Championship Showdown from Las Vegas, NV
Epic Battles for the Titles by the Best Off Road Racers on Earth – Action Sports Meets Motorsports!
A Cage Fight on Four Wheels – Motocross with Full Contact, 800 HP Trucks
With Special Guest Correspondent Three-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson
TUNE IN TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE CALLING THE BEST OFF ROAD RACE OF ALL TIME
SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2009
1:30 PM EASTERN/10:30 AM PACIFIC
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(Nov. 1, 2009, For Immediate Release) The best off road truck racers on the planet converged at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to lay it on the line and turn their 800 HP trucks loose in a no-holds-barred battle to secure their championships after a season-long fifteen rounds of the most intense short course racing on earth, with titles and first-time victories up for grabs right down to the last laps.
Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson was up against his rival and nemesis, the slick veteran Rob MacCachren in the ultra competitive Pro 2 wheel drive class, with young gun Todd LeDuc also with a shot at the championship, along with two-wheel legend Jeremy McGrath thirsting for his first win. To have a shot at the trophy, motocross icon Johnson would have to lead flag-to-flag, and he hit the track with only “win or wreck” on his mind.
In the Pro Lights, the most dominating driver in class history, Jeff Kincaid, in his division swan song as he moves up to Pro 2 in 2010, only needed to be strong and solid. But he was up against a challenging track, and the likes of upstart Monster Energy’s Casey Currie, as well as the Metal Mulisha’s Brian Deegan, both hungry and willing to do whatever it took to stand on top of the podium.
The heavyweight division is the dirt-grinding Pro 4 Wheel Drive, and Monster Energy’s Rick Huseman cruised into Vegas in command – but be not misled into thinking this meant anything except what many are calling the most intense, competitive and unpredictable race in the sport’s history – including exploding cars, drivers racing blind, trucks crawling on trucks, all leading to season-ending, heart-stopping one-lap shootout which no one could have predicted. It was a truly historic way to finish the extraordinary innagural season of the Traxxas TORC off road series. This is one race you simply do not want to miss.
Supporing TORC is former off road racer, three time NASCAR Champion, and current Chase for the Spring Cup leader, Jimmie Johnson, joining the ABC telecast as special technical reporter.
Mark you calendars or set your DVR’s – Sunday, Nov. 8, 1:30 PM Eastern/10:30 AM Pacific – ABC
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.