Toyo Tires Returns as Official Tire of NASA through 2020
Toyo Tires® Returns as Official Tire of NASA through 2020
Napa Valley, 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.
The Toyo 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.
"NASA 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."
“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®
Established 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, Georgia.
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