Troy-Retzlaff-Crandon-9-3-13Crandon, WI – The B & L Sand Toys Sportsman Trophy Race had four different Sportsman Truck divisions competing for nearly fourteen thousand dollars in cash and products. The eight lap sprint was the featured race of the Forest County Potawatomi Friday Night Thunder program during the opening day festivities the Labor Day Weekend Crandon Off-Road World Championships. The field of Sport 4, Formula 4×4, Super Truck, and Super Stock racers set a blistering pace as Troy Retzlaff in his Super Truck raced through much of the field to win the inaugural event.

The eight lap event saw the three groups of racers lined up for the infamous land rush start as the Super Stock Trucks had thirty five second head start on the Formula 4×4/Super Truck group and the faster Sport 4 trucks left the line another forty seconds later.

Abrams, WI (May 30, 2012) – After a great test session earlier in the month at Crandon, Don Demeny was looking forward to a great start to the TORC Sportsman race season at Red Bud MX. The team from Northeastern Wisconsin did not disappoint as the #885 Nsight Cellcom Mickey Thompson Tires RAM landed on the podium during both days of racing.

The redesigned .75 mile long course ran through the hilly natural terrain that made the motocross venue so famous. The layout is much faster than last year’s track, but still includes some serious elevation changes, high speed jumps, and a sand based rhythm section. Then if you happen to get of course too far, you have trees to avoid as well. This is one of TORC’s more challenging race tracks.

Saturday – Super Stock Truck Round One
The #885 Nsight Cellcom Mickey Thompson Tires RAM started on the front row with fellow Abrams, Wisconsin resident Nick Byng. When the field of twelve Super Stock Trucks took the green flag, Demeny tucked in behind Byng. The neighbors stayed in front of the field during the entire fourteen lap race. At certain times during the race Byng would open up a couple truck length lead, but Demeny would find away to get right back on his bumper. With a couple of corners to go before the checkered flag it look like the Insight RAM might force the issue and take a shot at the pass for the win. Demeny kept the racing clean and crossed the finish in second place.