Richmond, CA (01/28/2008) — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuation of Toyo Tires' sponsorship of NASA programs for 2008. Toyo will remain the Official Tire of NASA and NASA's choice for all spec tire racing classes. Toyo has continued their generous “Toyo Dollars” programs that allow top-finishing racers to receive rebates on their future tire purchases. Most NASA spec tire classes will run on the time tested Proxes RA-1 race tire which has proven to provide excellent value and an even playing field for racers in those classes. Additionally, some NASA classes will be racing on Toyo's next generation Proxes R888 competition DOT radial which includes new technology while maintaining the traditional Toyo values of long life, consistent performance, and good value.
The Toyo contingency program provides more than $1,000,000 of contingency value to NASA racers, which makes this program incredibly beneficial to the competitors and one of the most lucrative programs in the sport. 14 racing classes are eligible for this program and a top driver can receive up to $2,000 in contingency for regional race wins over a season. Furthermore, Toyo will pay out awards of $1000, $500, and $250 in additional contingency money to the top 3 finishers in the regional Championship battles. The contingency has also been improved over past years as classes with only 3 cars will now receive greater rewards than ever before.
"We are very excited about Toyo's new racing tire and we are even more pleased that they continue to offer more benefits to our racers each year," said Ryan Flaherty NASA's National Chairman.
Toyo Tire (USA) Corporation will provide sponsorship and support for the 2008 race season of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) as follows:
All NASA Race Series
- The following program will be applied to all "Regional" NASA race classes that specifically require the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 to be the spec. tire for the class.
- To be eligible for this program, competitors must be using the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 competition tire. Use of a different Toyo tire product does not qualify for this program.
- To be eligible for this program, competitors must display at least four “Toyo Tires” decals (2”x18” size) on their racecar. One decal must be placed on each side of the car as well as one on the front and one on the rear of the racecar. Failure to follow this requirement will result in exclusion from the program.
- The program will be as follows:
REBATE AWARD FOR 5 OR MORE STARTERS IN CLASS
1st Place = 150 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
2nd Place = 100 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
3rd Place = 75 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
4th Place = 50 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
5th Place = 25 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
REBATE AWARD FOR 3 - 4 STARTERS IN CLASS
1st Place = 40 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
2nd Place = 30 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate
3rd Place = 20 “Toyo Dollars” rebate certificate