GR Corolla Circuit Edition Continues in 2024
Toyota Motor North America has announced that the GR Corolla Circuit Edition will continue to be produced for model-year ’24.
“We are seeing a ton of enthusiasm and excitement for the GR Corolla, especially the Circuit Edition,” says Michael Tripp, Toyota vice president of marketing and communications. “When Toyota GR fans speak, we listen and our plans are to increase GR Corolla volume and continue offering the Circuit Edition as part of the GR Corolla lineup in 2024.”
Available at Toyota dealerships this coming spring, the ’23 GR Corolla Circuit Edition’s standard features will include a vented bulge hood, forged carbon-fiber roof, gloss black sporty rear spoiler, front and rear Torsen Limited-Slip Differentials (LSD) and red-painted GR logoed calipers. There will be around 1,500 Circuit Edition units produced for the continental United States for model-year ’23.
Other standard features on the ’23 Circuit Edition include Brin Naub suede and synthetic leather-trimmed sport seats with red accents, heated front seats and steering wheel, a leather-wrapped MORIZO signed shift knob and eight-speaker JBL Premium Audio with amplifier. Available colors include Ice Cap, Supersonic Red and Heavy Metal. For complete details of all GR Corolla models, visit www.toyota.com/grcorolla.
The ’24 GR Corolla Circuit Edition will carry over some of the standard features of the ’23 model; complete details will be announced later this year. Production of the Circuit Edition model for ’25 and beyond is still under consideration.
Goodguys to Start 40th Season in Fort Worth, Texas
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is kicking off its 40th anniversary car show season March 10–12 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The weekend brings together more than 2,500 of the southwest’s classics, hot rods, trucks and musclecars on display. Features will also include the LMC Ultimate Truck Showcase special exhibit and the Classic Performance Products (CPP) Autocross Racing Series with the Speedtech Performance Lone Star Shootout on Saturday afternoon.
There’s also a Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and Vendor/Manufacturers midway where enthusiasts can see and purchase the latest new hot-rod and musclecar products available. Saturday highlights include a Burnout Contest and vintage dragsters firing off during Nitro Thunderfest. Goodguys has also teamed up with Connors Foundation to help raise awareness and inclusion for Down Syndrome. For more information, visit www.good-guys.com/slsn.
OptiTorque Technologies Announces Vice President of Performance Sales and Marketing
OptiTorque Technologies has announced Brock White as vice president of performance sales and marketing. Based in North Texas, he will support sales and marketing efforts to help increase reach to accounts and events throughout the United States, the company stated. White brings more than 20 years of high-performance and motorsports experience to the newly created role. His prior experience is diverse across high-performance and racing disciplines, including import vehicles, drifting and budget endurance racing.
BOOSTane-Fueled Can-Am team Sweeps King of the Hammers
Kyle Chaney took his third crown at the 2023 King of the Hammers (KOH) as the first-place victor atop the podium, followed by the duo Hunter and Cody Miller of Miller Brothers racing. An essential product that fueled the top-three racers in the 4900 UTV Pro Stock Turbo class is the newly released race fuel line by BOOSTane, which was entrusted by Chaney and the Miller Brothers to provide their specifically formulated race fuels, UTV 96 and 109UL fuel, at the KOH. BOOSTane also partnered with Paul Wolff, who won the KOH Shootout this year and last. He also qualified No. 1 in the 4400. Wolff and his navigator Ryan Tewksbury from Crown Offroad Racing qualified in second place for the 4900 race.
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