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OUR WINNING LEGACY

Toyo Tires - Rolling with Champions

Toyo Tires has forged a reputation for winning, performance and consistency. We began competing on U.S. soil in the 1980's. By 1989 Toyo Tires had become a household name amongst amateur as well as professional drivers. Over the years, Toyo Tires has been successful in motorsports around the world. Here is a small glimpse into our legacy of winning both on the track and off the road. 

2017

LOORRS ROUNDS 5 AND 6 |

TEAM TOYO’S KYLE LEDUC AND BRANDON ARTHUR CAPTURE WINS DURING THE LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES WEEKEND IN UTAH

TOOELE, UT – Team Toyo drivers Kyle LeDuc and Brandon Arthur both scored victories during Rounds 5 & 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past weekend at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah.  Both racing on Toyo Open Country tires, LeDuc competes in the Pro 4 class while Arthur races in Pro Lite.

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2017 SCORE BAJA 500 |

ANDY MCMILLIN AND TOYO TIRES WIN THE 49TH ANNUAL SCORE BAJA 500 OVERALL

Team Toyo driver Andy McMillin has won the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 500 this past weekend. McMillin, from San Diego, CA, qualified fifth on Thursday over a field of 233 competitors. He then captured the overall victory on Saturday with a time of 10:03:03.888 while driving his #31 Toyo Tires / Fox / Method Race Wheels Ford truck equipped with 39-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.

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LOORRS ROUNDS 3 AND 4 |

KYLE LEDUC AND TOYO TIRES SWEEP LOORRS ROUNDS 3 & 4

Four time champion Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires swept Rounds 3 & 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past weekend in Estero Beach, near Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. LeDuc’s #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Pro 4 Class Ford truck (nicknamed EVVO) is an all-new truck this year... it’s winning tire, the Toyo Open Country M/T-R.

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2017 PARKER "425" |

ANDY MCMILLIN AND TOYO TIRES WIN THE BLUEWATER RESORT PARKER “425”

Team Toyo driver Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires won first overall and first in the Trick Truck class during the Best In The Desert BlueWater Resort Parker “425” race this past weekend. McMillin’s #31 Toyo Tires / Fox / Method Race Wheels Ford truck relied on 39-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires to help deliver his win over the three-lap course.

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2016

2016 NASA 25 HOURS |

TOYO TIRES AND FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS CAPTURE SECOND CONSECUTIVE OVERALL VICTORY AT THE USAF 25-HOURS OF THUNDERHILL™ AND 1ST AND 2ND IN THE ES CLASS

Toyo Tires® and Flying Lizard Motorsports scored their second consecutive overall victory at the USAF 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ this past weekend in Willows, CA. Considered North America’s longest endurance racing event, the 25-Hours is one of the premier events held annually by National Auto Sport Association (NASA).

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2016 LOORRS PRO 4 CHAMP |

KYLE LEDUC AND TOYO TIRES® CAPTURE THIRD SUCCESSIVE PRO 4 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP AND WIN THE LUCAS OIL® CHALLENGE CUP RACE

Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires® captured their third successive Pro 4 Class Championship in the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past Saturday at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ. This marks the fourth championship win for LeDuc and his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford truck equipped with Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.

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2016 LOORRS ROUNDS 13 AND 14 |

KYLE LEDUC AND TOYO TIRES® NOW TIED FOR THE PRO 4 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADING INTO THE FINAL RACE WEEKEND

Kyle LeDuc drove his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires® Ford truck to a ‘perfect weekend’ at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, in Lake Elsinore, CA. Competing in Rounds 13 & 14 in the Pro 4 class of the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS); LeDuc was fastest in practice, qualified first both Saturday and Sunday, swept both main events, and captured the overall track record with a best lap of 44.537.

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2016 VEGAS TO RENO |

Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires® Win the Vegas-to-Reno Desert Race Team Takes First Overall and First in the Trick Truck Class

Team Toyo® driver Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires® won first overall and first in the Trick Truck class during the Best In The Desert Vegas-to-Reno race this past weekend.

