Toyo drivers take home numerous trophies at sports car championship

Jan. 1, 2020
Racers equipped with Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tires scored seven wins and swept three podium finishes in the Street Touring classes during the recent 38th running of the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Solo National Championship in Linco
Racers equipped with Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tires scored seven wins and swept three podium finishes in the Street Touring classes during the recent 38th running of the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Solo National Championship in Lincoln, Neb.

Using coned courses set up on the open expanses of the Lincoln Airpark, 1,200 of the country's top amateur racers converged, making it the largest competition of its kind in the world.

Team Toyo's Jeffrey Wong captured the ST class win with his 1991 Honda Civic Si, while Bill Bounds scored a second place finish in Tim Smith's 1989 Honda Civic Si. Smith came in fourth.

Successful Team Toyo women included Leslie Cohen, who won the ST Ladies class driving a 1989 Honda Civic Si, while Michelle Seelig finished second in STS Ladies while driving a 1989 Honda CRX Si.

 

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Another Team Toyo cone specialist, Ken Motonishi, scored the first-ever SCCA Solo National Championship win for the STR class. He defeated a field of 51 cars while behind the wheel of his 2009 Mazda MX-5.

"This was a big win for me, especially as the class had 51 drivers and we were one of the only people in the class on Toyo tires," says Motonishi. "My 17-inch Proxes R1R tires proved to be the right fit for us. They had no issues, delivered high grip, were confidence inspiring – not lacking in any department."

"This has been an outstanding week for the Proxes R1R in SCCA racing, and we are proud it has become the tire of choice for capturing championships," notes Stan Chen, the company's manager of events and motorsports.

For more information, visit www.toyotires.com.

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