INDIANAPOLIS (March 23, 2011) – Officials with The Off-Road Championship, aka “TORC” Racing Series, announced today that the scheduled April 30/May 1 season-opening venue location has been changed from Texas’ Cycle Ranch to Michigan’s RedBud MX. The new TORC 2011 opening date is Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-29.
USAC officials touring the Texas facility have called for additional safety enhancements, to be put in place prior to racing action. These changes have impacted the April plan for track testing, and thus require the calendar move of the event from April/May to October 15-16.
“While it is difficult to make a schedule change at this point. we know it is the absolute correct decision to assure a safe and professional racing experience for our teams. USAC is founded on providing safety in racing first,” said Jason Smith, Sr. VP of Racing Competition.
Cycle Ranch, located in Floresville (20 miles south of San Antonio), is a new permanent off-road park which will feature a 1.0 mile short course track. Facilities for spectator viewing and incredible racing action are being modeled after the great facilities featured with the TORC Series at Crandon (Wisc.) and Bark River (Mich.).
The Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, opener at RedBud will include all PRO and Sportsman classes. A buzz is in the air in the well-established motocross community of the big trucks and names coming to the most iconic tracks on the Outdoor National AMA tour.
Noteworthy: TORC will offer Free Entrees and Free Pit Parking for all TORC teams at the rescheduled Cycle Ranch event for this fall to accommodate for changes in travel plans.
Updates on TORC action are also available on Twitter.com/TORCMedia as well as TORC’s official Facebook page.
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 whoops and jump-filled natural terrain race tracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience the most challenging form of high-octane competition. And once they taste TORC for the first time they’re hooked for life!