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LOORRS ROUND 11 |

Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires® Win Round 11 in the Pro 4 Class During the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series Weekend in Sparks, NV

Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires® captured a Round 11 Win on Saturday in the Pro 4 class during the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series at the Wild West Motorsports Park near Reno, NV.

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LOORRS ROUNDS 9 AND 10 |

Team Toyo Wins Big During the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Weekend at Glen Helen

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LOORRS ROUND 8 |

Kyle Leduc wins loorrs pro 4 round 8!

Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires captured another Pro 4 class victory this past weekend during Sunday's Round 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Baja International Short Course in Ensenada, Baja California, MX.

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2016 BAJA 500 |

TAVO VILDOSOLA WINS SCORE BAJA 500

Team Toyo off-road driver Gustavo (Tavo) Vildósola, Jr. and Toyo Tires® won the 48th Annual SCORE Baja 500 this past weekend, finishing first overall for Four Wheel Vehicles and first in the Trophy Truck class.  Mexican-born Vildósola endured extreme temperatures to conquer the 477.52-mile desert course in a time of 08:20:52.105.  His #21 Vildósola Racing / Toyo Tires trophy truck relies on 40-inch Toyo® Open Country R/T®-R tires to get through the tough desert terrain.

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LOORRS PRO LITE |

BRANDON ARTHUR SWEEPS THE LOORRS PRO LIGHT SEASON OPENER

Team Toyo off-road driver Brandon Arthur, swept the Pro Lite class in Rounds 1 & 2 during the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ.

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2015

NASA 25 HOURS |

TOYO TIRES® AND FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS WIN OVERALL VICTORY AT USAF 25-HOURS OF THUNDERHILL™

Following a year of development and collaboration, Toyo Tires® and Flying Lizard Motorsports took the overall win in dominant fashion this weekend at North America’s longest endurance racing event -- the USAF 25-Hours of Thunderhill™.

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BITD HENDERSON 250 |

Gustavo Vildósola, Jr. Joins Team Toyo Off-Road Wins His First Race on Toyo Open Country M/T-R Tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A Corp. announces that Gustavo (Tavo) Vildósola, Jr. is the newest member of Team Toyo® Off-Road and its championship-winning drivers.

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2015 LOORRS PRO 4 CHAMP |

Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc Captures Back-to-Back Pro 4 Class Championships | Brandon Arthur Wins Pro Lite Challenge Cup Race in Lake Elsinore

Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc was crowned 2015 Pro 4 Class Champion this weekend in the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), making him back-to-back champ.

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2013

BAJA 1000 |

Back-to-Back Baja 1000 Wins & SCORE Overall Points Championships!

Baldwin “iron-manned” the race, driving the entire 883.1-mile course on his own.  His Chevy® Silverado® trophy truck was equipped with Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.

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BAJA 500 |

Historic 1st & 2nd Baja 500 Finish!

Robby Gordon drove his #77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy CK1500 trophy truck, winning the 501-mile race in a time of 10:04:36. Finishing second was BJ Baldwin of Las Vegas, NV, piloting his #1 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck in a time of 10:13:51.

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2015

Dakar® Rally

  • Robby Gordon: Winner, Stage 13 – Open Country M/T-R

Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (short course)

  • Kyle LeDuc: 10-consecutive wins by August, Pro 4 class – Open Country M/T-R
  • Brandon Arthur: Winner, Pro Lite Class, Estero Beach, Mexico – Open Country A/T II

2014

Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (short course)

  • Kyle LeDuc: Champion, Pro 4 class – Open Country M/T-R
  • Winner, Lucas Oil® Challenge Cup – Open Country M/T-R

SPEED® Energy Formula Off-Road (short course)

  • Robby Gordon: Champion – Open Country A/T II

TORC (The Off-Road Championship) series (short course)

