Bark river, michigan

Mary Kay

PRINCESS
WEEKEND PREVIEW: BARK RIVER, MICHIGAN


Corona, CA (August 1st, 2009)- The Traxxas TORC Truck Series presented by AMSOIL is heading back to Bark River International Raceway for another thrilling weekend, the second of two events at the challenging 1.5-mile track. Coming off of two spectacular rounds of SRT and Grassroots competition under the lights at Oshkosh Speedzone, the PRO Trucks will again join the series on its 2009 schedule.

In the PRO Light class Traxxas driver Jeff Kincaid and Boss Snowplow's Chad Hord are tied for first in points. Chris Brandt is a close seven points behind the veteran drivers, but has only a narrow lead on Monster Energy driver Casey Currie. One thing is for sure, the race for the PRO Light Championship is going to be a wild ride!

The PRO 2 WD points race equally as tight with Red Bull's Ricky Johnson only one point ahead of Rockstar driver Rob MacCachren. Both Johnson and MacCachren have been very consistent, both only having one finish outside of the top ten. Don't count out the rest of the top five, Todd LeDuc, Scott Taylor, and Jeremy McGrath have all been consistent this season and are very hungry for a championship.

PRO 4x4 driver Rick Huseman has had an amazing season, with only two finishes outside the top three, Huseman holds a twenty point lead on fellow Monster Energy driver Johnny Greaves. Greaves ran flawlessly the last two rounds at Bark River, so Greaves fans can expect to see big things from him on this return visit to Michigan. Kyle LeDuc follows closely behind, with AMSOIL superstar Scott Douglas and Curt Leduc rounding out the top five in points.

Anything is possible with only half of the season completed; it's hard to say who will come out on top at the season finale in Las Vegas. What fans can expect is some of the wildest battles that short course has seen in years! If you can't make it to Bark River, be sure to watch all of the weekend action Sunday August 16th at 11:30AM EST on ESPN2.

Tickets are on sale now through the Bark River website and can be found by going to www.upoffroad100.com. Gates open Friday at 7:00am.

Fast Facts:
The Race: Bark River, Michigan
The Date: Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th.
The Track: Bark River International Raceway
The Time: 11:00 a.m.
TV: ESPN2, August 16th, 2009 (11:30 a.m. ET)
Radio: Dirt Newz.com and USACRacing.com
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday- Practice, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Races start at 11:00 a.m.
Track Contact: Richard Ault
2009 Top 3 Drivers In Points:
PRO Light:
1 Jeff Kincaid
1 Chad Hord
2 Chris Brandt
3 Casey Currie

PRO 2WD:
1 Ricky Johnson
2 Rob MacCachren
3 Todd LeDuc

PRO 4x4:
1 Rick Huseman
2 Johnny Greaves
3 Kyle LeDuc

Bark River 101: Highlights:
Bark River International Raceway is located ten miles southwest of Escanaba, Michigan on U.S. Route 41. The original off-road track was 5 miles, racers were expected to complete 20 laps for a total of 100 miles, and thus the U.P. Off Road 100 was born. Over the years, the course continued to be shortened and reconfigured into the modern day track (1.5 miles). Bark River is said to be one of the most challenging courses on the TORC Series Schedule, where drivers can reach up to 90 miles per hour with the highest elevation change on the circuit. The Bark River International Raceway received additional international recognition in 2007 with the launch of the XBOX 360 video game DIRT. The BRIR is one of the featured courses in the game, allowing fans to enjoy Bark River's top notch racing action all year round.

The Traxxas TORC Series-The Off-Road Championship, presented by AMSOIL is the world's premier short course off road series. TORC drivers push the limits with 900 horsepower, action-packed fender pounding on challenging natural terrain racetracks. The 2009 season schedule includes stops in Texas, California, Nevada, Michigan, and Wisconsin. For more information on TORC please visit www.torcseries.com.


Thank your for your continued support of The Traxxas TORC Truck Series Presented by AMSOIL.

Christine Lunniss
TORC Series
 
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