Season Opener! Traxxas and TORC Return
To Crandon International Raceway, June
19!


The season opener promises plenty of action as the top names in Short Course racing pull out all the stops at Crandon International Raceway. Title sponsor Traxxas has been busy in the off- season, preparing race trucks, haulers, and new surprises for the 2010 season. There’s exciting changes in store for race fans, as familiar favorites move into new classes and the Traxxas team welcomes fresh talent to the fold.






Traxxas, The Team To Watch
When the green flag drops in Crandon, keep your eyes on Traxxas- sponsored Rick Huseman. Rick dominated the Pro 4X4 field in 2009 with ten podium finishes and six wins on his way to the Pro 4X4 Champion title, and you can bet he’s looking for a repeat in 2010. Rick’s all-out driving style and fire-belching Toyota race truck make him a fan favorite, while his winning attitude (and resume) make him a perfect fit with Traxxas. In fact, Rick got his start in off-road racing with R/C trucks! Also driving in the Pro 4X4 class, and certainly no stranger to R/C himself, is Traxxas president Mike Jenkins. Mike returns to Crandon after a successful 2009 season with five top-5 finishes and two podium finishes, including a dramatic win at the TORC finale in Las Vegas. Mike’s brother Mark Jenkins moves from Pro 2Wd to Pro 4X4 with his no. 25 truck. As a Pro 2WD the previous season, Mark posted five top-5 finishes and broke into the top-10 in season points, finishing ninth overall in the25-truck field. Mark and his new Pro 4X4 were blazing fast in testing, so keep your eyes on the red Traxxas machine! representing Traxxas in the Pro 2WD class is Pro Light veteran Jeff Kincaid. With seven Pro Light national titles to his name and an all-new Toyota race truck, Jeff will be a force in the Pro 2WD class. Andrew "Ace" Caddell is the newest member of the Traxxas team, and will be strapping into the no. 43 Traxxas Pro Light in his off- road debut. Already a top sportscar racer at just 22 years old, Andrew is looking for the fast line to the front in Traxxas Pro Light. He’ll put on a show in Crandon! 



Introducing Traxxas Pro Light
The popular Pro Light class has been rechristened Traxxas Pro Light, and TORC title sponsor Traxxas has stepped up with big contingency dollars for the hotly contested class. Traxxas Pro Light drivers will race for a total of $200,000 throughout the season, with podium finishers earning $5,000 for first, $2,500 for second, and $1,500 for third and additional payouts all the way to tenth place. In addition to the dollars up for grabs, the Traxxas Pro Light class also has new rules designed to keep more dollars in racers pockets. A new V8 crate engine program that provides a low cost engine choice that can race equally alongside the current 4-cylinder power plants. Traxxas’ Mike Jenkins is emphatic about the company's support for the class: “This is an investment in a very talented group of drivers and ultimately the future of our sport. With Traxxas sponsoring a whole class of racers rather than just one driver, racers will be able to take advantage of financial support that can be earned throughout the entire season. The 4-cylinder trucks will be able to compete right with the V-8s, so everyone is welcome to participate, whether they're able to run one weekend or the entire season.”
New for 2010: Live Streaming
Can’t be there in person? Live streaming online will be available to follow all the action as it happens from the track. Visit Traxxas.com or this page on June 19 for a link to all the action!




Off the track, title sponsor Traxxas deploys a full range of interactive family fun. Here’s what you’ll enjoy when you join us in Crandon!
 

