Press Release

Jun. 07, 2021

TOYO TIRE Supports Teams for Competing in the SCORE Baja 500 with OPEN COUNTRY

Hyogo, Japan — June 7, 2021 — Toyo Tire Corporation (Headquarters: Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture; President & CEO: Takashi Shimizu; hereinafter, “Toyo Tire”) announces that it will team up with its U.S. sales subsidiary, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., (hereinafter “TTC”) and its Mexican sales subsidiary, NT Mexico S. De R.L. De C.V., (hereinafter, “NTM”), to supply Toyo OPEN COUNTRY tire series, designed for pickup trucks and SUVs, for supporting the performances of teams that will be competing in the 53rd SCORE Baja 500, to be held in Baja California, Mexico from June 9 to June 13th.

Left : Bryce Menzies's vehicle; right: Andy McMillin's vehicle
                   (Left : Bryce Menzies's vehicle; right: Andy McMillin's vehicle)


The SCORE BAJA 500, is the second race of the SCORE World Desert Championship (4 races in total) and is known as one of the toughest off-road races in the world.
The 500 miles (approx. 800 km) course race starts from Ensenada, a town in the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The participants will run the course with high speeds over heavily undulating desert terrain and rocky mountain ranges. Finishing the sandy and rocky course within the time limit calls for not only excellent driving technique but also a highly durable tires that deliver race-winning performance.
Toyo Tire will supply Toyo OPEN COUNTRY M/T-R, a specially tuned racing version of the OPEN COUNTRY M/T which are highly rated in the U.S. for pick-up trucks and SUVs for serious off-road driving, to the teams. The OPEN COUNTRY tire series has undergone years of development based on technical feedback and experience accumulated through off-road races all over the world.

* Watch last year’s race action on YouTube.



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The OPEN COUNTRY tire Series is Toyo Tire's flagship brand targeting to the SUV market. Toyo Tire has helped vehicles equipped with OPEN COUNTRY to achieve numerous outstanding results in international races, which give the opportunity to hone the durability and resistance for the external damage to a high degree of perfection. The excellent basic performance and aggressive pattern design is highly rated in the U.S., where the large SUVs are particularly popular. OPEN COUNTRY also released raised white letter tires, which has a good reputation among outdoor and trend favor consumer in Japan.



Toyo Tire Corporation
Corporate Communications Dept.
Hyogo Head office Telephone: +81-72-789-9100 Facsimile: +81-72-773-3272

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