It's a Greaves Family Affair at Crandon
Johnny Greaves is a three-time TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL PRO 4WD title holder. He’s won races at every level. And Sunday, the driver of the Monster Energy/Maxxis Tires Toyota took home his fourth Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup championship after another nail-biter against his son and current class points leader CJ Greaves.
CJ added to that points lead earlier in the day at the Big House Brawl at Crandon Off-Road International Raceway with a win over Dad in the PRO 4WD race. Traxxas/Cooper Tire pilot Keegan Kincaid broke out the broom, completing the PRO 2WD sweep at his home track. In PRO Light, after two straight runner-up finishes here, Travis Dinsmore and his Atturo Tires held off a hard-charging Luke Johnson for his first-ever class victory.
The Cup race, an all-star shootout featuring drivers from PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD, kicked off with Kincaid taking the hole shot for the two-wheelers and taking a big lead over Marty Hart. Kincaid was able to hold off the Greaves boys until three laps to go when first Johnny, then CJ made the pass. Almost immediately afterwards, Kincaid jumped out of his truck which had caught fire.
Once the two Greaves took the lead, fans both at the track and those watching the live webstream at TORCSeries.com saw the third epic PRO 4WD battle between father and son. Johnny won Saturday, ending CJ’s three-race win streak, CJ took the victory Sunday, but Dad took the rubber match with another side-by-side checkered flag. This time, the top spot on the box provided a check for $15,000. Chad Hord, last year’s winner driving a PRO 2WD, finished third in his PRO 4WD, giving Maxxis Tires a clean sweep of the Cup podium.
In the PRO 4WD points race, CJ and Johnny fought side-by-side for most of the race until the last lap when Johnny fell behind. The younger Greaves earned his fourth class win of the season and maintained his points lead. Scott Douglas in his AMSOIL/Cooper Tire/Borla Exhaust race truck took third for the second time this weekend.
After struggling at Joliet last weekend, Kincaid made up for it with the weekend sweep of PRO 2WD, giving him three career class wins. His Cooper Tire STT PRO tires kept him ahead of defending champ CJ Greaves for the second day in a row, closing in on CJ’s sizable points lead. Marty Hart was able to round out the podium in third. Arie Luyendyk Jr was involved in a scary wreck when his GUNK/Cooper Tire Ford hit a rut in the track and flipped, destroying his truck and taking away his chance to participate in the Cup race. The second-generation racer was OK and went on to provide commentary for the final race of the day on TORCSeries.com’s live coverage.
PRO Light ran later in the day and in a flip-flop of Saturday’s event, it was Dinsmore holding off Johnson to give the Canadian his breakthrough victory. Cam Reimers was fast early, representing Liquid Wrench, but faded away in the later laps due to mechanical issues while Johnson powered through the pack. Doug Mittag fought through problems at the beginning of the race to earn a spot on the podium.
The TORC Series returns to action in two weeks at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Showdown in Charlotte. For ticket information, visit TORCSeries.com/Tickets.