Crandon, WI (May 3, 2009) – The Traxxas TORC Series track crew is working hard at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) Dirt Track building the scene for what will be the star-studded 2009 season kick-off on May 15th and 16th. The crews from MediaX Productions (of X-Games fame) are making all their last minute preparations to create some great TV for a major sports network that will be named later this week.
TORC Officials are putting the finishing touches on a season-long television package with multiple networks, that while late coming together, will exceed expectations. “We think our TV package and production will be second to none,” stated series owner Ricky Johnson. “While negotiations are running a little later than we expected, we are going to deliver the type show that the sponsors, fans and drivers asked for with shows being played very soon after the events and on major networks and sports channels,” Johnson continued.
The production team, led by veteran Pam Miller and Paul Taublieb is going showcase the strong talent field in the series with a new “breath of fresh air”. “We want to appeal no only the faithful army of off-road enthusiast but to the youthful extreme sports market that our country has grown to love,” stated executive producer Paul Taublieb. “The athletes at top of this sport like we have in TORC are really a great cross between traditional motorsports and X-Games type athletes. I can’t wait to get this Texas show on camera and out to the world.”
The festivities begin at 8pm Thursday night at City Streets in Fort Worth, with a Red Bull kick-off party. TORC then moves to TMS Friday at noon for Media Day, shortly followed start of what will be an action packed weekend. Fans can look forward to not only lots of fender banging, truck racing; there will also be high-flying freestyle action, led by Red Bull Freestyle athlete Jeff Tilton.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and can be found by going to www.TORCseries.com orwww.texasmotorspeedway.com. Gates open Friday at 3:00pm
The Traxxas TORC Series- The Off Road Championship, presented by AMSOIL is the world’s premier off road series, bringing together the best of Midwest short course off-road racing with exciting new Western State venues. TORC drivers push the limits with action-packed fender pounding on challenging natural terrain racetracks. The season kicks off May 15, 2009. For more information on TORC please visit www.torcseries.com.