CRANDON, WISC. – After nearly a year of preparation and cooperation, today legendary Crandon International Raceway released its official, action-packed Labor Day weekend schedule that offers an expanded format and four days of on-track action.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — TORC: The Off-Road Championship is returning to FS2 in 2016 with wall-to-wall coverage of exciting PRO Light, PRO 2WD, and PRO 4WD racing. A full slate of 14 broadcasts will bring viewers 90 minutes of championship competition Thursday nights during primetime.
“We are pleased to welcome TORC back to the FOX Sports family in 2016 and with more in-depth access to the action and drivers than ever before,” said Josh Oakley, Executive Director, Programming and Acquisitions, FOX Sports. “TORC’s short-course, off-road racing meshes perfectly with FOX Sports’ action and motor sports properties, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the championship battle to our viewers all season long.”
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – TORC: The Off-Road Championship brings the hard-hitting action of short-course truck racing to Dallas/Fort Worth for two rounds of exciting championship action at Texas Motor Speedway May 27-28.
The TORC series is set to open its 2016 season on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with a doubleheader race weekend. The best drivers on dirt will battle under the lights, powering their 900 horsepower trucks through high-flying jumps and searing sweepers.
CLEVELAND – Maradyne(r) High Performance Fans will provide the Jarit Johnson Racing team with rugged engine-cooling fans for the 2015 TORC Championship season. TORC: The Off-Road Championship, is the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series.
El Cajon, Calif.-based Jarit Johnson Racing competes in both the Pro 2WD and Pro Light TORC events, with Jarit Johnson making his mark in the Pro 2WD series with a sixth place overall points ranking at the end of the 2014 season. In his first season competing in the TORC Pro Light series, Jessie Johnson, Jarit’s brother, had six top 10 finishes and a 12th place points ranking in 2014. Both men are brothers of one of the most recognized names in racing, Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.
CONCORD, N.C. – A near-capacity crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway watched an epic battle between Scott Douglas and Adrian Cenni Saturday night that resulted in Douglas earning his first TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL PRO 4 victory since Joliet in 2012.
CJ Greaves broke out the broom, sweeping both PRO 2 races in the Husqvarna Showdown in Charlotte while Jarett Brooks took the PRO Light win, becoming the first driver in that class to make multiple trips to the top spot on the podium. Douglas started the PRO 4 race on the pole, but didn’t remain there long as Cenni battled him for the lead throughout the first half of the race. Johnny Greaves, Friday night’s victor, saw challenges from Mark Jenkins and Mike Jenkins for third. After the competition yellow, the four drivers made a frantic dash for the top spot, at one point diving into Turn 3 four wide. During the battle, Cenni earned his nickname of The Wildman as he lost a right-front tire but continued to race wide open. Despite a late-race challenge from Mark Jenkins, Douglas was able to take the top spot with Mark finishing second and Mike Jenkins rounding out the podium.
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.
El Cajon, CA -The 2013 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL saw Douglas Motorsports bring a brand new PRO-4 race truck to the season opening event in Dodge City, Kansas. Scott Douglas and his team have put high expectations on themselves and if the racing in the high plains of Kansas are any indication, the AMSOIL Borla Exhaust BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 are the early favorites for the PRO-4×4 Championship.
The offseason not only saw the team designing and building a brand new race truck, but just after the first of the year, Douglas Motorsports moved its operation into a new race facility. The move was completed just in time for the team to head across country for a test session in Primm, Nevada. In 2012, Douglas Motorsports made the move to a Goodwin Competition powerplant and implementing a manual transmission, and the upcoming season will see the new truck depend on King Shocks to handle the varying track conditions of the TORC series.
Belvidere, IL (August 14, 2012) – After landing on the podium at Crandon and Chicagoland, the multi-time champion racer continued his string of podium finishes with a third place finish in Round 10 at the UP Off-Road 100 in Bark River, Michigan. The thirty-nine year short-course veteran racer continues to thrill capacity crowds week in and week out with his never say quit attitude on and off the track.
The 1.3 mile long all-natural terrain track is quite familiar to Scott Taylor and his #8 Miller Welders/AMSOIL/Roush Yates Engines/BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 and over the years it hasn’t always been kind to the champion driver. Just last year, during qualifying, Taylor took a hard end over end crash that had his crew working a twelve hour shift to get the truck ready for last year’s event. After witnessing Scott Taylor’s racing this past weekend, last year’s incident definitely didn’t affect his performance.
The Traxxas TORC Series returned to Crandon International Raceway for the Forest County Potawatomi, Chairman’s Cup race, Rounds 5 and 6 of the series. For the first time, Ultra4 racers got to race on the legendary track known as the “Big House.”
The Chairman’s Cup Race pits Pro-2 (two wheel drive) and Pro-4 (four wheel drive) racers against each other for a ten lap shoot-out. The Pro-2 drivers start ahead of the Pro-4’s to give them a better chance against the Pro-4’s superior traction in the dirt. At some point in the closing laps the charging Pro-4’s catch up to the Pro-2’s, if they’re lucky.
This year the King Shocks equipped Ram/Mopar number 21 Pro-2 was able to run away and take the victory. Second spot went to the King Shocks equipped, Real Tree Energy Pro-4 of Adrian Cenni who drove the last few laps with a flat rear tire. The battle for third and fourth was between Teammates and Brothers Mark and Mike Jenkins in their King Shocks equipped, Traxxas Pro-4’s. They both crossed the line at what looked like a tie but the win went to Mike by just a hair. King Shocks racers Mike Oberg, Scott Taylor and Jeff Kincaid finished 6th-8th.
Colorado Springs, CO – The TORC banners are now coming down at Charlotte Motor Speedway but the excitement of high-flying door-banging action will not soon be forgotten. Tensions betweens teams was evident as each looked to determine where they would fit in the 2012 pecking order. Looking to prove themselves as a top team, the AMSOIL / Lovell crew had a weekend of highs and lows.
Friday qualifying was a bit of a setback for the team placing 4th and down nearly a second from the pole-sitter. “We got a lot of practice and hit the track at 100%,” said driver Brad Lovell, “I kept searching for the fast line because there was no groove worn in the track yet. I must have missed it.” Fortunately, with the starting inversion, the #44 AMSOIL / Torchmate Nissan started in position 3.
Lovell got a huge run off the start to push through the first turn to take the lead. As the rest of the pack battled Lovell sprung free and led the race for 4 laps before pushing wide in a hairpin allowing 2011 champion Andrew Caddell through. Lovell then faced pressure from CJ Greaves who put up a fight for the whole race but was unable to get enough grip to pass the BFGoodrich shod Nissan. The 2nd place finish is a strong statement from the Lovell team. “We have made substanial improvements to the truck in the past few months,” adds Brad,”It leaves a lot of time to wonder where you will end up once the season starts. We’re getting confident and know we are a podium team. Once we get confidence from that first win – watch out!”