ARCA Menards Series driver Toni Breidinger is about to take on a new challenge. She will compete in the inaugural season of Toyota Gazoo Racing North America’s GR Cup while running the full schedule.
Breidinger announced the news on August 12 and confirmed that she will soon compete in the single-make racing series. She will drive the Toyota GR86 for Nitro Motorsports, and she will battle with other Toyota Racing Development drivers over the course of seven race weekends and 14 total events.
The inaugural season of Toyota’s GR Cup will feature prizes for the top eight finishers in each race. The winner will receive $12,000. Additionally, Breidinger and her fellow drivers will battle for the season-long championship prize worth $50,000.
The field will feature GR86 cars that have undergone transformations at TRD’s facility in Mooresville, N.C. These GR Cup cars will all have “Bosch engine management, custom Borla exhaust, SADEV 6-speed sequential transmission, Alcon brakes, JRI adjustable shocks, OMP safety equipment, roll cage, carbon fiber rear wing, 22-gallon fuel cell, TGRNA designed MacPherson strut, Stratasys custom bodywork, a TGRNA designed splitter, and more.”
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The Inaugural Schedule Features a Crossover Weekend
Breidinger will compete at a variety of unique locations during her 14-race schedule. She will kick off the season in April 2023 with a trip to Sonoma Raceway before taking on Circuit of the Americas in May. The third race weekend will take place at Vi