Toyo Tires® Returns as Official Tire of NASA
CA – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that
Toyo Tires® will return next season as the Official Tire of NASA. The recently signed agreement names Toyo
Tires the Official Tire of NASA through the 2020 season and also ensures NASA
competitors will benefit from the industry leading contingency program pioneered
in NASA during this next 5-year term. Toyo Tires has been the Official Tire of NASA since 2002, a
13-year tradition of supporting NASA Competitors and their teams with its
Proxes® line of competition tires.
Proxes® RR two-groove DOT competition tire is the spec tire for
several classes in NASA, including: Spec Miata, Spec Iron, Honda Challenge,
Spec E30, the recently added Spec E46, and the revolutionary new NASA Prototype
(NP01). The NP01 represents the pinnacle of the NASA Pro Racing classes;
featuring identical 2-liter Mazda powered prototype race cars which weigh in at
only 1,450 lbs. Toyo Tires has also added
the successful Spec Z class for Nissan 350Zs to the list of spec classes.
As a part of
the contract renewal, Toyo Tires continues its support as presenting sponsor
for the NASA Championships -- both the Western States Championships, and the
Eastern States Championships. The
company also supports the 25-Hours of
Thunderhill™, the longest endurance road race in North America, with its
fully stocked hospitality rig which provides complimentary tire mounting and
balancing services and catered meals to competitors using Toyo tires.
and Toyo Tires have enjoyed an illustrious and lasting relationship together
and we couldn't be more thrilled to extend that relationship for another five
years," said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development.
"NASA members have benefited greatly from the fantastic partnership
program through millions of dollars in contingency offers paid out and the
creation of the best Spec Tire the industry has seen in over two decades. We
look forward to a bright future together with Toyo Tires."
is proud of our longtime partnership with the National Auto Sport Association,”
said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, Motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A.
Corp. “At Toyo Tires grassroots
motorsports is a key part of our DNA, and NASA racing provides an opportunity
to showcase the performance of our Proxes tires on a broad variety of road
racing cars. It also provides a test bed
to further develop and improve upon our technology.”
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the
premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major
racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow
owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy
the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally
managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to
enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High
Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and
Competition Racing programs.
About Toyo Tires®
in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality,
performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for
nearly 70 years.
The company offers a complete selection of
premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light
trucks, SUVs, high performance cars and luxury vehicles as well as commercial
trucks. Consumer product lines include
the popular Open Country® tires for light trucks and SUVs; Proxes®
ultra-high performance tires; Versado® tires for luxury passenger cars; and the
value line of Extensa® passenger car tires. Many of the tires are
built in the United States at their state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County,