  • Kyle LeDuc: Winner, the AMSOIL® Cup, Crandon, WI – Open Country M/T-R
  • Winner, TORC World Championship, Crandon – Open Country M/T-R

SCCA® Solo National Championship (autocross)

  • Nicole Wong: Champion, ST-L class – Proxes R1R

2013

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • BJ Baldwin: SCORE Overall Point Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • SCORE Trophy Truck Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • Winner, Baja 1000 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Robby Gordon: Winner, Baja 500 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Winner, Trophy Truck class, Baja 500 – Open Country M/T-R

Stadium SUPER Trucks™ Series (SST)

  • Robby Gordon: Champion – Open Country A/T II

Dakar® Rally

  • Carlos Sainz: Winner, Stage 1 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: Winner, Stage 3 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: Winner, Stage 4 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: Winner, Stage 6 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Robby Gordon: Winner, Stage 11 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Robby Gordon: Winner, Stage 13 – Open Country M/T-R

2012

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • BJ Baldwin: SCORE Overall Point Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • SCORE Trophy Truck Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • Winner, Baja 1000 – Open Country M/T-R

Best In The Desert series (off-road)

  • Robby Gordon: Grand Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • Champion, Class 1500 – Open Country M/T-R

Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (short course)

  • Kyle LeDuc: Champion, Pro 4 class – Open Country M/T-R

Dakar® Rally

  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: Winner, Stage 2 – Open Country M/T-R
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: Winner, Stage 7 – Open Country M/T-R

2011

SCCA® ProSolo® Finale (autocross)

  • Ian Baker: Champion, STS class – Proxes R1R
  • Jeff Wong: Champion, STX class – Proxes R1R
  • Leslie Cohen: Champion, ST-L class – Proxes R1R

SCCA® Solo National Championship (autocross)

  • Jeff Wong: Champion, STX class – Proxes R1R
  • Nicole Wong: Champion, ST-L – Proxes R1R

The 2011 SCCA® Solo National Championships for the Proxes R1R:

  • Sweep, ST (Street Touring) – 1st through 6th
  • Sweep, ST-L class – 1st through 4th
  • Sweep, STS class – 1st through 28th
  • Sweep, STS-L class – 1st through 6th
  • Sweep, STX class – 1st through 4th
  • Win, STX-L class
  • Win, STR-L class

 

2010

Dakar® Rally

  • Robby Gordon: Win, Stage 4 – Open Country M/T-R

Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series (short course)

  • Kyle LeDuc: Winner, Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup, Chandler, AZ – Open Country M/T-R

SCCA® ProSolo® Finale (autocross)

  • Bill Bounds: Champion, Street Touring class – Proxes R1R
  • Ian Baker: Champion, STS class – Proxes R1R
  • Ken Motonishi: Champion, STR class – Proxes R1R
  • Leslie Cohen: Champion, Ladies Class 1 – Proxes R1R

SCCA® Solo National Championship (autocross)

  • Jeffrey Wong: Champion, Street Touring class – Proxes R1R
  • Leslie Cohen: Champion, ST-L class – Proxes R1R
  • Ken Motonishi: Champion, STR class – Proxes R1R

The 2010 SCCA® Solo National Championship for the Proxes R1R:

  • Sweep, ST (Street Touring) – 1st through 4th
  • Sweep, ST-L class – 1st through 6th
  • Sweep, STS-L class – 1st through 3rd
  • Win, STS (Street Touring Sport)
  • Win, STX (Street Touring Xtreme)
  • Win, STX-L class
  • Win, STR (Street Touring Roadster)

Redline Time Attack!

