JOLIET, Illinois – The high-flying truck racing action of TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL makes its annual visit to the Chicago area this Friday and Saturday for Chicagoland Slam — the second doubleheader stop on the 2016 national championship calendar.
CRANDON, WISC. – Right now, all of Crandon International’s nearly 2,000 campsites are in hibernation, waiting for the spring thaw and the rebirth of acres of rich green Wisconsin grass. However, next week legions of Midwest off-road racing fans can book their promise of warm summer weekends as the facility opens up camping and ticket reservations for the 2016 season. Crandon will open online reservations at its website on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at precisely 9:00a.m. Central Standard Time for both the Brush Run 101 races (June 24-26) and the Off-Road World Championships (September 2-4).
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.”
El Cajon, CA – After a second place finish at Crandon four weeks ago, Douglas Motorsports added two more podium performances to complete the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL in Primm, Nevada. The team made the trek to the desert oasis not only for the series final rounds of races for the season, but to honor to the lives of Jeff and Rick Huseman by participating in the Huseman Cup. The weekend was definitely a weekend of high emotions and great competition as another short-course off-road race season came to a close.
As long with the season concluding event, Primm Off-Road Raceway hosted the preseason testing event back in March so Douglas Motorsports was well familiar with one mile layout. The time on the track in the spring proved extremely helpful as the team had a good idea what to expect from the desert short-course track.
San Clemente, CA – Casey Currie tore in to Cycle Ranch in Texas, ready to charge in his Monster Energy General Tire Nissan, and ready to defend his 2010 title in the PRO Light class. After a high-energy weekend of top PRO Light drivers chomping at the bit for the Championship, Casey takes 4th in Saturday’s race, and ends an intense battle for the 2nd place podium spot on Sunday. Casey Currie proudly takes home 3rd place overall in the 2011 Championship and 7th in the Traxxas PRO Light Cup Race.
Saturday and Sunday’s leaders were neck and neck; giving the fans the intense short-course action they came to see. Casey would move up to cross the finish line in 3rd place on Saturday, but after reviewing the lap counter, CJ was given the 3rd place position, putting Casey in 4th for the day.
“We had a great race truck all day, and starting on the 3rd row made it tough to get through traffic,” noted Casey, “but we have a great starting position for tomorrow’s race.”
Sunday’s race was an all-out fight, with Casey, RJ Anderson, and CJ Greaves battling in the top three. After a second full-course yellow regroups the field, Casey makes a huge acceleration on the back straight, and brings himself right on top of CJ and RJ battling for the lead. RJ Anderson is holding the lead with some bite in the turns, but CJ and Casey are out-braking him, keeping close behind. After taking the inside on Turn 5, and a little fender rubbing with CJ Greaves, Casey moves into 2nd. The two continue head to head, Casey taking turns on two wheels and hanging on to 2nd for the podium finish.
“That was a battle!” says Casey. “CJ and I battled the last couple of laps and I ended up in front of him. My truck was working well and I’m glad to finish 2nd today. We also wrapped up a podium spot on the year-end points which is a bonus for us.”
In the Traxxas PRO Light Cup Race on Sunday, Casey was on fire! Starting off on the inside, Casey took the lead leaving CJ Greaves and RJ Anderson going at it for 3rd. Losing body panels, Casey remained well out front, at times by 12-15 car lengths. With only 2 laps remaining, Casey rides the outter burm of the sharp infield turn, and suffers a right rear flat—CJ Greaves jumping into the lead. Casey continues to push the Monster Energy General Tire Nissan but the flat will force him to pit. Casey gets back on track with a fresh right rear to finish 7th in the PRO Light Traxxas Cup.
“Starting on the front row I got a great start and had a great race going,” Casey explains. “I had a big lead ’till lap 14 where I hit a burm wrong, giving me a flat tire. I tried to keep racing but there was nothing I could do. Two laps short—but next year we are coming for the money!!”
Always charging hard and moving forward fast, Casey is also finishing up his 2011 season in the Lucas Oil Off-Road series, where he currently holds 6th place in the Championship. For Rounds 13-14, Casey hits Sin City, to put all cards on the table and see who comes out on the top of the heap. Catch him November 5-6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For more information on Casey Currie, visit CaseyCurrie.com, become a fan at Facebook/OfficialCaseyCurrie or follow Casey on Twitter at Twitter.com/caseycurrie
The Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet! TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoops and jump-filled natural terrain race tracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience the most challenging form of high-octane competition. And once they taste TORC for the first time they’re hooked for life! For competition schedule and ticket information, visit TorcSeries.com.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is best known for hosting NASCAR’s All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, but the facility’s dirt track will be the center of attention this coming weekend. Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd TRAXXAS The Off Road Championship (TORC) series brings door-to-door “short course” off-road racing to North Carolina. Immensely popular in the Midwest and West Coast, short course racing is the equivalent of supercross, but with 800-horsepower trucks sliding through the corners instead of motorcycles.
