Concord, NC - TORC champion and one of Team General Tire’s newest drivers, Casey Currie pulverized the competition at Round 5 and 6 of the Traxxas TORC Series in PRO Light this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., topping the podium both days.
Currie hit the track hard Saturday night, ready to battle it out in PRO Light. He shot out to first place early on, and refused to back down, leaving his competitors in a cloud of dust. The other drivers scrambled to close the gap between themselves and Currie, but were unable to push past him. Holding strong, Currie didn’t give up his spot at the head of the pack for the entire 20-lap race. He soared across the finish line, taking home first place.
“The TORC Series is like home to me,” said an elated Currie as he took the podium in Concord Saturday. “I set out here to win, and that’s exactly how I plan to finish the weekend – on top. I’ve had such great support from General Tire and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
On both Friday and Saturday night, there was palpable excitement in the air as the crowd braced itself for the open race- Pro Light. Starting out as a three-way battle for the top spot, Currie’s competition was fierce. Friday’s race: after one of the driver’s lost control and flipped over, the yellow flag was waved and Currie and the other top two leaders were now bumper-to-bumper. After the restart, Currie pushed ahead stealing first and topping the podium for the second time this weekend.
Known for sweeping the TORC championship weekend at Crandon in 2010 and taking home the series PRO Light title, Currie is no stranger to winning. He started racing motorcycles when he was just 5-years-old and trucks at 16, taking home his first major win in 2003 – the championship title at the MDR series.
Currie is also known for his appearance on MTV’s hit show Fantasy Factory where he gave the show’s Rob Dyrdek lessons in off-road racing.
Up next for the TORC series is Rounds 7 and 8 at Bark River Raceway in Bark River, Mich., August 13 and 14.
Stay tuned for Casey Currie win updates during the TORC and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series at www.generaltire.com and www.caseycurrie.com. If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt. You can follow Casey Currie at www.twitter.com/CaseyCurrie.