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TORC Announces 2012 TORC Racing Schedule

TORC racing Announces 2012 Schedule

December 24, 2011

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After a successful 2011 campaign that brought off-road racing to three new venues, the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL has set the course for 2012.

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The seven weekend, 14-race season will start where it ended in 2011.  A purpose-built track at Cycle Ranch in Floresville, Texas will host the first two rounds of racing April 28-29.  Just 30-minutes from downtown San Antonio, Cycle Ranch offered up one of the most technical race tracks on the circuit this past season.

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A return to Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich. is on tap for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26-27.  Despite heavy rains and knee-deep mud, the Red Bud faithful saw some of the most extreme off-road racing this year as the TORC series started at the famed motocross facility.

Big market, NASCAR venues in Chicago and Charlotte are mid-season highlights for the premier off-road, short course series.  TORC invades NASCAR country July 13-14 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. it will be a quick turnaround for the teams less than one week later in Joliet, Ill. at Chicagoland Speedway for a Thursday-Friday event.

Historical venues Crandon International Raceway and Bark River International Raceway round out the new schedule.  The series returns to its traditional ending in Crandon, Wis. on Labor Day weekend.  The final race of the year will be the AMSOIL Cup on Sunday, September 2.

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Bryce Menzies Wins Baja 500 | Amsoil.

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As a contender in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by Amsoil Pro 2wd class, Bryce Menzies has an easy time focusing on the chaos that surrounds short course racing.  But it’s the uncontrollable chaos of desert racing that fuels the Red Bull/Amsoil driver, and the Las Vegas native determined to that 2011 was his year to tame Baja.

A group of the top off-road desert racers rolled off the start of the Baja 500 early Saturday morning.  Menzies, along with co-driver Peter Mortenson, was first off the line and led the prestigous race wire-to-wire.  The duo enjoyed clean air in their Trophy Truck and as the cruised to the overall win Saturday evening.  By the end of the race, they had won the event by more than 12 minutes.

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Up next for Menzies Motorsports, which also includes Pro 4×4 driver Ricky Johnson and Pro Lite driver Luke Johnson, will be at the TORC race in Crandon, Wis. June 18-19.

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Team AMSOIL Racers to Visit Troops in Middle East

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Douglas, Hord and Jenkins will compete
in the Traxxas Troop vs. Pro Challenge
Presented by AMSOIL.

Team AMSOIL TORC Series off-road drivers Scott Douglas, Chad Hord and Mike Jenkins are heading to the Middle East for a special salute and thank-you to the U.S. Armed Forces. The tour, organized in conjunction with Armed Forces Entertainment, AMSOIL and Traxxas, will feature a fun and interactive radio-controlled off-road challenge between the TORC drivers and troops. Each stop at a U.S. Military base will feature the Traxxas Troop vs. Pro Challenge presented by AMSOIL, where troops will race Traxxas Slash 4x4s on the challenging custom-built “Traxxas Try-Me Track.” Douglas, Hord and Jenkins will act as driver-coaches to service members competing in the races, with the winners taking on the pros in head-to-head competition.

“Whenever we can add a fun ‘downtime’ activity to one of our tours it leads to a more successful mission,” said Rob Powers, founder of American300 Warrior Tours, the nonprofit organization that has worked to bring the TORC pros and sponsors to Armed Forces Entertainment. “Our organizational mission is to increase the resiliency of our troops, their families and the communities that they live and operate in by assisting the DoD’s Armed Forces Entertainment department with unique and exciting programming. The Traxxas Radio-Controlled Troop vs. Pro races are all about bringing America’s best to our service men and women and having a great time.”

Douglas will be bringing a custom “Desert Tan Troop Hood,” which he will have signed by the troops and then install on his #7 AMSOIL Ford truck for this year’s AMSOIL Cup race on September 4 in Crandon, Wis.

Tour officials will provide daily updates during their trip as the pros prepare and travel on their military adventure. The drivers will be using their Twitter feeds to keep fans up-to-date, and AMSOIL will air video recaps of the trip in early April. Follow the tour at http://www.amsoilracing.com/.

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AMSOIL Agrees to Sponsor Cup

Thursday, July 1, 2010

AMSOIL Agrees to Sponsor Cup

Crandon is famous for its Cup races. With the 17th Annual Crandon Cup race in the books, the track now turns its attention toward the biggest race of the year on Labor Day Weekend.

Previously known as the BorgWarner Shootout Cup, the end-of-the-year, winner-takes-all race will now be known as the AMSOIL Cup. The format of the race will return to the Pro 4×4 versus Pro 2wd shootout that has become popular with the more than 50,000 fans that pack the small town on the holiday weekend.

“AMSOIL loves the tradition that has evolved with this race,” said AMSOIL Race Program Manager Jeremy Meyer. “We believe that ending the 2010 TORC season with the inaugural AMSOIL Cup race, and bringing back the two-class structure, will provide an exciting finish to an unbelievable year of racing.”

The winner of the AMSOIL Cup race will have his name engraved on the newly-designed AMSOIL Cup, which replaces the now retired BorgWarner Trophy.

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TORC Series Opens with a Bang

Thursday, July 1, 2010

TORC Series Opens with a Bang

Fans Pack Crandon to Watch the World’s Best Off-Road Racers

The Crandon International Raceway hauled in more than eight tons of new dirt for its famed 1½-mile off-road, short course track in Crandon, Wis., and the reconstructed track was set up for a record-breaking weekend for the start of the 2010 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL.

Scott Douglas set the tone for the AMSOIL Super Team. The veteran racer displayed his classic speed all weekend long, finishing both Pro 4×4 class races in third and leaving the two-day event second overall. Douglas understands that consistent podium finishes will help him add to his 11 professional off-road racing championships.

“We are here to win races, but you can’t gamble a potential championship away by being overly aggressive on the race track,” said Douglas. “The entire AMSOIL/Douglas Motorsports crew prepared a flawless truck for all three races this weekend. We had zero mechanical issues.”

Douglas showcased his competitiveness during the 17th Annual Crandon Cup race, where the Pro 4×4 trucks chased down the Pro 2wd trucks, which were provided a 10-second lead to start the 10-lap affair. Pro 2wd leaders Ricky Johnson (Red Bull/AMSOIL) and Jeff Kincaid (Traxxas/AMSOIL) set a fierce pace to start the race. But Douglas was relentless, leading the Pro 4×4 field through the minefield of Pro 2wd trucks. With one lap remaining, Douglas closed the gap on Kincaid, but time was running out. The defending World Champion threw his truck into the final turn hard and late, pulling inside Kincaid’s rear fender. The two trucks launched toward the AMSOIL Finish Line in a photo finish that gave the 20,000 Crandon fans the closest race in the Cup’s history. At the line, Kincaid edged Douglas by just .259 seconds.

Overall, AMSOIL drivers picked up 13 podiums in the three pro classes, including wins by Johnny Greaves (Pro 4×4), Johnson (Pro 2wd), Kincaid (Pro 2wd) and Andrew Caddell (Pro Light). Caddell also set a new track record in the Pro Light class on the very first lap of his rookie race in Crandon, beating the old record by more than one second.

The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL heads north to Bark River, Mich. July 10-11 for rounds three and four of the 2010 season. The entire weekend of racing from Bark River will be streamed live on http://www.amsoil.com/.

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Bradd Lovell Unveils New Pro Lite

Lovell Unveils New Pro Lite
Brad Lovell is considered one of the most versatile off-road drivers in North America. He has won championships in rock crawling, rock racing and has recently piloted a top running team in the Best In The Desert series. In 2010, Lovell will look to tackle the short course world. He will be racing alongside AMSOIL Super Team members, Scott Douglas, Mike Oberg and Chad Hord in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. Lovell will put his new AMSOIL Pro Lite through the paces at Crandon International Raceway this week. Lovell sent us a picture of the new Pro Lite, which will debut at the TORC opener on June 19-20 in Crandon.

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