Traxxas TORC Series short course off-road racing returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Traxxas TORC Series – short course off-road racing – returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway

Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, brings its high-flying, dirt-churning action to The Dirt Track @ CMS, April 20 & 21!

INDIANPOLIS (April, 2012) – The high-flying, dirt-churning world of professional short course off-road racing – aka the Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL – returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for two nights of racing action this April 20 & 21.

The fastest, most punishing short course truck racing series on the planet features legendary off-road drivers – including five-time AMA Motocross champion and defending Traxxas TORC Series premier PRO 4 class champion Ricky Johnson and 2010 Champ Johnny Greaves, both of whom nearly came to blows after last year’s door-banging run to the finish line where Johnson actually landed on Greaves roof! No doubt fans who saw the incident and subsequent dust up between the teams afterwards will be back to watch the battle continue for the 2012 Traxxas TORC Series opener in Charlotte!

Check out the last two 2011 Johnson vs. Greaves TORC/Dirt Track @ CMS laps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9TAmOi-xxA

Bridging the gap between action sport and motorsports, TORC Series short course off-road truck racing delivers an edge that’ll certainly win over the NASCAR fans at The Dirt Track at CMS. With radical jumps, stutter bumps and berms built into The Dirt Track at CMS, existing sprint car and late model fans need to get out and see what the heck’s happening on their hallowed grounds here in Concord, N.C.!

A genuine racing event never before seen at Charlotte Motor Speedway and destined to continue to win over motorsport fans in the region.

What: Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL – short course off-road truck racing – the world’s premier Baja-style off-road racing in a stadium setting!

Who: Off-road racers from Baja to the Wisconsin northwoods, the TORC Series showcases champion drivers like Ricky Johnson, Johnny Greaves and son CJ Greaves, Scott Douglas, Mike & Mark Jenkins and Bryce Menzies. Look for NASCAR’s Robby Gordon to also get behind the wheel for TORC @ CMS!

Where: The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway

When: Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21

Time: Gates open at 3 p.m., qualifying begins at 4 p.m., main event opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Note: NASCAR card holders get in for TEN BUCKS!!!

Special: Super Buggies race for the first time at the Dirt Track at CMS this year; Traxxas R/C Demonstration by professional R/C vehicle drivers; Friday and Saturday feature a Public Pit Party with music by Tim Hall and Buffalo Country!

For more information, please visit: www.torcseries.com

About TORC: 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!

RIS photos by John Davison

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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