BARK RIVER, Mich. – Racing in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL is tough. Earning a spot on the podium is even tougher. Earning that podium position after being spun early in the race and finishing second by cutting through the field with surgical precision is nearly impossible. But Rob MacCachren did just that Saturday at Bark River International Raceway to earn his second Bosch Power Pass of the season.
After an incident early in the race with fellow PRO 2WD racer Chad Hord, MacCachren was knocked to the back of the pack and patiently worked his way towards the front. His perseverance was rewarded with runner-up honors behind race winner Jeremy McGrath.
On Sunday, it was Mark Jenkins’ ability to avoid trouble that gave the PRO 4WD driver the nod for the Bosch Power Pass, an award his brother, Mike, won in the previous event at Oshkosh. The PRO 4 race was a battle of attrition that saw some of the hardest-fought back-and-forth action of the 2010 TORC Series season. Jenkins was able to avoid the carnage between eventual race winner Rick Huseman, Scott Douglas, Johnny Greaves, and Mike Jenkins to finish his day on the podium.
MacMachren and Jenkins both receive the Bosch Power Box 360, a music machine that isn’t your average boombox. Inside its rugged aluminum and rubber roll case, the 360 packs full 360-degree speakers for all-around sound, a weather-sealed media bay for an iPod, a powered USB port for charging cell phones, MP3 and WMA support for the SD card slot, external auxiliary ports, a built-in battery bay for either charging tool batteries or powering the Power Box itself, an illuminated LCD display, and a remote control for cranking up the music while cranking up the saw. It’s the perfect sound system for the worksite and its toughness represents the hardcore attitude of the TORC Series’ drivers.
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.
The series returns to action Aug. 25-26 with NASCAR star Kyle Busch at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. For more information, visit Route66Raceway.com. All the action in Joliet can be seen via live free streaming at TORCSeries.com courtesy of GoPro Cameras and eBay Motors.
For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, visit them on the Web at TORCSeries.com. For information on the United States Auto Club, visit USACRacing.com. Both sites will also feature live free streaming of all the events on the TORC Series schedule.
Race fans can follow all the action throughout the TORC Series season on its official Twitter sites at Twitter.com/TORCMedia and its official page on Facebook.
The Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet. TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoop and jump filled natural terrain racetracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience this most challenging form of high-octane competition and once they taste TORC for the first time they’ll be hooked for life.
USAC is the sanctioning body of TORC. The United States Auto Club (USAC) adds a superior level of professionalism to the series. USAC will play a major role in series operations just as it does in the K&N Silver Crown Series, National Sprint Car Series, Mopar Midget Nationals, Ford Focus, and 1/4 Midget series. Each year TORC champions will be recognized for their achievements at the prestigious USAC banquet.
Traxxas, “The Fastest Name in Radio Control”, has honored TORC as Title Sponsor through 2011. “The Traxxas TORC Series” or “The Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series”. Broadcasts of the six-round TORC series will be broadcast on national television starting in September.