Street Skateboarder Kickflips onto Team Toyota
Omar Salazar Joins Diverse Group of Toyota-Sponsored Athletes
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A road, a railing and even a
Toyota Corolla: To Omar Salazar these are playgrounds to showcase his
signature creative approach to street-style skateboarding. Salazar is the
newest member of Team Toyota, an exceptional group of athletes selected and
supported by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Salazar will demonstrate his
skills Oct. 11-13 in his first Toyota-sponsored competition at the Dew Tour
San Francisco stop.
A Sacramento, Calif. native now living in Los Angeles, Salazar is one of the
top street skaters in the country and is credited with bringing new
inventiveness to the sport. He joins the roster of Team Toyota athletes,
including skater Bob Burnquist, BMX riders Jamie Bestwick and Drew Bezanson,
snowboarders Elena Hight and Louie Vito, skier Simon Dumont, triathlete Hunter
Kemper and more.
"Being a part of Team Toyota is an amazing opportunity to share my love of
skateboarding with fans and newcomers to the sport," Salazar said. "I
appreciate the chance to work with Toyota and the other awesome Team Toyota
athletes from around the sports world."
The Dew Tour City Championship in San Francisco is a Toyota-sponsored event
featuring competitions and demonstrations, including BMX Dirt, FMX, Skateboard
Street, BMX Street, Dirt Best Trick, Skate Streetstyle and BMX Streetstyle.
Salazar has again contributed to the design of the downhill course for maximum
challenges and fan enjoyment.
"We're thrilled to welcome Omar Salazar to the team," said Ed Laukes, Toyota
vice president, marketing communications and motorsports. "He's a great new
addition, not just because he's one of the best in his discipline, but also
because he's a wonderful spokesperson for the brand. We can't wait to see him
To learn more about the Dew Tour and Salazar's events, visit
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