NASA is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires will continue as the
Official Tire of the National Auto Sport Association in 2018. This
represents the 16th year that NASA and Toyo Tires have been
committed to expanding the sport of amateur road racing throughout the
US. As part of that long-standing partnership program, NASA is excited
to announce the official 2018 Toyo Tires Contingency Support Program.
A few seasons ago, we were privileged to announce a newly revamped
spec tire program that 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 Trial are again included
in the industry-leading program and your chance at winning “Toyo Bucks”
for the 2018 race season has never been better.
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 has also been revamped, offering competitors the chance to grab
up to $1,800 in Toyo bucks per weekend.
“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, 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.”
“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, 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! We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue this
relationship with Toyo Tires as the Official Tire of NASA.”
As announced earlier, Toyo Tires will offer the most lucrative NASA
Championships prize package to date 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, TX in September.
Toyo Tires is also offering the largest single payout in the history of
amateur road racing during the inaugural Toyo Tires Classic. This unique
race will award the overall winner with a cash payout of up to $80,000
and over 130,000 in total cash awards to the Spec Miata competitors
during this historic event. All told, Toyo Tires is making well over
$1,000,000 in awards available to NASA competitors during the 2018
These programs are available beginning immediately for NASA
competitors. For complete details on the Toyo Tires Contingency Program
please visit prizes.drivenasa.com.