PRO-3 announces Toyo Tires as Series Sponsor
PRO-3 has added Toyo Tires as a series sponsor. The PRO-3 class has been running the Toyo RA1 as their specification race tire since the inception of PRO-3 in 2002. PRO-3 has grown from 4 cars the first year, to anticipated grids of 20 cars for the Pacific Raceways races this year. PRO-3 will run a full 13-race schedule as part of ICSCC, competing at tracks in Seattle, Portland, Spokane and Mission BC.
Stan Chen, Manager of Motorsports and Events for Toyo Tires stated: “The Toyo RA1 has been the spec tire for the PRO-3 series since their inception in 2002. As we've watched the PRO-3 series grow, Toyo Tires is pleased to come on board this year as the series sponsor for 2007."
Payouts from Toyo Tires will be in the form of “Toyo Bucks” which can be redeemed for additional RA1 race tires. The size of the payout is based on the number of PRO-3 cars entered in each race and will be awarded as a raffle prize to one of the entrants. Each PRO-3 competitor who takes the green flag is eligible to win the Toyo Bucks raffle for that race. The breakdown for each race will be:
1-5 cars: $100 Toyo Bucks
6-10 cars: $200 Toyo Bucks
11-15 cars: $300 Toyo Bucks
16-20 cars: $400 Toyo Bucks
20+ cars: $500 Toyo Bucks
Lance Richert, PRO-3 liaison to Toyo said: “The PRO-3 drivers are really excited to have Toyo on board with us this year. This is a spec class, and we all race on a budget. Last year PRO-3 averaged 10 cars per race, this year we think we’ll have a few more each race. Toyo’s support will help stretch everyone’s racing budget a little more.”