TOYOTAS IN IHRA PRO STOCK
Mike Castellana confirmed with Torco's CompetitionPlus.com that the Awesome Motorsports team were indeed planning to field a Toyota Solara in 2007. That idea has already reportedly been shot down by the IHRA's tech department before it even began. Castellana was told the body style was unacceptable because it can be easily confused with a Dodge Stratus and the body style is a legal Pro Stock version. That's when the questions immediately began to fly. Baker contends the ruling that mandates the IHRA tech department's age old mandate that all new cars must be approved in advance the basis.
Baker is not confirming nor denying Toyota body styles will be legal in IHRA Pro Stock next year but said if it does come to pass it will only be with mountain motors. If this comes to pass it could change a tradition of Pro Stock that limited competition to domestic body styles only.