October 20, 2016

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires® continues its support of amateur road racing with VIP track services and an on-site hospitality area at the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™, the longest endurance road race in North America.  This year’s race will take place December 3-4 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in the rolling Northern California foothills.  Competitors using Toyo® Proxes® tires will enjoy access to the Toyo Tires hospitality area including meals on Friday (lunch and dinner), Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack), and Sunday (breakfast and lunch).

Registered participants will also receive free mounting and balancing services from Thunderhill AIM Tire on all preorders and via trackside service at Thunderhill Raceway Park from December 2-4.  The program applies to racers using the Toyo Proxes® RS1™ full-slick, the Proxes® RR DOT competition, the Proxes® R888™ and the new Proxes® R888R™ tires in dry conditions; while the Proxes® R1R™ and Proxes® RA1™ are approved for wet use.

“Toyo Tires continues to demonstrate the importance they place on the road racing community”, said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. “This VIP program has quickly become a staple at the biggest pro-am endurance race in North America drawing interest from nearly every team in the paddock and we’re thrilled Toyo Tires is hosting it again this year.”

This is the 14th year Toyo Tires has been the Official Tire of NASA and the fifth year the company has provided VIP track services to support racers in the 25-Hours of Thunderhill.

“We continue to be ‘all in’ with our unrivaled support of the 25-Hours,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “Amateur road racing represents the heart and soul of our Proxes competition line of tires.  We are proud to support our loyal race teams in their quest to ‘Survive the 25’.”

Space for this special program is limited.  Racers must register for the VIP hospitality at toyotires.com/races-and-places/racer-direct-program and tire purchases must be made through one of the following dealers by November 21.

AIM Tire.
Ron Cortez
(707) 938-9193
[email protected]

Thunderhill AIM Tire
Jim Thompson
(530) 519-2201
[email protected]l.com

To learn more about the 25-Hours of Thunderhill, check out https://nasa25hour.com/.  For more information about the Toyo Tires contingency offered for NASA competitors, go to https://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies.

About Toyo Tires®

Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for 70 years. The company offers a full line of premium tires for nearly every vehicle including light trucks, SUVs, crossovers, sports cars, luxury cars and hybrids as well as commercial trucks.  Many of the tires are built in the United States at their state-of-the-art factory in White, Georgia. To find the right tire for your vehicle as well as an authorized dealer, visit www.toyotires.com.  Be sure to join the Toyo Tires community on:  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  Photos of the 25-Hours of Thunderhill are available at:

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