Championship Showdown from Las Vegas!
With Special Guest Correspondent Three-Time (soon to be first ever four-time!) NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson!
Yes, folks, you can see what a lot of people are calling ‘Supercross on four wheels’. And, you’ll see two of the best supercross greats ever – Jeremy McGrath and Rick Johnson. (Editor’s note – expect to see a lot more former and possibly current supercross champs all over the world racing in this series when they end their supercross careers : )
When is it on TV? Glad you asked! This Sunday! November 8th! ABC TV! 1:30pm Eastern Time, 10:30am Pacific Time!
Watch a YouTube preview of the action here!
Here is the official ‘press release’ from TORC:
Ricky “Bad Boy” Johnson was up against his rival and nemesis, the slick veteran Rob MacCachren in the ultra competitive Pro 2 wheel drive class, with young gun Todd LeDuc also with a shot at the championship, along with two-wheel legend Jeremy McGrath thirsting for his first win. To have a shot at the trophy, motocross icon Johnson would have to lead flag-to-flag, and he hit the track with only “win or wreck” on his mind.
In the Pro Lights, the most dominating driver in class history, Jeff Kincaid, in his division swan song as he moves up to Pro 2 in 2010, only needed to be strong and solid. But he was up against a challenging track, and the likes of upstart Monster Energy’s Casey Currie, as well as the Metal Mulisha’s Brian Deegan, both hungry and willing to do whatever it took to stand on top of the podium.
The heavyweight division is the dirt-grinding Pro 4 Wheel Drive, and Monster Energy’s Rick Huseman cruised into Vegas in command – but be not misled into thinking this meant anything except what many are calling the most intense, competitive and unpredictable race in the sport’s history – including exploding cars, drivers racing blind, trucks crawling on trucks, all leading to season-ending, heart-stopping one-lap shootout which no one could have predicted. It was a truly historic way to finish the extraordinary inaugural season of the Traxxas TORC off road series. This is one race you simply do not want to miss.
Supporting TORC is former off road racer, three time NASCAR Champion, and current Chase for the Sprint Cup leader, Jimmie Johnson, joining the ABC telecast as special technical reporter.
Mark you calendars or set your DVR’s – Sunday, Nov. 8, 1:30 PM Eastern/10:30 AM Pacific – ABC
For further information about the Traxxas TORC Off Road Series, presented by AMSOIL, the premier and most intense short course off road racing series in the world, featuring the best drivers on the planet, go to http://www.torcseries.com
TORC will return in 2010 with an expanded schedule and enhanced television coverage.