LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Robby Gordon capitalized on an uncharacteristic mistake by IndyCar veteran E.J. Viso and won Saturday’s SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the MGM Resorts Village. The same Stadium Super Trucks will conclude their 2014 season Thursday night at the MGM Resorts Village at 8 p.m.
Following an impressive final round of Pro Buggy competition with Dave Mason Jr. and Chad George running head to head through the final lap, Chad George earned the number two podium spot and enough points to take home the class championship. He also won the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup – an incredible finish for his rookie season in LOORRS competition.
“It was fantastic to see Team M/T members sweep the podium during the championship round of Pro Buggy competition,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “Seeing Chad win the championship and the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup at the end of his rookie season was incredible. Chad, Garrett and Dave are all super tough competitors. They make this stuff look easy. We’re really proud of these guys, and we’re already looking forward to next year.”
Abrams, Wisc. – The MORR Rules Meeting came to order with over two hundred fifty Sportsman racers and supporters on hand. Thanks goes out to Kip and Donna’s Flyway for hosting the meeting. The meeting went extremely well as the various topics of discussion brought thoughtful feedback from all in attendance.
The first item on the agenda was the explanation of the TORC – MORR relationship. The MORR Sportsman drivers group will be competing on the same weekend as the TORC PRO Series at the traditional two weekends at Crandon and the one August Bark River event.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2014) – The Elevation Group, a Cleveland-based award-winning sponsorship marketing, event production and communications company, today announced its agreement to jointly own veteran race car driver Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks Series.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, B.C. Mexico entered racing’s history books Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by capturing the win in the second of two Menards at the Brickyard by TRAXXAS races and securing the overall win with the highest average finish in the two races. It marked the first time in the 105-year history of the famed Brickyard that trucks raced on the property.
Two young guns, armed with off road racing tires from BFGoodrich, proved their mettle through 14 rounds of the 2013 Traxxas TORC series presented by AMSOIL season to claim class championships. Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies won his third straight Pro 2 title and Luke Johnson dominated the Pro Buggy class to claim his first season title.
Additionally, Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren tallied seven wins this season to finish second in Pro 2 and third in Pro 4. Brad Lovell took the final race of the season in Primm, Nev. to solidify third place overall for the season in the Pro Light class.
Menzies, coming in with a sizable lead in the standings, solidified the title with his third place run on Saturday. For Luke Johnson, it was academic roughly half way through the season as he dominated the year with eight wins and clinched the title in late August in Crandon, Wisc.
Tune-in today to watch episode three of Drivin’ Dirty with Bryce Menzies. It’s up and up for this young gun. In this episode, titled “TORC Primm,” watch as Bryce takes on the Mint 400 and attempts to take home the hardware. Also, Bryce’s best friend Jack tries to impress the ladies with his dance skills, or lack thereof. Find out if dance lessons from a Jabbawockeez b-boy will help his cause.
Check out the below video from Red Bull’s YouTube channel to watch Drivin’ Dirty with Bryce Menzies. Red Bull is releasing a new video for the series every other Thursday from now to November 28.
Abrams, WI – The weekend of racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois was a roller coaster of a ride for Don Demeny. A rare early retirement on Friday and a great performance on Saturday keeps the #885 Nsight Telservices / Cellcom / E3 Spark Plugs / Cooper Tires RAM in the lead for the 2013 TORC Super Stock Truck Championships.
The stop at Route 66 Raceway saw all the Sportsman competitors take to the track for the first time in the three year history of TORC racing at the multi-track motorsports facility. The one-mile long layout was a great mix of high speed corners, a fast infield section and high flying jumps as well as tight banked corners.
Colorado Springs, CO 7/2/13 – Team Lovell made major strides this weekend climbing from 5th in the 2013 TORC Series standings for a firm grasp on 3rd place and finally in the hunt for the top spot at the mid-point of the season. This comes after a commanding performance in Crandon with two 2nd Place finishes.
There is a reason that northern Wisconsin is so green – lots of rain. Storms pounded Crandon before the weekends festivities canceling practice and qualifying. The field was left with a single test lap before the infamous land rush start into turn #1. “I wanted to qualify,” adds Brad, “But we did our homework and made sure to test before the weekend so we were pretty prepared.” With confidence in hand Lovell got the hole shot and sped through turn #1 on two wheels yeilding the lead to Kincaid who would nearly tip in turn #2 giving the front spot back to Lovell. The two would continue to battle before Lovell finished 2nd. “I felt some G’s leaving the line as the BFG’s hooked up. I had so much speed going into turn #1 I knew it was going to get good! Awesome race and great track after the heavy rains!”
Fort Mill, SC – June 18, 2013 – Team GT veteran, Carl Renezeder, has himself a six-pack…of wins that is. To date, in the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season, Renezeder has managed to take home all six of the Pro-4 winner trophies. In fact, he has an eight race Pro-4 winning streak that dates back to the Challenge Cup in 2012. This weekend at Miller Motorsports Park, Renezeder looks to extend that streak to 10 and add to his list of 111 career wins.
While Renezeder makes winning look easy, the competition in LOORRS is anything but. To win a LOORRS race a driver needs tenacity, finesse, assertiveness and a good set of General Tire Red Letter Grabbers. The combination of changing track conditions, truck set-up and the other 15+ drivers around you, make for some dicey situations but Renezeder has the right combination figured out and we sat down with him this week to find out how he makes the on-track magic happen. Here’s what he had to say: