Tire Rack is very excited to further supplement our competitive autocross and road race tire selection with the Toyo brand. Toyo, an industry leader with over 60 years experience, believes in innovation through competition. This is showcased in their motorsport tires that are used in several NASA Spec racing series events. They actively participate in the Speed World Challenge GT and Touring Car series, as well as the world famous Dakar Rally.
Toyo Proxes RA1
Toyo Proxes R888
The Proxes RA1 is one of Toyo's classic designs. It's known for being very flexible with vehicle alignment settings, which makes it very popular for weekend competition on street vehicles. RA1 tires are usable in wet conditions at full tread depth. Some of the popular competition tires have a tendency to heat cycle past their prime while there's still tread left. This tire is known for handling heat cycling very well. RA1 tires provide an uncommon advantage to cost-conscious competitors who demand quick lap times and long life from their racing tires.
Toyo's R888 is a newer, more advanced tire. With an emphasis on improved design and compound, this tire can potentially be faster than its predecessor. Your vehicle's set-up and the smoothness of your technique contribute significantly to the faster lap times you'd experience. Racers would refer to this tire as a more "finesse" tire, not taking as well to "heavy hands."
Take a look at the tires available from Toyo to see which is the right one for your vehicle.