Toyo Tires Supports Formula Off-Rad
CYPRESS, Calif. – Toyo Tires is now the official tire of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road. As a result, all Stadium Super Trucks running in the series will compete on Toyo Open Country A/T II tires.
The series was founded by former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Robby Gordon, who is also an off-road champion and long-time Team Toyo driver. The 600-plus horsepower SST trucks tackle a serpentine race course with ramp jumps that can launch them 20 feet in the air. Speeds can reach as high as 130-mph, making for a true spectacle to excite the fans.
This marks an expanded partnership between the two organizations as Toyo Tires supported the then Stadium SUPER Trucks in its inaugural season last year and celebrated winning the overall championship with Gordon.
“Toyo Tires is both excited and proud to be the exclusive tire selected by Robby Gordon for the 2014 SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road series,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “By winning the inaugural Stadium SUPER Truck championship last year, we have proven that Toyo Open Country tires are up to the task of being the spec tire of this exciting series.”
“Toyo Tires has been a partner of Formula Off-Road since its inception,” said Gordon. “We are obviously grateful for their support, but more importantly the tires they provide our competitors are extremely reliable and fit the series perfectly. The same tires we race on the SSTs are on my personal vehicle and we race a similar tire in other off-road races including the Dakar Rally and Baja 1000. Even with the abuse we put on the Toyo Open Country tires they always perform for us, its great to have Toyo Tires back in the Formula Off-Road Series again for our second season.”