Yeah, they were seen at RM 16 with SIX BFG tires. Not sure there was an attempt to run TOYO.Toyo provides tire decals to their sponsored teams. My guess is these guyS must have got some deal with Toyo but only weee able to get enough tires to roll through tech with and they slapped decals on all of the spares hoping no one would notice. This is purely my personal guess, no clue or insight to the real story.
Wouldnt take any time at all, less than 5 mins per tire. Use the "throw away" part of an old sticker, theres the stencil. Then grab a can of white spray paint, mask and spray. 5 mins per tire...I just wondered how a last minute tire error gave enough time to make and paint a stencil. Who has cans on paint that dont match anything else on the truck. If you are going to eat a mess up...eat it.
We never ran BFG when sponsored by Yokes intentionally. 1 time at the Score Primm 300 we ran out of spares and had to borrow a BFG. The guys from Yokohama were there and we told them of our predicament. We came close to borrowing BFG’s at the SF 250 a bunch of years ago but I think we made it on our supply of Yokes. I wasn’t at every pit so I can’t be 100% on that.Not the first guy to roll through tech in the sponsors tires then run BFG's race day.
Cough cough PAB.......