Toyo Tires partners with Stadium Super Trucks
Cypress, Calif.-Toyo Tire U.S.A Corp. announced its partnership with Robby Gordon Off-Road’s Stadium Super Trucks (SST), becoming the first tire manufacturer to sign for the 2013 inaugural season of thrilling, stadium-style off-road racing.
Robby Gordon Off-Road’s Stadium Super Trucks is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing action in the greatest venues across North America.
Toyo Tires will have multiple Stadium Super Trucks equipped with its popular Open Country M/T including that of No. 7 Robby Gordon. Toyo Tires first partnered with Gordon in 2006 and have maintained a winning relationship ever since. Gordon has delivered multiple championships, wins, and podium finishes for the Toyo Tires brand. Accomplishments include the 2012 Best in the Desert Class 1500 Champion and Best in the Desert Grand Champion, 2009 SCORE Overall Point Champion and SCORE Trophy-Truck Champion, Overall 2006 Baja 1000 Winner and many Dakar Rally Stage wins.
Additional drivers representing Toyo Tires series will be announced at a later date. Toyo Tires will also be the presenting tire sponsor at two televised events including the Season Opener at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on April 6.
“To have Toyo Tires come on board as the first tire manufacturer for Stadium Super Trucks Series is a big deal,” said Series president Robby Gordon. “I’ve had a great relationship with Toyo Tires over my racing career and I think it’s great for them to join our series and understand my vision for the future of off-road racing. I’m thankful and excited to start providing some great events for fans to enjoy.”
“Robby Gordon’s new Stadium Super Truck series will take off-road racing to the next level, introducing the sport to a new and larger audience both in stadiums across North America and on NBC television,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We look forward to being a part of the excitement and competition while showcasing the quality and performance of our tires on super trucks driven by the world’s best off-road racers.”
All 12 SST events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and five on NBC Sports. Check local listings for channels and times.
Venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis), Soldier Field (Chicago), The Georgia Dome (Atlanta), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington), Metro Dome (Minneapolis), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas), and one to-be-named international event.
Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon Off-Road’s Stadium Super Trucks Series at www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.