TORC Series Rounds 7 and 8 – Bark River, MI
Saturday at Bark River International Raceway, for rounds 7 and 8 of the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL, seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath added another bullet to his already-impressive racing career by winning his first-ever PRO 2WD!
The second time back to Bark River proved a complete about face for McGrath who had previously suffered mechanical difficulties resulting in an unfortunate dnf. On Saturday all elements of great racing fell into place for McGrath as he had a rocket fast start and set a great race pace ultimately putting his Monster Energy/MasterCraft/Toyota/BFG truck in the winner’s circle for the first time in his off-road truck racing career!
From the winner’s circle, an elated McGrath had this to say, “What do you say about this Bark River track? I think it’s one year to the day that Rob got me on the last lap and ended up winning that race. We finally got to seal the deal.” McGrath added later from the podium, “I gotta say thanks to the whole Greaves team, Kurt and Johnny and Brad and the whole crew. I mean, all you guys have put in a lot of work for me and have been patient and I appreciate that. This is a weekend I’ve been waiting on for a long time, so what better place to have it than Bark River!”
Sunday’s Round 8, McGrath took a second-place podium spot, in the PRO 2WD class for Greaves Motorsports, ahead of series points leader MacCachren and set the fast lap of the race, a 1:24.762 lap, taking home his second PRO 2 Oakley Bomb award of the 2010 season. McGrath now sits second in the overall championship points race.
JEREMY McGRATH BARK RIVER, MI – RACE STATS:
ROUND 7 ROUND 8
PRO 2WD Finish: 1st PRO 2WD Finish: 2nd
SEASON TO DATE FINISHES: 1-1st; 2-2nd; 2-3rd; 1-6th; 1-7th; 1-9th
SEASON TO DATE POINTS STANDING: 2nd