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BITD: LeDucs score third consecutive Victory in the BITD

Curt and Todd LeDuc, father and son racers from Cherry Valley, California, with navigator Brent Wendt; captured their third consecutive Class 8000 Best In The Desert racing series win on Toyo Open Country M/TR tires during the TSCO "Vegas to Reno" race this past weekend. Billed as "The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States", the Las Vegas-to-Reno race is 565-miles in length over a variety of punishing terrain across the vast Nevada desert.

The win is especially sweet as the LeDuc's Rockstar Energy Drink/Toyo Tires/Skyjacker Ford truck started in 109th position out of 149-competitors, yet finished fourth overall. The team competed on the same front tires during the entire race, while making a standard rear tire change during the half way point of the event.

"We never had any tire failures during the entire race," said Todd LeDuc. "The last hill before the finish is the most challenging because it is covered with sharp rocks. We were surprised and relieved to not have to replace a tire in that section. Our Toyo's were great."

The LeDucs are dominating the 2007 Class 8000 points in Best In The Desert. Besides the three consecutive victories in the Best In The Desert off-road series, the LeDucs also competed in the SNORE KC HiLights Midnight Special in June, winning their class in that race as well. Last weekend's victory makes it four consecutive desert race wins in a row for the team.

"The LeDucs have been unstoppable in desert racing and we congratulate them on winning their fourth consecutive race in 2007," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation. "Their victories also demonstrate the toughness and winning capability of Toyo's Open Country M/T."

To learn more about the LeDucs, members of Team Toyo Off-Road, as well as the remarkable Open Country M/T, log on to [ ]. Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

2007/08/29 | 16:38 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Toyo Tires

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