Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will continue as the official tire of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). As part of this long-standing partnership program, Toyo Tires and NASA have also announced the official Toyo Tires Contingency Support Program for this year.
“A few seasons ago, a revamped spec tire program dramatically increased awards for competitors. New for 2018, Toyo Tires has done it again with their open tire class contingency offerings. Racing, Enduro and Time Trials are again included in the industry-leading program,” according to a statement by Toyo Tire.
American Iron, Spec Iron, Spec Z, and CMC classes will be eligible for over $5,000 in awards per weekend. Participants in the NASA Prototype NP01, Spec E46 and Factory Five classes will be eligible for up to $4,000 per weekend, while the classes of Spec Miata, Spec E30, Honda Challenge, and 944 Spec will be eligible for up to $2,000 in awards per weekend. The open tire portion of the Toyo Tires contingency program also has been revamped, and it will offer competitors the chance to win up to $1,800 in Toyo Bucks per weekend, according to the company.
“Giving back to the racing community and offering best-in-class products is part of our long-standing tradition at Toyo Tires,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager of motorsports at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We want NASA competitors to know that we stand with them as they go for the win and hope this bigger contingency program provides the additional support they might need to go for that championship.”
Toyo Tires also will offer a NASA Championships prize package with nearly $275,000 in cash awards and almost $50,000 in product support to competitors during the NASA Championships at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas in October, according to the company. In addition, it will offer a cash payout of up to $80,000 and over $130,000 in total cash awards to the Spec Miata competitors during the inaugural Toyo Tires Classic event. All told, Toyo Tires is making well over $1 million in awards available to NASA competitors during this year’s racing season.
“We always strive to secure the best programs in the industry for NASA competitors and having Toyo Tires with their commitment to the amateur racing community makes it much easier,” said Jeremy Croiset, vice president of NASA. “This new 2018 program rewards competitors with large contingency awards while providing tremendous support throughout the race season. This, plus the newly announced Toyo Tires Classic to take place during the NASA Championships, makes it an outstanding year to be a Toyo driver.”
For complete details on the Toyo Tires Contingency Program, visit prizes.drivenasa.com.