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Toyo extends contract with Robby Gordon through 2010.

Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation announces that it has extended the contract of Team ToyoT Off-Road driver, Robby Gordon, through 2010. Gordon will continue to compete on Toyo's Open Country M/TT tires in SCORE-International off-road racing events such as the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 as well as the international Dakar rally.

Driving his 2WD Chevy Silverado trophy truck, Gordon delivered Toyo's first overall win in the legendary Baja 1000 in 2006 and has won races as a Team Toyo driver including the Las Vegas Terrible's Cup II and the Best in the Desert Blue Water Resort and Casino Parker 425. At this year's Baja 500, Gordon charged from a starting position of 22nd to finish a remarkable second overall in the event.

During Dakar 2007, Gordon piloted his Team Dakar USA Hummer H3 racer to an eighth place overall finish. In addition, the team won Stage 6 of the event, making it the first-ever Dakar stage victory for an American-made vehicle.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Robby Gordon. Together we have seen much success including a big win at the Baja 1000. We look forward to more great performances, both at Baja and Dakar and to apply the knowledge we have learned to future product development", commented Steve Weinger, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation.

"I am very excited to extend my relationship with Toyo Tires in Off-road racing through 2010. Toyo's commitment to build the best off-road tires in the industry is unbelievable. Toyo has produced a tire that can withstand the terrain from the toughest of Baja to the wildest of Dakar. Everything that is learned while testing and racing is eventually used to produce the best consumer tire available. We look forward to future success with Toyo Tires and let the competition be scared," said Robby Gordon of his continued association with Toyo.

2007/07/11 | 13:24 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Toyo

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