ELK RIVER, Minn. — C.J. Greaves dominated a big weekend of short-course truck racing at ERX Motor Park as TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL made its first stop at a new Minneapolis track.
Greaves won both PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD on Sunday to make it a weekend sweep in both classes, while the Atturo Tire PRO Light win went to Shawn Morris. And in a first for the TORC Series, Corry Weller and Scott Decker came out on top in PRO UTV competition.
Double defending champion C.J. Greaves made it a perfect weekend on Sunday with a win in PRO 4WD over his hard-charging father Johnny Greaves.
After taking the early lead on Sunday, the younger Greaves drove a flawless race at the front and didn’t give his father any opportunities to get by.
“I knew he may have been a little bit quicker, but he was probably throwing it in and taking a few more chances than me,” said C.J. Greaves. “Catching me was one thing, getting around me was a different thing. I learned that yesterday: you can ride someone’s butt the whole entire race and unless they make a mistake, you’re not getting by.”
Chad Hord ran up front from the start to earn a third-place result in Sunday racing, and he leaves Elk River fourth in the PRO 4WD championship points — behind leader Johnny Greaves, C.J. Greaves, and Scott Douglas.
C.J. Greaves took his fourth-straight PRO 2WD win of the season on Sunday while Keegan Kincaid came back from a tough crash on a day earlier to earn a runner-up result in his backup truck.
Between them, the two drivers have won every PRO 2WD race this year, and so it was no surprise that while they both started at the back of the field on Saturday, they didn’t stay there for long.
Off the start, Nick Tyree, Rodney Van Eperen, and Arie Luyendyk Jr. hit the first turn three wide, with Tyree taking the lead. But the San Diego native couldn’t hold off Greaves for long.
Meanwhile, Kincaid raced his way into third and was looking to make a move when Tyree pulled off the track with his truck on fire and brought out the yellow flag. When racing resumed, Kincaid stormed into second place and set his sights on Greaves. But the defending champion would not be denied and Kincaid crossed the line in second.
Shawn Morris scored his second career victory in Atturo Tire PRO Light after a rough and tumble race Sunday that saw him forced to defend his lead through multiple restarts.
“My secret is my crew,” said an emotional Morris. “My guys are always here for me. I’m so happy.”
Bobby Runyan Jr. had the early lead but dropped behind Morris and battled to the competition yellow to stay ahead of point leader Kyle Hart. Chaos reigned for the second half as Runyan got a flat tire, Saturday’s winner Andrew Carlson lost his hood, Cam Reimers rocketed off the track and Luke Johnson brought out a yellow flag with a rollover.
It was an exciting drag race to the finish, with Morris taking the win over Travis Dinsmore, and Cam Reimers holding on for third.
CREDIT: TORC Communications