Never one to shy away from mixing business and pleasure, Impact by MasterCraft Safety’s CEO, Robbie Pierce, will be visiting the company’s Mooresville facility and also racing in the marquee Pro 2WD class. Pierce purchased Impact from safety pioneer, Bill Simpson, in December of 2010 and acquired not only Impact’s product line but their strategically located facilities. Impact by MasterCraft Safety has locations in “Gasoline Alley,” just 10 minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in the heart of NASCAR country in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Impact by MasterCraft Safety is extending a special $5 discount for those purchasing tickets in advance for Friday and Saturday’s action packed event, but be warned that even just one exposure to short course racing can cause permanent addiction. Bring your NASCAR hard card for $10 tickets at the door. Don’t have a hard card? Simply click on the link below and enter the discount code TORCX to purchase discount tickets ahead of time.
If you want to purchase tickets at the gate, simply print out the image below and bring it with you to save $5 off regular ticket prices.
Those who are unable to attend the TORC race are invited to visit Impact’s Mooresville facility where you can view and test fit their full line of products. While this will be Pierce’s first TORC race of the season, he has competed in the entire Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) in short course and SCORE International’s desert racing series which is most famously known for the legendary “Baja 1000″. Pierce’s desert racing teammate, Rob MacCachren, currently leads TORC’s marquee Pro 2WD class in points having won all the races thus far this season.
Both MacCachren and Pierce will be in the pits at Charlotte between races, where fans will have the opportunity to see their race vehicles up close and talk to the drivers about the latest product offerings from Impact by MasterCraft Safety. “We will have our MasterCraft Safety products on display in our pit, such as seats, race suits, and our newly introduced head nets for short course off-road racing,” Pierce confirmed. “Being in the heart of NASCAR country we will also have the latest pit gear, helmets, and harnesses at the race as well.” For more information please visit www.impactraceproducts.com and www.mastercraftsafety.com and follow Impact on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/impactsafety. MasterCraft Safety can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mastercraftsafety.
Buchanan, Michigan — Scott Douglas launched into the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season the same way he closed out the 2010 season—with a decisive win at the Red Bud MX season opener on Memorial Day weekend.
The win came after torrential rains forced the race to be canceled on Saturday because the track was too sloppy to allow emergency equipment access to sections of the hilly natural terrain circuit. Racers and TORC Series officials were determined to get at least one round of Pro racing in for the hardcore Red Bud MX fans.
With another major thunderstorm on the radar, the Red Bud track crew worked feverishly to groom the track for racing on Sunday. TORC adjusted the schedule and put the Pro 4 trucks out on the track first since four-wheel-drive was going to be an advantage in the super muddy conditions. Without practice or qualifying time on the new racetrack, veteran drivers like Douglas had an advantage with their ability to read the terrain and surface conditions.
Abrams, WI – The 2011 TORC Series already has AMSOIL as its presenting sponsor but the Superior, Wis.-based synthetic oil manufacturer has added a substantial offer for the Midwest Off Road Racing’s Sportsman competitors: Nearly $30,000 in AMSOIL products. All eight Sportsman divisions will have $300 in AMSOIL products up for grabs in all 12 rounds of racing.
“The MORR Contingency Program is a great way to promote how well AMSOIL synthetics lubricants perform under even the most severe conditions,” said AMSOIL Race Program Director, Jeremy Meyer. “Even though AMSOIL is the presenting Sponsor of the Traxxas TORC Series, TORC competitors don’t have to use AMSOIL products. The MORR Contingency Program gives us the opportunity to say thanks to the competitors who rely on AMSOIL race after race. ”
The opening rounds of the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL will be held at Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Michigan, beginning May 28.
For complete details on the AMSOIL Contingency Offer visit: www.midwest-offroadracing.com/contingency.htm
INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2011) – Whether you’re a fan of short course off-road racing or not, there’s no denying the impact the Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL’s new docu-reality program, “TORC – The Off-Road Championship” TV Show” has had on the off-road racing community in terms of introducing new innovative production means in the coverage of the sport.
A key element to capturing the motion-driven spirit of the TORC series has been the involvement of GoPro, maker of the world’s best-selling wearable and gear mountable HD cameras. The Armory, TORC’s TV production company, has literally blown the boundaries of documenting motorsports wide open by using GoPro’s HD Motorsports HERO cameras, giving TORC Series fans – east and west coast alike – a perspective never before captured in HD off-road coverage.
After hopping into the #7 AMSOIL Kumho F-150 in his new MasterCraft driving suit for round 5 of the TORC Series, he went out and earned the win in the Pro 4 class. Once he made the pass for the lead in turn one, Douglas never relinquished the lead and earned the wire-to-wire victory.