Bullrun romp highlights Toyo-sponsored vehicles and celebrities

Jan. 1, 2020
Toyo is competing in Bullrun, a cross-country rolling festival that started in Las Vegas and ends July 15 in Miami.
Toyo is competing in Bullrun, a cross-country rolling festival that started in Las Vegas and ends July 15 in Miami.

The Team Toyo entry is a 2008 BMW M3 constructed and provided by VF Engineering of Anaheim, Calif. The one-off, wide body creation features a supercharged engine producing 620-horsepower. Providing ground control are 20-inch Proxes T1R tires in sizes 275/30ZR20 (front) and 345/25ZR20 (rear).

Tested and proven on Germany’s famed Nürburgring, the ultra high performance summer tire delivers precision handling and braking performance for high-end sport sedans and coupes, according to Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing.

Team Toyo celebrities taking turns behind the wheel of the VF Engineering M3 will include actress Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica, UFC Lightweight Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, UFC Bantamweight Miguel Torres, Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett and former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard.

Also competing is Team Toyo off-road driver Robby Gordon in a brand new Toyo tires-equipped 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Fans will have an exclusive, inside look at www.twitter.com/toyotires and www.facebook.com/toyotires as Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, serves as co-driver while providing live Tweets and Facebook posts. Bullrun and the host of celebrities will also be featured on an MTV series later this year.

“Bullrun reflects our company philosophy of ‘Driven to Perform’ and we are excited to compete in this prestigious lifestyle event,” says Coleman “We encourage fans to experience this celebrity- filled rally and stay in touch with us and our celebrity drivers through the Toyo Tires Facebook and Twitter pages.”

For more information, visit www.toyotires.com and www.vf-engineering.com.

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