Yokohama Tire returning to SCCA Solo Competition!

Yokohama Tires

FULLERTON, CA. – (Jan. 26, 2010) –Yokohama Tire Corporation is returning to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) as a contingency sponsor for the 2010 Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour and Solo National Championships. Yokohama’s ADVAN Neova® AD08 ultra high-performance tire is now eligible for the SCCA’s contingency program for the series and championship.

“It’s great to be back with the SCCA,” said Duane Sampson, Yokohama brand manager. “The drivers that compete in the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour and Solo National Championships definitely know, understand and appreciate ultra high-performance tires like the Neova AD08. This is an excellent place to showcase the capability of the tire and support grassroots motorsports.”

The 10-event “Road to Lincoln” series (including the National Championships), kicks-off March 13 with the Dixie National Tour at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, Georgia. The National Championships are in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 8 at Lincoln Airport.

“Solo” racing is SCCA’s brand name for autocross competition. Solo events are driving skill contests that emphasize the driver’s ability and the car’s handling characteristics by driving a course that is designated by traffic cones on a low-hazard location, such as a parking lot or inactive airstrip.  The events attract a full range of imported and domestic sports cars, sedans and purpose-built race cars.

For specific contingency details on participating classes, eligibility and decal requirements, visit http://www.scca.org or call SCCA: 800/770-2055.

SCCA Solo National Tour

2010 Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour Schedule

March 13, Dixie National Tour, South Georgia Motorsports Park, Adel, Georgia
March 27, Texas National Tour, Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells, Texas
April 10, San Diego National Tour, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
May 15, Wendover National Tour (Western States Championship), Wendover Airport, Wendover, Utah
May 29, Blytheville National Tour (Southern States Championship), Arkansas Aeroplex, Blytheville, Arkansas
July 3, Peru National Tour (Northern States Championship), Grissom Aeroplex, Peru, Indiana
July 10, Finger Lakes National Tour, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, New York
August 7, Packwood National Tour, Hampton Mills, Packwood, Washington
September 8, Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championship, Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska
October 23, Tire Rack Tri-State Championship National Tour, Arkansas Aeroplex, Blytheville, Arkansas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in the United States, Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec™ – the world’s first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.

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