CHARLOTTE — It was a Greaves family sweep this weekend in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL as the series made its annual trip to NASCAR country for Showdown in Charlotte, Rounds 9 and 10 in the national championship series.
Defending PRO 4WD champion Johnny Greaves dominated Saturday’s Round 10, while his son CJ Greaves finished runner-up. The two had also finished one-two a day earlier – but it was CJ Greaves who earned the win on Friday. The parallel results meant no change to the PRO 4WD points spread after the ninth and 10th rounds in the championship. The younger Greaves remains a slim six points ahead of his father.
Compton, California – Ultra4 Racing and Team 4 Wheel Parts are returning to Southern California this weekend with the 5th annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. The legendary off-road facility carved into the hills of San Bernardino welcomes Greg Adler, Brent Goegebuer and the more than 100 Ultra4 cars expected to compete in this second event in the 2015 Ultra4 Trail-Gear Western Regional Series July 10-11.
Glen Helen Raceway will once again be the epicenter of off-road racing as the top competitors in Ultra4 Racing vie for a $10,000 purse while honing their skills for the 2016 King of The Hammers. The 4 Wheel Parts Grand Prix, represents the series’ final visit to Southern California for the year and while many of the competitors will be racing to earn a coveted spot in the Hammers event as well as points toward the Nitto National Championship, Adler and Goegebuer will be looking to represent the 4 Wheel Parts organization in the company’s title event.
GLEN HELEN RACEWAY: This weekend more than 100 ULTRA4 cars are returning to Glen Helen Raceway for the 5th Annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. The weather is expected to be in the mid 80s during the day and these cars won’t return to Southern California again until next year’s King of The Hammers.
Picture perfect weather was the back drop as Douglas Motorsports set-up camp at “The Big House” looking to rebound from a final night rough ride at Chicagoland. The AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Wheels had a solid weekend of racing at Crandon with two podium finishes, as the team is now third in the TORC PRO-4 Championship standings.
The Keys to the Big House event at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway saw the Kleiman Off-Road Race team on the track for the first time this season. The team will be running a limited schedule for 2015 as brothers Kyle and Cody will be representing Ponsse and Rotochopper as well as all their product partners at events held in the Upper Midwest. The first weekend of competition saw both drivers competing for a podium finish, as the familiar bright yellow PRO-Lights were fast right from the start.
CORONA, California – Coming off of a big weekend in Lake Elsinore Casey Currie headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The points race is tight in the largest class of short-course off road trucks, and Casey is right at the top. After the rounds at Utah, Casey has continued to put up strong number keeping him right in line for the championship.
Tooele, UT: Alumi Craft Race Cars has helped launch two new Pro Buggy drivers into the winners club at rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele, Utah. In round 7, Alumi Craft racer Darren Hardesty Jr. took his first win in the professional ranks of the Pro Buggy class. Fellow Alumi Craft racer Mike Valentine finished third. In round 8 it was Valentine’s turn to take his first pro win with Hardesty finishing right behind him in second. Both drivers have had impressive results racing in the Lucas Oil Regional series. They have already reached the podium in the Pro series this season; now they are winners.
Travis Dinsmore and his Sleco Atturo Tire Aeromotive PRO-Light made history with the team’s first professional level race win. Throughout the first half of the TORC Series season, Dinsmore has been very fast and during Round 8 every aspect of their team was working perfectly as the team celebrated with a victory.
Only three weeks after the last race, Team Renezeder headed to Miller Motorsports Park, in Tooele, Utah for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Father’s Day weekend started out for Renezeder with Saturday’s Pro-4 Race. With a 4th place qualify, the team’s hopes were high for the Pro-4. Two laps in, the engine wasn’t cooperating with their hopes and Renezeder had to contend with a re-peat of the last race. Renezeder, being the true professional that he is, focused on the next race of the day and he didn’t disappoint.