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unnamed (37)ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Robby Gordon Off-Road, Toyo Tires and Magnificent Seven (MAG-7) have partnered to deliver full on-course race support for 12 of North America’s top off-road events, including all SCORE-International (SCORE) and Best in the Desert (BITD) races beginning with the SCORE San Felipe 250 on Jan. 22-25.

The program will allow all competitors racing on Toyo Tires to have full pit support from MAG-7 including its legendary fuel and tire service with team-specified fuel and choice of Toyo® Open Country® racing tires. At all BITD events Robby Gordon Off-Road will have main pit set up in addition to on-course pit support.

Pit-support is available to all competitors at no charge, with the exception of fuel and tires, provided the teams compete on Toyo Tires.

Participation in the program automatically includes entry into the Toyo Tires contingency program. First-place finishes in Trophy Truck or Class 1400 will earn competitors $3,000 in Toyo Bucks, second-place $2,000 and third-place $1,000. Class 1, Class 1500 or Class 6100 will earn $1,500 in Toyo Bucks for first place, $1,000 for second place and $750 for third.

Toyo Bucks can be redeemed for Toyo racing tires, passenger tires or light truck tires.

Toyo Tires has become the No. 1 performing tire in off-road racing due to significant investments in engineering and research and development specifically targeted toward its off-road tires. Not only have Gordon, B.J. Baldwin and Kyle LeDuc earned off-road championships on Toyo Tires, but Gordon has also raced more than 10,000 miles on Toyo Tires in the rugged Dakar Rally since 2012 without having a single tire failure.

Robby Gordon Off-Road and MAG-7 will provide these services at the following races:

•SCORE San-Felipe Baja 250, Jan. 22-25
•King of the Hammers, Feb. 2-6
•BITD Bluewater Parker 425, Feb. 6-8
•SCORE Baja Sur 500, April 17-19
•BITD Mint 400, March 13-15
•NORRA Mexican 1000, April 25-29
•BITD Silverstate 300, May 1-3
•SCORE Baja 500, June 5-7
•BITD Vegas to Reno, Aug. 13-15
•BITD Bluewater Challenge, Oct. 9-11
•SCORE Baja 1000, Nov. 18-21
•BITD Henderson 250, Dec. 4-6

Toyo race tires are available in six different sizes from Robby Gordon Off-Road. These choices also include a UTV spec. For more details on the Toyo Open Country racing tires, including a list of sizes, visit www.toyoracingtires.com.

Contact:

Robby Gordon Off-Road
Steve Abrahams

sabrahams@toyoracingtires.com

844.749.4335

The 2015 Dakar Rally is now complete.  There was a lot to learn on our inaugural trip to South America with Toyo Tires.  With our crews at home and on the ground, we were able to figure some of the behind the scenes workings of the largest motorsport event in the world.

unnamed (29)BEHIND THE SCENES OF DAKAR TV
The Dakar, being the Olympics of Off-Road racing, has competitors from every continent. Media coverage at the Dakar Rally has global dimensions as well. As the rally moves from location to location and so does the entire TV production.  The A.S.O. produces its own daily TV program that then gets distributed to various participating countries TV networks. In the US, NBC Sports is the network that delivers daily highlights and updates from the race.  Read More→

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Speed Energy Robby GordonEnsenada, B.C., Mexico (June 2, 2013) – As near perfect weather conditions blanketed the Baja California desert, 32 trophy trucks gathered in Ensenada for the running of the prestigious 45th Annual Tecate Baja 500. This event saw Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., back behind the wheel of his familiar SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI No. 77 Chevrolet Trophy Truck for the first time since dominating the Parker 425 in February. Read More→

ROBBY GORDON DOMINATES PARKER 425

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Parker, Ariz. (February 5, 2013) – For the second year in a row, Robby Gordon dominated the Parker 425. This was the first appearance of the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck since the 2012 San Felipe 250.

The SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck was quick from the start of qualifying on Thursday to the conclusion of the 425-mile lap race on Saturday. Gordon qualified second behind pole winner Rob MacCachren, which resulted in him starting the race one minute behind MacCachren. With an impressive start, Gordon caught and passed MacCachren within 20 minutes. Gordon talked to his crew about transmission heating issues after pushing the truck hard for the first 18 miles. MacCachren stayed within 10 seconds of Gordon for a few miles until Gordon eventually ran away from him. Gordon would then battle with Jason Voss, the fourth place starter, for the lead; Voss would stay within a few minutes of Gordon on corrected time until the second lap. At that point, Gordon’s crew made an incredible pit stop at mid-way. The SPEED Energy crew changed two tires and filled the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck with fuel in just 57 seconds. When the two drivers reached Lap 3, Gordon had pulled ahead of Voss by nearly 6 minutes and 32 seconds physically but only 4 minutes and 32 seconds on corrected time. Gordon would maintain that lead for the final lap, carefully passing slower vehicles on the course. He was the first Trophy Truck to cross the finish line, resulting in a memorable and flawless race for Gordon and navigator Charlie Holbrook. Read More→

Charlotte, N.C. (December 4, 2012) – With no desert too large and no mountain too tall, the SPEED Energy HUMMER on victory proven Toyo Tires will once again attempt to conquer the world’s most famous off-road event. The custom-built Dakar HUMMER driven by Robby Gordon and navigator Kellon Walch will tackle more than 8000 Km / 4970 Mi from Peru through Argentina and ending in Santiago, Chile making it the ultimate off-road adventure; the 35th Annual Dakar Rally. Read More→

Todd LeDuc shed some weight during Saturday's Pro4 Unlimited race
The last time the LeDuc team visited Speedworld the course was not kind to them, particularly the brutal stutter bumps.  While the latest weekend of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) was not free of carnage for the LeDucs, they were rewarded for their never-say-die attitude.  Fans braved triple digit temperatures to see Kyle LeDuc qualify first on Friday, with his father Curt qualifying fifth in the No. 43 Makita Tools / Truxxx Lift and Level Ford.   Todd LeDuc tossed a driveshaft in practice, which forced him to start at the back of the pack for Saturday’s main event.  Read More→