The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) has announced that Toyo Tires has been selected as the spec tire for the series for the 2003 season. All USTCC cars shall race on Toyo's legendary Proxes RA-1 tire. The competitors shall have a choice of 205/40-17 or 235/45-17 sizes.
"The RA-1's long life and consistent excellent performance make it a perfect tire for the series and should really help reduce costs for the teams. Racing is never cheap. Whenever we can do something to reduce costs, that is always a good thing." said Ali Arsham, USTCC Series Coordinator.
All USTCC races are sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) where Toyo has been a long-time supporter. This announcement reflects the strengthening of that relationship for 2003. A tremendous number of NASA members have already made Toyo their brand of choice and the brand has been extremely popular in NASA Chapters nationwide.
Toyo has offered a great program of prizes and a package of advertising money is also included in the deal to gain exposure for USTCC and Toyo through the national print media.