Alumi-Craft-Crandon-9-6-13Crandon, WI – Every fall the Traxxas TORC series heads to Crandon International Off-Road Raceway for their World Championship weekend. The event is loaded with special events including a parade through the middle of Downtown Crandon. Winners on the weekend are crowned World Champions and receive a trophy, prize money and a Champions ring along with worldwide recognition. The World Championship is separate from the Traxxas TORC series season-long Championship. Alumi Craft racers won them both.

To take the Traxxas TORC season Championship in the Pro Buggy class Luke Johnson only had to take the green flag on Saturday to clinch the title. Luke started his first season in the Pro Buggy class by taking his Alumi Craft to five wins in a row. He was battling for the lead in his sixth race when he got tangled up with another car that dropped him to seventh at the finish. He bounced back from that race with another three wins in a row making it eight wins on the season.

RJ-Anderson-Crandon-Loanmart-8-30-13Crandon, WI - The “Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin is considered by many to be the birthplace of shortcourse racing. Fall Crandon’s hallowed traditions, enormous crowds and iconic high-speed track make it a must attend event. Come Labor Day weekend, LoanMart Racing will be making the trek east to throw down with the best of the Midwest racers.

The LoanMart team will be represented by Andrew Caddell and RJ Anderson in the Prolite class. RJ is looking forward to some wide-open action on the Crandon track. “Crandon is the heart of short course racing,” says RJ, “The fans love what we do and it’s awesome to put on a show for them! I’ve always wanted to win a Crandon world championship, now is my chance.”

Sheldon-Creed-lucas-oil-8-28-13Sheldon Creed and the OCCR crew headed North to Reno, Nevada for what is without a doubt one of the most extreme tracks that short course off-road racing has ever seen.  The Wild West Motorsports Park hosted Rounds 11&12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and pushed “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed to his limits in the quest for a 2013 Pro Lite Championship.

Heading into Rounds 11&12, Sheldon Creed sat in the third place position for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Championship points battle directly behind the 2012 Pro Lite Champion RJ Anderson and 2011 Points Champion Brian Deegan.  Creed looked to leave his mark in Reno after a not so favorable Round 10 at Glen Helen Motorsports Park just one round ago.

After qualifying first in his group for Round 11, Creed started on the second row behind Pro Lite powerhouses Brian Deegan and Casey Currie.  Shortly after the green flag dropped, Creed got tangled up with a few other trucks and was immediately set back multiple positions.  Brushing off this minor setback, Sheldon regrouped and began his charge back up to the front of the pack.

Bryce-Menzies-TORC-BFGoodrich-8-14-13Drivers on BFGoodrich Tires continued their successful run in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL at the Red Bud MX track on Aug 10-11. A podium sweep of the Pro 4 class in Round 12 on Sunday served as a tremendous finale in what was a big weekend for the tire manufacturer which claimed five wins and 13 total podium finishes in the pro classes and won 10 of the 12 the sportsman class races as well.

Red Bud has notoriously technical and natural terrain to maneuver through which can and did prove to attract aggressive racing. Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies swept the Pro 2 class both days while Rob MacCachren captured two podium spots in Pro 2 on the weekend.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11In one of the premier events on the schedule of the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, BFGoodrich Tires continued its assault on the podium at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. With five class wins and 12 podium finishes, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires claimed the most top finishes. Additionally, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires won nine of the 12 total sportsman class races.

Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies and Brad Lovell all collected wins in their respective classes. With Lovell’s win in Pro Light, his first of the season, BFGoodrich Tires is the first and only tire manufacturer to record a win in every class this season on the Traxxas TORC Series schedule.

“Our season has been rough,” Lovell said. “We’ve lost engines, we’ve had fires; we even broke before a race started out in the desert. Tonight is just vindication. We’ve been trying and struggling and you just get down.

Luke-Johnson-TORC-Buggy-7-25-13Things just keep getting better for Luke Johnson in his PEAK Motor Oil Red Bull Undead Power #14 Pro Buggy.  After five straight wins to open the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series and his first career win at “The Big House” in Crandon, WI, Luke traveled to Chicagoland Speedway to continue his destruction through the Pro Buggy Class.  Luke is en route to one of the most spectacular seasons in TORC history and after stacking two more wins at Chicagoland, inches closer to his first career championship.

After an extra long stint in the Midwest prepping for both Bark River and Crandon, Luke returned to his home base in Southern California to dial in his buggy before making the trek to Chicago.  A seventh place finish last round left Luke anxious to get back on the track and more importantly back on the podium.

Stingle-TORC-Off-Road-7-25-13Black Creek, WI (July 25, 2013) – A near perfect weekend for Greg Stingle at Route 66 Raceway put the multi-time Light Buggy champion back in contention for a fourth straight title. The familiar orange single seater ran up front all weekend and is now tied for second place in the season long standings. With four rounds of racing left in the season anything can happen, the championship battle could go down to the final lap of the season.

Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2013 Traxxas TORC Sportsman Series presented by AMSOIL were hosted by Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. This was the first time, since the TORC series’ first visit the venue three years ago, that the Sportsman competitors were included in the Pep Boys “Battle in the Bowl” event and Greg Stingle was looking forward to racing his #172 Sassy’s Bar and Grill / Badger State Transport / Geno’s Steakhouse / Ben’s Small Engine / Kountry Bar / JJ Malloney’s / Lake Shore Cleaners / A & S Poured Walls / J & B Heating & Cooling / BFGoodrich Tires Buggy against seventeen other Light Buggy racers.

SST-Sheldon-Creed-7-15-13TORONTO – Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif., dominated the final six laps of the Honda Indy Toronto to capture his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory in convincing fashion.

As gorgeous weather conditions surrounded the Toronto area for the second day in a row, the encore presentation of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round No. 8 of competition.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of the fastest times from Saturday’s Round No. 7. After the inversion Toronto, native, Paul Tracy would find himself starting from the pole position to the inside of Scottsdale, Ariz., driver, P.J. Jones.

Greg-Stingle-Off-Road-TORC-7-10-13Black Creek, WI – After an uncharacteristically slow start of the season, Greg Stingle got back to his winning ways during Round 4 of the Traxxas TORC Sportsman Series presented by AMSOIL. The reigning TORC Light Buggy champion knows that his class is typically the largest and toughest at every stop of the TORC Sportsman Series, and the first three rounds of season, really underscores the statement that there are no “gimmies” in this class.

The twenty-five Light Buggies that came to Crandon lined up in two long rows for the traditional land rush start. Unfortunately the wet weather conditions prevented any practice on the track for before Saturday’s Round 3 action. In fact the rain had only stopped about an hour before the start of the Light Buggy race. One group of truck racers were on the track before the Light Buggy race, but needless to say, the track surface was still wet and muddy in most areas.

Rob-MacCachren-Stadium-Super-Trucks-6-10-13St. Louis, Mo. – After the first five events primarily on the west coast, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks brought the 600 hp high flying machines inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., for a night of urban off-road action. Rob MacCachren, Aaron Basl, and Sheldon Creed were able to conquer the multiple challenges of the tacky Missouri clay to record wins in Round No. 6 of SST Competition.

Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the No. 21 Traxxas truck made a late race pass to en route to capturing his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season.
The 18-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., jump out to the early lead ahead of SST newcomer Keegan Kincaid.

On Lap-2, the No. 25 Team Arie truck would find trouble completing just one of the corners and slipping back multiple positions. Kincaid would inherit the lead in front of Iron River, Mich., native Nick Baumgartner.