CYPRESS, Calif. (March 28, 2006) — Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. is sponsoring the NOPI Drag Racing Association (NDRA) amateur and professional race series in 2006.
Besides drag races, NDRA events include an array of competitions that include burnout contests, car shows, dyno contests, db drags and bikini contests, according to Cypress-based Toyo, which also is the NDRA's official tire and contingency sponsor.
Toyo's latest sponsorship follows on the heels of its announcement yesterday that it will be the 2006 season sponsor of the Xtreme Rock Race Association (XRRA).
The NOPI (Number One Parts Inc.) association, operated by NOPI Motorsports L.L.C., plans to hold 12 events, beginning with the second annual Spring Break Nationals at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.
Toyo's sponsorship reflects its ongoing support of the tuner lifestyle, according to Greg Vandermark, the firm's senior marketing manager, motorsports and events. “We are excited to be a part of the NDRA series,” he said. “The energy and enthusiasm at NDRA events is off-the-charts and we look forward to a great 2006 season.”
More information on upcoming NDRA events is available at www.nopi.com.