Toyota will be entering its eight season of USAC competition in 2013. Since the program’s inception, Toyota-powered drivers have won 71 races in the National Midget Car Series, Silver Crown and Sprint Car racing. Included among the victories are three consecutive wins in the Turkey Night Grand Prix Midget Car events from 2010-2012, the Night Before the 500, the Copper World Classic and back-to-back Hoosier Hundreds in 2011-2012.
Toyota-powered drivers also have won three individual driving championships with Jerry Coons Jr. taking the Silver Crown title in 2009 and Nic Faas and Alex Schutte earning top honors in Western State Midgets in 2008 and 2010. Also in 2010, Kody Swanson became the first Toyota driver to win in all three national classes in the same season with wins in Midgets, Silver Crown and Sprint cars. In 2011, Toyota rookie Kyle Larson earned AARWBA first-team All-American honors.
This past season, Bryan Clauson also drove Toyota-powered Midget and Silver Crown cars – winning in each – on the way to the USAC National Driver’s Championship, while Keith Kunz Motorsports earned the Owners championship in Midget competition. Overall, Toyota-powered entries won 14 Midge Car Series races, while placing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the championship, while Toyota Silver Crown won five events.