  • JC Meynet: Winner, Modified AWD Class, Las Vegas, NV – Proxes R888
  • Overall Track Record, Modified Class

2009

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • Robby Gordon: SCORE Overall Point Champion – Open Country M/T-R
  • SCORE Trophy Truck Champion – Open Country M/T-R

TORC Series (short course)

  • Rick Huseman: Champion, Pro 4x4 class – Open Country M/T-R
  • Kyle LeDuc: Winner, BorgWarner Cup – Open Country M/T-R

Dakar® Rally

  • Robby Gordon: 3rd Overall, 1st two-wheel-drive – Open Country M/T-R

NHRA®

  • Thomas Bayer: Champion, Division 7, Super Comp class – Proxes Drag Slicks
  • Gary Forkner: Champion, Division 7, Top Sportsman class – Proxes Drag Slicks

SCCA® ProSolo® Finale (autocross)

  • Tim Smith: Champion, Street Touring class – Proxes R1R

SCCA® Solo National Championship (autocross)

  • Bill Bounds: Champion, Street Touring class – Proxes R1R

2008

Best In The Desert series (off-road)

  • Curt LeDuc: Champion, Class 8000 – Open Country M/T-R

Formula Drift®

  • Tanner Foust: Champion – Proxes R1R

SCCA® Solo National Championship (autocross)

  • Tim Smith: Champion, Street Touring class – Proxes R1R

2007

Best In The Desert series (off-road)

  • Curt LeDuc: Champion, Class 8000 – Open Country M/T-R

Formula Drift®

  • Tanner Foust: Champion – Proxes R1R

XRRA™ (Xtreme Rock Racing™ Association)

  • Peter Wells: Champion, Western Division – Open Country M/T

Dakar® Rally

  • Robby Gordon: Win, Stage 6 – Open Country M/T-R

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • Glen Greer: Baja 1000, Class 8 Winner – Open Country M/T

2006

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • Robby Gordon: Winner, Baja 1000 – Open Country M/T-R

NHRA®

  • Thomas Bayer: Champion, Division 7, Super Comp class – Proxes Drag Slicks
  • Champion, Division 7, Super Gas class – Proxes Drag Slicks

XRRA™ (Xtreme Rock Racing™ Association)

  • Peter Wells: National Rock Racing Series Champion – Open Country M/T

2005

Best In The Desert series (off-road)

  • Jesse Jones: Best In The Desert series Champion – Open Country M/T
  • Trick Truck class Champion – Open Country M/T

CORR (Championship Off-Road Racing) Lucas Oil® Series (short course)

  • Ben Wandahsega: Champion, Sportsman 2 Division – Open Country M/T
  • Dave Waldvogel: Champion, Stock Truck Division – Open Country M/T

SCORE-International® Off-Road Racing

  • In January 2005, off-the-shelf Open Country M/T tires are used in desert racing for the first time. They captured 3rd place on a trophy truck at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge.

2004

NHRA®

  • Thomas Bayer: Proxes Drag Slicks scored their first NHRA® national event win when he won the Super Comp class at the November Auto Club Finals in Pomona, CA. Winning on the Proxes Drag Slicks has continued at national competitions across the country.

2002

NASA (National Auto Sport Association)
Beginning in 2002, and proudly continues through this day, Toyo Tires became the Official Tire for NASA Pro Racing. Spec tires for the class have included the Proxes RA1, Proxes R888, Proxes RR, and the Proxes RS1.


2001 - 2010

SPEED World Challenge®

  • Beginning in January 2001, Toyo Tires was named Official Tire of the SPEED World Challenge®, as series in SCCA® Pro Racing. Spec tires for the series included the Proxes T1-Sport, the Proxes RA1, and the Proxes R888. Proxes tires remained as the spec tires through the end of the 2010 season.

2001

IDRC (Import Drag Racing Circuit)

  • Scott Kelley: Champion, All-Motor class – Proxes Drag Slicks

1991

Birth of the Proxes RA1

  • In 1991, the R-compound Proxes RA1 was introduced. It is a competition tire still popular with amateur road race drivers today.

1991 – 1993

IMSA (International Motor Sports Association)

  • Leitzinger Racing: Manufacturer’s Championship, GTU Class – Slicks
  • ‘92 & ‘93 Driver’s Championship, GTU Class – Slicks

 

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