All this week, Toyota engineers have been putting their racing skills to the test driving in the One Lap of America endurance race. Early tomorrow morning, the racers will have driven 3,456 miles over the course of seven days.
The race started May 2nd in South Bend, Indiana, and made stops in Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Pueblo, Colorado; Fort Worth, Texas; Plano, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Bowling Green, Kentucky. Then, on Saturday, May 9th, the race finished off where it started back in South Bend.
Two Toyota engineers, Anthony Magagnoli and Stephen Byington, drove a specially built TRD Scion FR-S in the race. They, along with 10 other production engineers, all worked together to prepare the car for the race.
“A race like the One Lap, is a true test of man and machine, said lead driver and Toyota Instrumentation Engineer Anthony Magagnoli, in a statement. “Not only is the vehicle pushed to its limits covering nearly 4,000 miles in seven days with race events at 10 racetracks along the way, but the driver and co-driver are pushed to the max as well having to endure long hours in transit between events with no support crew to help with repairs or maintenance along the way.”
To catch up on all the race action, check out updates, pictures, and videos on the Toyota Production Engineering Motorsports Facebook page.