Toyo Driver Gordon Wins Baja 500
Victory in the 41st Baja 500 has gone to Toyo supported US driver Robby Gordon. Gordon, driving a Chevrolet truck fitted with Toyo 37 x 13.50 R17 Open Country M/T-R race tyres, covered the 700 kilometre Mexican race at an average of around 80 km/h, enough to give him wins in two of the season’s three races.
“I am really excited with the way that the Toyo tyres performed in the Baja 500,” commented Gordon. “We had zero flat tyres and very good management. With a tyre that performs like this, it is going to make it tough for the competition to beat us.”
Together since 2005, Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires have won multiple races, including the 2006 Baja 1000. Toyo manufactures and distributes Open Country lines including products such as the Open Country H/T for highway driving, Open Country A/T for all terrain use, and the off-road capable Open Country M/T to overseas markets, including North America and European countries.