Traxxas Racing Action At Las Vegas
Motor Speedway on ESPN2!
(Nov. 1, 2009, For Immediate Release) The best off road truck racers on the planet converged at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to lay it on the line and turn their 800 HP trucks loose in a no-holds-barred battle to secure their championships after a season-long fifteen rounds of the most intense short course racing on earth, with titles and first-time victories up for grabs right down to the last laps.
Ricky "Bad Boy" Johnson was up against his rival and nemesis, the slick veteran Rob MacCacharen in the ultra competitive Pro 2 wheel drive class, with young gun Todd LeDuc also with a shot at the championship, along with two-wheel legend Jeremy McGrath thirsting for his first win. To have a shot at the trophy, motocross icon Johnson would have to lead flag-to-flag, and he hit the track with only "win or wreck" on his mind.
In the Pro Lights, the most dominating driver in class history, Jeff Kincaid, in his division swan song as he moves up to Pro 2 in 2010, only needed to be strong and solid. But he was up against a challenging track, and the likes of upstart Monster Energy's Casey Currie, as well as the Metal Mulisha's Brian Deegan, both hungry and willing to do whatever it took to stand on top of the podium.
The heavyweight division is the dirt-grinding Pro 4 Wheel Drive, and Monster Energy's Rick Huseman cruised into Vegas in command - but be not misled into thinking this meant anything except what many are calling the most intense, competitive and unpredictable race in the sport's history - including exploding cars, drivers racing blind, trucks crawling on trucks, all leading to season-ending, heart-stoppping one-lap shootout which no one could have predicted. It was a truly historic way to finish the extraordinary innagural season of the Traxxas TORC off road series. This is one race you simply do not want to miss.
Supporing TORC is former off road racer, three time NASCAR Champion, and current Chase for the Spring Cup leader, Jimmie Johnson, joining the ABC telecast as special technical reporter.
Mark your calendars or set your DVR's:
Sunday, November 8, 1:30pm Eastern/10:30am Pacific on ABC
For further information about the Traxxas TORC Off Road Series, presented by AMSOIL, the premier and most intense short course off road racing series in the world, featuring the best drivers on the planet, go to www.torcseries.com. TORC will return in 2010 with an expanded schedule and enhanced television coverage.