Appleton, WI – The Flying Dutchman Off-Road team will be back on the track next weekend at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Mike Vanden Heuvel will once again pilot the family’s familiar red Maxxis Tire equipped PRO-2WD as the team marks its thirty-sixth year of racing at the “Big House.”
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the launch of a new contingency award platform designed to leverage the reach of social media while facilitating management of awards and payouts in the TORC series.
Dana Point, Calif. – The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced Husqvarna as a 2014 Series Partner as well as naming rights sponsor for the TORC race scheduled for April 25 and 26, 2014, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Last year we partnered with TORC to see if traction could be developed in partnering dealers with racing fans at a grassroots event. Stepping out of a traditional dealer showroom experience and giving customers a chance to engage with products in a non-traditional way was positively received,” said Jim Parello, Director of Marketing, Husqvarna.
Dana Point, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2014 – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the return of AMSOIL as series presenting sponsor in a renewed multi-year commitment to supporting one of the worlds most exciting, high-energy motorsports concepts.
“There is a tremendous future in short-course racing,” said Jeremy Meyer, AMSOIL Race Program Manager. “As presenting sponsor since its inception, AMSOIL is excited to continue our partnership with TORC as well as the commitment to keep the foundation of the sport in Crandon and Bark River while expanding to legendary venues like Sturgis. The best is truly ahead of us, and AMSOIL will continue to test its products in this harsh environment.”
A few months ago, advertising agency and production company The Armory announced its acquisition of The Off-Road Championship (TORC). As the producer of the television show for the TORC Series for the previous four years, The Armory saw great opportunity to take over the series and work to build the TORC brand.
The Armory President BJ Birtwell addressed the media today at a press conference during the 2013 SEMA Show, providing an overview of the acquisition of TORC as well as insight into its future plans. The Armory officially takes over TORC on January 1st, 2014, though it has already been in the works hammering out details for coming year’s schedule. The biggest news is that the plan is for TORC to be a coast-to-coast series.
El Cajon, CA – The weekend at Red Bud MX really put Douglas Motorsports to the test as the team practically every resource available to put the #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust PRO-4×4 back on the podium. After having some early season success, the team had its share of mid-season struggles, but like all successful teams, Douglas Motorsports looks to be back on track after a solid third place finish in Round Twelve.
Scott Douglas and his team arrived in southwestern Michigan Wednesday evening and spent the next day working with various media outlets promoting the weekend of TORC racing. Douglas even took time to talk off-road racing with multi-time Supercross/Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael as the “GOAT” would be making his short-course debut at Red Bud.
Escanaba, MI – After back to back wins in at Chicagoland Speedway, Danny Beauchamp backed up that performance with great charge from the back of the field to finish second in Round 7 of the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. With only two more rounds of racing left in the season, Beauchamp is definitely in the hunt for Super Stock Truck Championship.
In previous years, the one mile long Red Bud short-course track has been known to really tear up both Sportsman and PRO race trucks. In an effort to minimize the wear and tear on all TORC racers, the actual layout was slightly changed as portions of the track were widened and the downhill section was relocated eliminating a troublesome off-camber corner. Of course the high flying rollers and the monster -air step-up were still in place.
Greenville, SC – Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podiums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.
Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respective classes over the past two weeks.
El Cajon, CA (May 13, 2013) – The latest round of racing in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL at Eldora Speedway, presented quite a challenge #7 AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust /BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 and like a true champion, Scott Douglas brought home another podium finish. The weekend at Eldora really challenged the TORC competitors as the unique track layout and constant rain throughout the weekend really tested each team. Douglas Motorsports showed why they are some of the best in the sport.
The TORC track layout would only use the actual half mile long high-banked dirt oval. Track builder Jeff Nordstrom created a series of jumps and table tops creating a very high speed left turn only off-road course. Scott Douglas was very anxious to take some practice laps to get a better handle on the set-up for the 900 horsepower Goodwin Competition equipped Ford F-150. Unfortunately heavy rains cancelled all Friday activities, including the evening race program.
Then all of Saturday’s prerace activities were also cancelled in order for the track surface to dry, in the hopes of salvaging one round of racing. Now Douglas Motorsports had to create a tire and chassis set-up without any practice information as a baseline. After a team meeting, Crew Chief Jason Schampers came up with a package that would keep the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust PRO-4 running at the front of the field.
About an hour before the PRO-4 group of racers entered the track for Round 3, another rain cloud passed overhead, dumping more water on the race surface. After the twenty minute delay the program resumed. Fortunately, by the time Scott Douglas and the rest of the PRO-4 competitors began their warm up laps for the thirty lap feature, much of the water was gone and the track surface was quite tacky.
Colorado Springs, CO 10/2/12 – Brad Lovell saves little by saying “This is the biggest moment in my career!” The statement is hard to deny as Lovell Racing won their first ever TORC PRO-Light Championship only a week after capturing the Ultra 4 Pro Championship.
Lovell entered the shocking final rounds of TORC racing in Lancaster, CA with a 5-point lead over rival Andrew Caddell. The narrow course funneled the trucks through a tight left hand turn and Caddell tangled with another truck. Lovell got through cleanly and passed Caddell who was forced to the pit with a flat. As the race resumed the action took a dramatic turn. Caddell suffered mechanical damage and was forced to DNF while Lovell soon lost his brakes. “Its pretty sketchy to race without brakes. I knew I had to salvage a finish and almost piled it into the wall a couple times. It was a very intense race! I didn’t see the wreck Caddell was in but it didn’t sound good.” Lovell managed to finish 5th and collect much needed points.