Rockstar / Makita’s Team LeDuc took the Brush Run Races by storm, earning a total of seven podium finishes during Rounds 5 and 6 of the Traxxas TORC Series! Celebrating 40 years, Crandon International Raceway hosted two action-packed days of competition as the TORC Series headed east over the Father’s Day weekend for their Wisconsin debut to a crowd of nearly 24,000 fans.
Thundered towards Crandon’s infamous turn one, the Pro 4×4’s created heart-pounding excitement as the biggest names in the sport fought for an early lead during the land-rush start. After the dust settled, it was Kyle LeDuc who would claim the hole shot during Saturday’s Round 5 action while father, Curt, tailed closely behind in the second position. After battling it out and trading positions with Rick Huseman during both Rounds 5 and 6, it was Kyle in the No. 99 Rockstar / Makita Ford and Curt in the No. 43 Rockstar / Makita Ford who would claim the second and third place finishes during both rounds of TORC Series competition. Earning two consecutive silver place podiums during the Brush Run Races, Kyle LeDuc moved up from the fourth to the second spot on the points grid while Curt LeDuc currently holds the fifth points position.
During Saturday’s Round 5 action, Team LeDuc Racing once again claimed the sought-after hole shot when Todd took the early lead over Mark Oberg and Rob MacCachren in his No. 3 Rockstar /Makita Ford Pro 2WD. Battling it out over the 1.75 mile track, Todd fought hard to maintain his lead but in the end it was Rob MacCachren who would claim the first place podium with just two laps to go. Earning two consecutive silver place podiums during Rounds 5 and 6, Todd climbed the points grid and currently maintains the second place position in the TORC Series Pro 2WD class.
As the points races came to a close it was the full-throttle, fender-banging mayhem of the Forest County Potawatomi Chairman’s Cup Challenge that would conclude the weekend’s festivities. With a total contingency purse of $28,500 in prize money, it was a fierce battle for a podium finish between both the two-wheel and four-wheel drive classes. The Pro 2WD’s staged for a staggered start near the notorious Borg Warner corner while the Pro 4×4’s lined up at the starting line. As the Pro 4×4’s charged through turn one, the Pro 2WDs created chaos with a three truck pile-up forcing the four wheel class to dodge the massive carnage. In the end, Curt LeDuc held on strong and survived the high attrition rate of the drastically thinned field to proudly claim third place and earn Team LeDuc Racing the seventh podium finish of the weekend.
Rockstar / Makita’s Team LeDuc Racing will return for Rounds 7 and 8 of Traxxas TORC Series racing on July 11-12 at Bark River Raceway in Michigan. Coverage of The Off-Road Championship Series can be seen on the ESPN2 Network. Check local listings for broadcast times!
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