Toyo Tires has a long history of supporting grass roots motorsports in Canada. In the article below Jason Sharpe from the Toyo Tires F1600 series provides a summary of the 2014 season and talks about the resurgence of open wheel racing in Canada.The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, sanctioned by CASC – Ontario Region, is the premiere open wheel road racing series based in Ontario.
Posted: Aug 28, 2014
For the past 13 years some of the best tarmac rally racers from North America have traveled to Newfoundland to compete in the Targa rally that twists and winds its way over six days and 2,000 kilometers through some of the harshest and most scenic terrain that province has to offer.
Posted: Jul 31, 2014
It’s no secret that racing is an expensive sport. In addition to buying a car racers can spend a significant amount of time and money upgrading the engine, suspension and brakes all in the hopes of making it around the track a second or two faster than their competitors.
Posted: Jun 27, 2014
Area 27 is Canada’s first motorsports country club, located in the southern Okanagan region of British Columbia. The Club’s name honours legendary Canadian F1 driver, and project partner, Jacques Villeneuve.
Posted: May 07, 2014
The list of Canadian racers is long and storied with names like John Duff, Kay Petre, Ron Fellows, Scott Goodyear, and father and son duo Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve. While there’s no reason to expect that Canada’s success behind the wheel won’t continue with the likes of Scott Hargrove and Toyo Tires F1600 alumni James Hinchcliff, we’ve had limited success in other areas of racing.
Posted: Nov 18, 2013
TweetThis is one of the easiest parts of tire maintenance that you can do yourself.Tire pressure is the measurement of air in a vehicle's tires, most commonly referred to as PSI or pounds per square inch. If you don’t have one already, it’s a good idea to purchase an accurate tire gauge and check your tire pressures and their overall condition at least once a month and especially before any long road trips.
Posted: Nov 05, 2013
Well, they actually have been for a while … that is to say, they’ve been using nuts in their winter tire technology.
Posted: Oct 15, 2013
Temperatures are cooling across the country and fall will soon roll into winter. It’s around this time each year that we get asked the same question “when should I put my winter tires on?” Well, it’s not Halloween, Thanksgiving or the first snowfall as many might think. Actually, the best time to have your winter tires installed has more to do with the temperature than the date.
Posted: Oct 15, 2013
Earlier this year I had an interesting conversation with a business associate. It made me take a second look at how we promote our products and how the tire industry in general gets caught up in saying things like “ultimate performance”, or “a performance tire for drivers who want it all.” Sounds exciting but how many drivers do these statements actually apply to? About 6 months prior to our chat, my friend had purchased her dream vehicle … a shiny white BMW SUV. Nice ride!
Posted: Oct 08, 2013
The signs of fall are all around us. The leaves are turning colour, birds are flying south, and hockey season is finally here. The arrival of fall also means a change in driving conditions. Gone are the bright sunny days of summer, replaced with the darker autumn commutes often with inclement rainy or foggy weather. With that in mind, I wanted to share some advice from the Ontario Ministry of Transport specifically for driving- during foggy conditions.