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Last year I won the TORC Pro 2 Off-Road Truck racing championship. This year I’m moving to the Pro 4 class.

What’s the difference between Pro 2 and Pro 4? Pro 2 is two wheel drive. Pro 4 is four wheel drive.

With Pro 4 you can drive more aggressively – you can get on the gas more, because you have much more traction with all four wheels.

Also in 2011, I’m with a new team – Menzies. Plus I have help from Dodge, and Red Bull.

In this video below, this is one of the first times I started testing for 2011. It’s a track at Glen Helen Raceway! (Home of the US MX GP)

When you first start spending time in a new ride (like in this video), I’m not looking to perfect anything, but to check out everything. From suspension, to tire compounds, carburetors, chassis set up, and more. I’m not looking at finding the perfect lines, but to put the truck in tough and compromising positions to see how far we can push it. The team wants to learn how things respond in tough conditions, like the brakes and steering.

On Off-Road Truck racing, and now in Pro 4, especially when you are on a track with good, loamy racing conditions, it’s a lot like racing Supercross! If the track is good, you can be really aggressive.

2011 looks to be real exciting. My son Luke is on the team where he’ll be racing Pro 2. In addition to the TORC series, I’ll be racing Trophy Trucks in the Baja 500 and Baja 1000.

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If you’ve never been out to an Off-Road Truck race, come on out! Hope the video gives you a taste of what the trucks are like. Below you’ll see the 2011 TORC (The Off Road Championship) series schedules.

4/30/2011 Cycle Ranch Floresville, TX


5/01/2011 Cycle Ranch Floresville, TX


5/28/2011 Red Bud MX Buchanan, MI


5/29/2011 Red Bud MX Buchanan, MI


6/18/2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI


6/19/2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI


6/26/2011 Pikes Peak International Colorado Springs, CO


7/22/2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC


7/23/2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC


8/13/2011 Bark River Off Road Bark River, MI


8/14/2011 Bark River Off Road Bark River, MI


9/03/2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI


9/04/2011 Crandon Off Road Crandon, WI


9/15/2011 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL

RJ

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