About Race Toyota

Our History

The company was originally started in 1921 by L.A. Race. It became a Toyota dealership in 1969. Since then, it has had four major expansions and moved to its' current location at 2155 Little Britain Road just off Highway 7. Having just undergone an expansion in 2005, Race welcomes everyone through the doors of their new showroom.

Toyota vehicles are known for their reliability, high quality and excellent value. These are also the qualities that have kept Race Toyota running smoothly for so many years. Race Toyota is currently the longest running new car dealer of import automobiles in Lindsay. In its long history, Race Toyota staff have worked hard to build relationships with its customers.

Customer service is also about community involvement. Race Toyota has sponsored many sports teams and supported community projects over its history.



Our Team

Dave DeRusha

Owner

At Race Toyota Since: 1978

I work here because...

I am very proud to be an owner here at Race Toyota selling the best product in the world. I have had the privilege of working in almost every department here since I was a teenager. Having the opportunity to work for my dad was quite interesting. He allowed me to pump gas, clean cars and do janitorial duties after school and on summer break.

Brian Maunder

Owner

At Race Toyota Since: 1972

I work here because...

I started working here in September 1972. I started cleaning cars and pumping gas and eventually graduated to Parts Manager and then on to Service Manger. I enjoyed meeting the customers and building relationships with them. I moved to sales in 1978 and have been blessed to win many Sales Awards over the years.

Donna DeRusha

Accounting / Warranty Clerk

At Race Toyota Since: 1993

I work here because...

I really enjoy interacting and helping our customers and also being able to work with my family.

Rose Maunder

Administration

At Race Toyota Since: 2000

I work here because...

I enjoy working with the Race Toyota family. Belonging to Team and Family, you can't beat it.

Jeff DeRusha

Parts & Service Manager

At Race Toyota Since: 2008

I work here because...

It is a great opportunity to carry on my family's legacy as a third-generation employee. I really enjoy being able to work with our amazing staff, friends, family, and serving our community.

Amanda Williamson

Business Manager

At Race Toyota Since: 2008

I work here because...

Race Toyota has always been a huge part of my life. Not many people can work with family every day and that is what employees at Race Toyota are.

Tom Gould

Product Advisor

At Race Toyota Since: 1997

I work here because...

There are too many reasons to list...but all in all I enjoy helping our customers make the best decisions for them and to make sure they're happy when they leave our dealership.

Jason Jacobs

Parts & Service

At Race Toyota Since: 1997

I work here because...

I joined the Race Toyota Team in April 1997. Born and raised in the Lindsay area, my family instilled the small town values into me that I use everyday with my interactions with the excellent customers we have. These are the same values my wife and I pass onto our children.

Steve Hayford

Parts Advisor

At Race Toyota Since: 2008

I work here because...

It's a family environment!

Alex Reynolds

Parts & Service

At Race Toyota Since: 2013

I work here because...

Alex is the bright smiling face you see when you arrive for service. She has an excellent knowledge of vehicles in general but especially the Toyota product. She is our resident warranty expert and keeps the boys in the shop on their toes. Alex is a farm girl at heart and enjoys Equestrian events with her horses in her spare time.

Sue Haines

Parts Advisor

At Race Toyota Since: 2015

I work here because...

The work atmosphere is relaxed and the people are amazing. It's a pleasure to come to work everyday.

Robert Dennie

Auto Technician

At Race Toyota Since: 1983

I work here because...

Robert (Bob) has been an integral part of our service department since 1983. Bob is a Certified Master Technician as well as a Hybrid Technician. He thrives on problem solving and loves electrical work. Bob enjoys 4 wheeling with his wife in his spare time.

Art Brant

Technician

At Race Toyota Since: 1989

I work here because...

Working on Toyota makes my job easy! Art is a Certified Master Technician and a Hybrid Technician and enjoys teaching the younger guys the ropes.

Dave Dowson

Technician

At Race Toyota Since: 2015

I work here because...

Great team atmosphere.

Martin Johnson

Automotive Service Technician

At Race Toyota Since: 2015

I work here because...

Race Toyota provides an amazing family-oriented work experience.

Blake Amato

Apprentice

At Race Toyota Since: 2010

I work here because...

I get to learn from the best and pass on my experience to our customers.

Joe Hayward

Detailer

At Race Toyota Since: 2005

I work here because...

The staff here at Race have become part of my family. Brian and Dave are great to work for and seeing the smiles on our customers' faces is always a welcome sight!

Kim Hayford

Reception

At Race Toyota Since: 2017

I work here because...

I love the customer oriented atmosphere here at Race Toyota. I have always been a loyal Toyota girl and have been involved in the customer service industry in Lindsay for over 40 years.

Troy Williamson

Detailer

At Race Toyota Since: 2017

I work here because...

I love the work atmosphere here. The friendly staff make you feel like part of a team.

Arlen Findley

Lube/Tire Technician

At Race Toyota Since: 2017

I work here because...

I love the work atmosphere here. The friendly staff make you feel like part of a team.