days and more than 5,000 miles. It begins in Lisbon, Portugal, then crossing western Africa to the seaport town of Dakar in Senegal.

Travis Roffler, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp., said, "Robby Gordon is a legend in racing, and we are excited he is now with Toyo Tires. In addition to his exceptional driving talent, Gordon possesses tremendous physical stamina. Rare few drivers in the history of motorsports have his ability to win behind the wheel os such diverse range of racing vehicles. Gordon will bring Toyo's motorsports program to a whole new level."