Mike Vanden Heuvel to drive the #77 Pro 2wd for the 2011 TRAXXAS TORC Series

Appleton, WI (May 16, 2011) – In 2010, Mike Vanden Heuvel more than proved himself a worthy opponent, winning the Limited 2WD Championship his first year ever in a truck.  If that wasn’t enough, he also captured more wins and more points than anyone else in TORC, as well as earning the 2010 Sportsman Driver of the Year Award.  All this success on the track led to the team’s decision to put Mike behind the wheel of the Pro 2 for this season.

With the support and guidance of his champion father, Dan Vanden Huevel Sr., Mike will fill some big shoes and debut his skills in the truck his father made famous amongst the Off Road world.  Dan will sit out the 2011 season after 33 years of off road racing, snapping one of the longest streaks in the sport.

Dan Vanden Heuvel quote:

“We don’t have the funding for two Pro trucks this season.  I’ll be back, but until then, I have all the confidence in the world that Mikey will run strong.”

These are exciting times for the Vanden Heuvel family as Dan Sr. turns over the keys to the next generation to continue building on the Vanden Heuvel, Flying Dutchman legacy.

Mike Vanden Heuvel quote:

“The Flying Dutchman can’t be replaced.  I’ll make him proud this year and can’t wait to be on the track with him some day.”

Watch for Flying Dutchman Off Road Race team to give it all they have and continue to show the off road community why they have been successful for so many years.

The TRAXXAS TORC Series kicks off the season at the famous Red Bud in Michigan on May 28 & 29.  Come on out and catch the action live!

Stop by the pits to meet the team, get their autographs and show your support for Off Road Racing.


For more information on the Flying Dutchman Off Road Race Team, visit the official website at: www.flyingdutchmanoffroad.com.


The Flying Dutchman Off Road Race Team is actively seeking to add new marketing partners to their successful program.  To learn more about how your company will benefit from a partnership with the Flying Dutchman Off Road Race Team, take a look at our marketing package or contact:

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