Traxxas TORC R/C Challenge 
Since Traxxas is The Fastest Name In Radio Control, R/C racing is the centerpiece of the Crandon scene. Local racers can enter the TORC R/C Challenge for two nights of high-energy R/C racing under the lights on a brand new, world-class, permanent R/C race course. Four classes gave racers plenty of opportunity to test their skill. Slash Spec pits competitors against one another with basically stock vehicles, all but guaranteeing close and exciting racing as the high-performance trucks are perfectly matched. Pure driving skill is left to determine the best driver on the stand. Slash Open allows racers to modify their vehicles with as much power as traction allows. Slash 4X4 is the newest TORC R/C class, and sure to be action-packed at the brushless-powered trucks and their full-time 4WD systems offer instant acceleration, high speed, and aggressive cornering capability. The Slayer class brings high-revving 2-stroke power to TORC R/C racing as drivers compete in a 50-lap run for the checkered flag with their 50+mph, nitro-burning machines. 
 
You Could Win a Ride In The TORC Pace Truck!

Drivers entered for a weekend of exciting R/C racing have the chance to earn an official TORC R/C Challenge plaque to commemorate their spot on the podium, but that’s not the only way to win. All R/C racers are also automatically entered in a drawing to win a ride in the Traxxas TORC pace truck! This is not a leisurely cruise down pit lane; the TORC pace truck is nothing less than a fully outfitted Pro 2WD racing truck equipped with a passenger seat, and is as capable on the track as any of the racing machines it leads out before the green flag drops. Short of driving the truck themselves, it’s as close to a real short-course racing experience as a fan can get. 
Try-Me Track
With all the R/C racing action on the track, it’s only natural for the many spectators to want their own turn at the wheel of a high-performance Traxxas radio-control racing truck. Everyone has the opportunity to do just that at the Traxxas Try-Me Track, which puts a transmitter in the hands of anyone who wants to drive the best- selling Traxxas Slash 2WD short-course racing truck. 


Traxxas TORC Pro Driver R/C
Challenge After Saturday’s final race on the full-size track, the Traxxas Off-Road Championship’s top drivers will exchange their full-size racing machines for radio- controlled Traxxas Slash racing trucks as the annual Traxxas TORC Pro Driver R/C Challenge series comes to Crandon International Raceway. Driving on the miniature version of the Crandon racetrack, each driver will race a custom replica of his full-size racing machine, and the drivers will be in their fire suits so fans get the full pro-driver visual experience. The who's-who list features all the brightest stars of the TORC series, including Rick Huseman, Jeff Kincaid, Johnny Greaves, Jeremy McGrath, Todd and Kyle LeDuc, and of course, Mike and Mark Jenkins.Don't miss this chance to see your favorite TORC racers in action like never before! 
TORC Pro Pit Party 
After the Pro Driver R/C Challenge, the drivers will take their places for the TORC Pro Pit Party hosted by Traxxas. Race fans will have the unique opportunity to meet their favorite drivers for autographs, snapshots, handshakes and souvenirs. Don't miss this chance to enjoy face time with your favorite racers.


Visit The Traxxas Mobile Support Center
With so many race fans being introduced to Traxxas high-performance R/C for the first time, it’s no surprise that many have questions about the exciting hobby/sport. The Traxxas Mobile Support Center is the place to learn more about radio control. The Support Center will be on hand in Crandon and at each stop on the TORC circuit, helping out with service and technical advice from Traxxas' expert tech team. With DVDs, catalogs, Traxxas apparel, and lots of other Traxxas gear, the Mobile Support Center is “R/C Central.”


Cruise The Pits 
Spectators have full access to the TORC pits, where they can see the behind the scenes action as Traxxas’ Mike Jenkins and brother Mark Jenkins prepare for the on-track action and the  crews prep their 900+horsepower Pro 4X4 racing trucks. Admission to the pit area is free. We hope you’ll visit us in Crandon, or at another stop during the 2010 TORC season. You’re invited to join in the fun, from everyone at Traxxas, The Fastest Name In Radio Control.


2010 TORC Schedule
June 19-20             Crandon International Raceway, Crandon, WI
July 10-11              Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, MI
July 23-24              Oshkosh Speedzone, Oshkosh, WI
August 14-15         Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, MI
August 25-26         Route 66 Raceway at Chicagoland, IL
September 4-5       Crandon International Raceway, Crandon, WI