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,
, Inc. Salazar will demonstrate his skills
in his first Toyota-sponsored competition at the
Dew Tour San Francisco stop
native now living in
, 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
, BMX riders
"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
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
to the team," said
, 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 in action."
To learn more about the Dew Tour and Salazar's events, visit
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