TORC: Weekend Preview: Perris, California

The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL returns to the West Coast for the final two weekends of thunderous action. The series will make its final appearance at Perris Auto Speedway for the 2009 season this Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th.

“With the season coming closer to and end, the battles on track will continue to get more fierce and drivers will be willing to drive more aggressively,” stated PRO Light driver Casey Currie. “I expect to see a lot of drama going into the finale in Las Vegas.” Currie, who sits in fifth in points, just ten points out of the top three will definitely be one of the drivers putting it all on the line.

In the AMSOIL PRO 2WD class the top spots are equally as close, so expect to see a lot of action here as well. Ricky Johnson holds the points lead, with Todd LeDuc only two points behind. Johnson is also within reach of Rob MacCachren, who is eight points away from taking the championship. “I need to stay on top of the podium and beat Ricky in every round I possibly can,” exclaimed Todd LeDuc. “I want this championship just as much as he does, and I will be there hard charging on his bumper trying to take the points lead away every chance I get.”

In TORC’s premier class-the Kumho Tires PRO 4×4, the championship will be a huge undertaking, as Rick Huseman has a twenty point lead over Kyle LeDuc and a forty-two point lead over third place Johnny Greaves. This will be a hard task for Kyle, but it can be done. “Kyle LeDuc has been so fast the last couple of rounds,” said Rick Huseman as he reflected back over the season. “We have been fast as well, but at the same time I feel like I could have finished better than I did in two rounds this season. Hopefully I didn’t leave the window open for LeDuc, I feel like if I stay consistent for the next four rounds of racing then I can take the championship home.”

In addition to the online broadcast efforts of’s Live at TORC and USAC Live Race Day Coverage, ESPN Sports will bring the Perris/TORC event into everyone’s house with a television, airing of the race on Sunday, October 4th, at 11:30am EST.

Fast Facts
The Race: Perris, California
The Date: Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th, 2009.
The Track: Perris Auto Speedway
The Time: Friday, 7pm and Saturday, 7pm.
TV: ESPN2 Sunday October 4th at 11:30am EST.
Radio: Dirt
Schedule: Friday and Saturday- Practice, 1:00-3:00pm, Races start at 6:30pm.
Track Contact: Tanner Watson 951.940.0134
2009 Top 3 Drivers:
PRO Light 1) Jeff Kincaid 2) Chad Hord 3) Marty Hart
PRO 2WD 1) Ricky Johnson 2) Todd LeDuc 3) Rob MacCachren
PRO 4×4 1) Rick Huseman 2) Kyle LeDuc 3) Johnny Greaves

Perris Highlights
Perris Auto Speedway is a 1/2 mile clay oval that features a raised back straightaway.Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Perris Auto Speedway is on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go two miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

Superior, Wi.–AMSOIL, the Exclusive Official Oil and Presenting sponsor of the Traxxas TORC Series, is proud to announce the continuation of the Ultimate AMSOIL Off-Road Super Team Super Fan contest next weekend at the TORC race at Perris Auto Speedway.

The Ultimate AMSOIL Off-Road Super Team Super Fan contest is open to all fans in attendance of a TORC race in 2009. Simply collect all 10 AMSOIL trading cards; bring them to the AMSOIL Display Trailer underneath the grandstands and sign up to win great prizes, including AMSOIL Traxxas R/C trucks, a complete door panel from AMSOIL-sponsored driver Ricky Johnson, autographed hats, shirts and a complete AMSOIL oil change kit. A different door panel from an AMSOIL-sponsored racer will be given out at each event.

Each round of the 2009 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL will claim more than 25 winners. At the end of the season, all of these winners will be placed into the Ultimate AMSOIL Off-Road Super Team Super Fan Prize Pack drawing where one lucky winner will take home the ultimate prize pack, including AMSOIL products, a Traxxas R/C Slash, a set of Kumho Tires, a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Impact Driver Kit and VIP access to the 2010 BorgWarner Weekend at the Big House in Crandon.

Grab a flyer at the front gate or when you buy your pit pass at Texas Motor Speedway and collect all nine cards from AMSOIL-sponsored drivers, including Scott Douglas, Mike Oberg, Chad Hord, Jeremy McGrath, Johnny Greaves, Steve Barlow, Mike Jenkins, Mark Jenkins and Ricky Johnson. Get your final card, a complete TORC Series schedule, at the AMSOIL booth and sign up to win. Winners will be announced one week after each race at No purchase necessary to win.

About the company: AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubricants since 1972. For more information on Team AMSOIL racing or AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, go to, call (715) 392-7101 or mail AMSOIL INC. at The AMSOIL Building, Superior, WI 54880.


Sponsors, drivers, and teams from the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL will be spending the afternoon at the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House this Wednesday from 10am to 12pm.

“This is a chance for all involved with TORC to give back to the community,” stated Brian Robertson of Kumho Tires. “We want to visit with the kids and their families and let them spend the day doing something exciting- without worrying about their illnesses. TORC sponsors and race teams have really come together to donate many items for the kids and their families and we couldn’t be happier about this event.”

A Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who have had to travel to receive treatment at children’s hospitals in the United States and other countries. The first House opened in October 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the Ronald McDonald House program has expanded across the U.S. and around the world. Each Ronald McDonald House offers all the comforts of home- private guest rooms and bathrooms, communal kitchen and dining areas, laundry facilities, play rooms, playgrounds, TV and computer areas, and more!

The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald house is located at 11365 Anderson Street in Loma Linda, CA.

The TRAXXAS PRO Light division is where the future heroes of Short Course are made and Traxxas is recognizing the drivers with an additional $10,000 in TRAXXAS PRO Light cash for every remaining weekend of the Traxxas TORC Truck Series. For each round of TRAXXAS PRO LIGHT racing, $5,000 in additional Traxxas cash combines with the $3500 TORC payout for a total of $8500. The payout is divided amongst the top ten finishers with the top spot on the podium receiving $2500 in cash!

Traxxas owner and PRO 4X4 driver Mike Jenkins teamed up with TORC principles Mitch Covington and Ricky Johnson to put this special award in place. Ricky Johnson stated “The enthusiasm for PRO Light keeps building and having the additional support from Traxxas just makes it even more exciting. I’m most pleased that the payout increases through 10 places and not just the top finishers. It’s a generous show of support for this dedicated group of racers.” Traxxas owner and Pro 4X4 driver Mike Jenkins said “PRO Light is a driver’s class, and the racing action is always fiercely competitive. It is not about extreme power, it’s about carrying big speed through the corners and maintaining momentum. It’s a fast class, which makes you pay for your mistakes. We are proud to support the growth in PRO Light and inject this extra cash incentive to help the teams.” The total TRAXXAS PRO LIGHT division payout is now $17,000 per weekend!

TRAXXAS PRO Light payout is as follows:
1st:$2,500 2nd $1,500 3rd $1,000 4th $800 5th $700 6th $600 7th $500 8th $400 9th $300
10th $200
Total: $8,500

Do you have what it takes to win? Get to Perris September 25th – 27th for TORC rounds 13 and 14 and a chance to win your share of $10,000 in Traxxas PRO Light Cash. Then, head to Las Vegas for The Traxxas TORC Series Championship season finale October 23rd -25th.

The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL marks it’s return to the west coast with a kick off party at Roscoe’s in Chino Hills, California on Thursday September 24th, 2009 at 5pm. The party will be the start of what will be an exciting weekend of action packed off road action at Perris Auto Speedway September 25th and 26th.

Fans that attend the kick off will have the chance to win Traxxas R/C trucks, race tickets, and many other prizes! Come out, meet your favorite drivers, and take advantage of Red Bull drink specials and great food! Dirt Newz will be broadcasting live on with all of the latest news and driver interviews from the party. TORC sponsors will be on hand doing ticket giveaways and promoting the Perris race. Red Bull drivers Ricky Johnson and Steve Barlow, as well as many of off-roads most talented drivers will be signing autographs and displaying their 800 horsepower trucks for fans to see.

Roscoe’s Deli is located at 14700 Pipeline Avenue in Chino Hills, California. For more information on please visit