CRANDON, WISC. – For nearly five decades, the Labor Day off-road racing tradition at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin has represented the sport’s “Indianapolis 500.” It’s falls on a major summer weekend. It’s a true Midwest tradition. There are huge crowds. It’s a true and organic piece of motorsports Americana.
STURGIS, KY: While ULTRA4 veteran Jason Shipman #4414 is no stranger to the podium, up until last weekend’s Sturgis Off Road Blowout a first place trophy had alluded him. After a day of back-to-back racing action, in a short course format that included rocks, jumps and a narrow woods section, Shipman emerged with his first ULTRA4 first place finish. Clay Gilstrap #26 who was also on the podium last year in Kentucky took 2nd, and Sturgis’ own, Bill Baird #5252 claimed third after close battle throughout the race with Levi Shirley #81..
BARK RIVER, Mich. — Once again, CJ Greaves broke out the PRO 4WD broom in his Maxxis Tires Toyota, this time at the Throwdown in the UP at Bark River International Raceway in a near-photo finish against his father, three-time and defending class champion Johnny Greaves. In PRO 2WD, Keegan Kincaid and his Cooper Tires were able to prevent the younger Greaves from completing the double sweep after Kincaid made a daring last-lap pass for his fifth victory of the 2015 season. Kincaid’s Cooper Tire teammate, Luke Johnson, kicked off the PRO races with a strong victory in PRO Light, his second this season and the second of his career at Bark River.
Scott Douglas was looking to get back on the podium at “Battle at the Chip” in Sturgis, South Dakota, as the #7AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Walker Evans Racing Cooper Tire PRO-4 as only six rounds of racing were left on the TORC schedule. During both days of racing the Douglas Motorsports PRO-4 looked to be heading for that coveted spot only to have issues outside of his control prevent a strong finish.
ESTERO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires have set the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series record for the most consecutive Pro 4 class wins in a single season… 10 in a row! LeDuc swept Rounds 11 and 12 at the Estero Beach Resort, Battle South of the Border at Estero Beach in Baja California, Mexico. Located just a few miles south of Ensenada, Estero Beach rests on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, the scenic race course consisting primarily of sand. This marked the first time the series has held a race in Mexico.
STURGIS, S.D. — Second, first, first, first. Those are Keegan Kincaid’s finishes here at The Legendary Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex after he broke out the broom to sweep the Battle of the Chip, TORC’s return to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In a near exact replay of Tuesday’s race, Doug Mittag was leading the PRO 2WD race with Kincaid, both on Cooper Tires, close behind. Once again, a bobble on Mittag’s part gave the lead to Kincaid. The Crandon, Wis. native was also able to gain 10 points on defending class champion and points leader CJ Greaves, who had mechanical issues during the race.
“This track’s been good to me,” Kincaid said. “I got my first PRO 2 win here last year, racing in Mike Jenkins’ truck racing for my dad. I felt good coming in here and this truck ran flawless all race long.”
Ensenada, Baja California Mexico – The Rockstar Energy Battle South Of The Border at the Baja International Short Course track in Estero Beach was a brand new event on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) schedule. It was the first taste of short course racing for many of the Baja, Mexico fans who are legendary in their passion for off-road racing. The track at Estero Beach was completely different from the usual; many fell prey to the rough sandy soil that more resembled the desert than the normally groomed Lucas Oil track. For Brandon Arthur, the Stinger, it was nothing he hadn’t seen in his years of racing a Trophy Truck in the desert.
CORONA, California – It was the inaugural, international weekend for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Mexico, and Casey’s experience racing on the beaches of Baja proved to be invaluable. The track for rounds 11 and 12 was unlike any other the Lucas series has put together – a more technical track, with a taste of the desert Baja races Casey is so familiar with and skilled at running. Bringing home another top 5 finish on Saturday, and getting a podium finish while setting the fastest lap time on Sunday, have Kept Currie in the hunt for the 2015 championship.
Sydney, NSW, Australia – Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to Australia later this year for a two-round series including a spectacular stadium event at the Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showgrounds on Saturday, October 31.
STURGIS, S.D. (Aug. 5, 2015) — An impressive crowd at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally watched part-time TORC Series PRO Light driver Kyle Kleiman earn his first-ever class victory Tuesday at the Battle of the Chip at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex. It was a hard-fought, physical battle for the entire race that saw points leader Doug Mittag with his Cooper Tire-sponsored machine finish second with Cam Reimers putting his Liquid Wrench truck in third for his third podium finish of the season.