Traxxas Names the Pro Light Class in
the 2010 TORC Series. Sponsorship To
Include Largest Season Purse Ever -
The Traxxas Pro Light class will be home for some of the hottest racing action in the 2010 Traxxas TORC Series. Choosing to sponsor the entire class rather than a single driver, Traxxas, The Fastest Name in Radio Control,® has joined forces with TORC to raise the season purse to over $200,000 paid out over 14 races. Racers will be competing for the largest cash purse the Pro Light class has ever seen. Top spot on the podium for each race pays $5000, $2,500 for 2nd, $1,500 for 3rd, and continues to pay on down to the 10th spot. There's also an additional $1000 Traxxas Maxx® Lap cash payout to the driver of the fastest lap. The large purse pays every weekend allowing for immediate financial support to assist racers on an ongoing basis throughout the season, not just at years end. The financial rewards are available for all racers whether they are running the entire season or just the races their travel schedule permits. Also new for 2010 is the limited and sealed V8 crate engine program that provides a low cost engine choice that can race equally alongside the current 4-cylinder power plants. TORC and USAC are working together closely through pre-season development and testing to assure absolute parity amongst the different brands and types of engines. The racing on the track is sure to be some of the best ever as racers flat foot it to the podium for their share of the giant $200,000 purse.
Traxxas’ Mike Jenkins stated, “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. This investment in the Traxxas Pro Light class is an investment in a very talented group of drivers and ultimately the future of our sport.”
Single Race Payout Schedule
Plus: $1000 Traxxas Maxx® Lap cash for the fastest lap of the race.
V8 Sealed and Limited Engine Program
The 2010 Traxxas Pro Light 2WD class will allow current 4-Cylinder Pro Light engines to compete alongside limited and sealed crate V8 engines from Ford, General Motors, Dodge, and Toyota. Using proven and tested formulas found in other racing series, the V8 engines will be evaluated, and adjusted by USAC to ensure parity and close competition with existing 4-cylinder Pro Lights. Transmission, exhaust, and carburetor specifications will be established and forwarded immediately upon completion of the testing and validation. Engines must have factory seals in place and remain unmodified. Any repairs must be completed by an authorized and certified repair center for resealing.
The 2010 Traxxas TORC series presented by Amsoil launches May 1st and 2nd at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona.
Current Spec V8 Engine choices
|Manufacturer||Approved Engine||TORC Source|
|General Motors||88958604||GM Performance Parts|
|Ford Racing||D347SR||Ford Racing|
|Dodge / Mopar||TORC75360||Stanton Racing Engines|