Toyo-sponsored racer sets Vegas track records on street legal tires

Jan. 1, 2020
JC Meynet, driver of the AQ Motorsports/Toyo Tires 2006 Subaru WRX STI, has broken the overall track records for the Redline Time Attack modified and modified AWD classes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while running on Proxes R888 street legal r-compoun

JC Meynet, driver of the AQ Motorsports/Toyo Tires 2006 Subaru WRX STI, has broken the overall track records for the Redline Time Attack modified and modified AWD classes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while running on Proxes R888 street legal r-compound tires.

Meynet’s 550-horsepower Subaru blistered the 2.2-mile exterior road course in 1:43 flat. At the end of the day, he defeated all 21 other Modified class cars and beat all but three of the 12 unlimited class cars, which are much lighter and compete on slicks, according to Stan Chen, Toyo’s manager of events and motorsports.

“Meynet has raised the bar to a new height in the modified category of Time Attack, and we are proud to be a part of his effort,” Chen says.

“Our Toyo’s worked flawlessly all day just as they have for us over the past two years,” reports Meynet.

“The tires performed predictably and at the highest level from the warm-up lap to the cool-off lap,” he says.

“These R888s are easy to set up and respond predictably to suspension and pressure adjustments; it was easy to hit our target pressure and temperature, which is key to success,” notes Meynet.

“These tires were still able to set winning lap times even after substantial wear and work great throughout their temperature range,” he says.

“It’s amazing how well these tires perform on a race track, lapping almost as fast as dedicated qualifying slicks,” Meynet adds. “The fact that they are truly street legal and have full depth tread is nothing short of amazing.”

For more information, visit www.toyotires.com.

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