Toyo to back championship runs

TOYO OFFERS LARGE CASH PRIZES FOR NASA CHAMPIONSHIPS NASA is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires will offer a lucrative prize package to the top finishers at the inaugural NASA Championship event at Mid Ohio on September 14-17th, 2006. Toyo is...

TOYO OFFERS LARGE CASH PRIZES FOR NASA CHAMPIONSHIPS

NASA is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires will offer a lucrative prize package to the top finishers at the inaugural NASA Championship event at Mid Ohio on September 14-17th, 2006. Toyo is offering over $168,000 in cash awards to NASA racers that run in the classes that specify the Toyo Proxes RA1 tire. "This package really affirms Toyo's high level of support and commitment to our racers," said Ryan Flaherty NASA's National Chairman. "This is the first time that our racers can earn a NASA National Championship and this level of sponsorship will only add to the significance of that achievement."

Toyo Tires Senior Director of Marketing, Travis Roffler said, "The NASA Championship event allows us to support the most prestigious event in NASA racing and it is an honor to offer this prize package. Toyo is proud to support this series and we look forward to an exciting race season."

The cash award program will apply to the race classes at the NASA Championship event which use the Toyo Proxes RA1 as the required tire. The eligible classes are:


American Iron (AI)
Camaro-Mustang Challenge (CMC)
Spec. Miata (SM)
Spec. Miata 2 (SM2)
944-Spec
SE-R Cup SR Division
Spec Focus
GTI Cup Honda Challenge U (HU)
Honda Challenge 1 (H1)
Honda Challenge 2 (H2)
Honda Challenge 3 (H3)
Honda Challenge 4 (H4)
Honda Challenge 5 (H5)
Pro-7
Spec E30

The contingency program will award drivers a cash payout in the following amounts based on number of starters in class:

30 or more in class
1st Place = $4,000 cash
2nd Place = $3,000 cash
3rd Place = $2,000 cash
4th Place = $1,000 cash
5th Place = $750 cash
6th Place = $500 cash

15-29 in class
1st Place = $2,000 cash
2nd Place = $1,500 cash
3rd Place = $1,000 cash
4th Place = $500 cash
5th Place = $350 cash

10-14 in class
1st Place = $1,000 cash
2nd Place = $750 cash
3rd Place = $500 cash
4th Place = $400 cash
5th Place = $300 cash

Founded in 1991, the National Auto Sport Association is a membership-driven organization that stages over 120 professionally managed events for automobile racers and driving enthusiasts coast to coast. With more than 10,000 members in 15 chapters nationwide, NASA's amateur racing programs cover a variety of motorsport disciplines, including competition road racing, high-performance driving events for street-licensed cars, rallying, autocross, drifting and time trial competitions. For more information visit Toyo Tires <www.toyo.com> .

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