Johnny Greaves, CJ Greaves, and Travis Dinsmore win in Crandon on Day 2
CRANDON, Wisconsin (June 26, 2016) – It was a Greaves family sweep on the second day of the Big House Brawl as father and son topped the PRO 4WD podium duringSunday action at TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL in Crandon.
In Round 6 of championship racing on the classic, 1.75-mile long dirt track, Johnny Greaves won the PRO 4WD class, CJ Greaves took the PRO 2WD win and the weekend sweep in the class, while Travis Dinsmore claimed the top spot in Atturo Tire PRO Light.
Three-time PRO 4WD champion Johnny Greaves came back from Saturday’sdisappointing result to dominate at The Big House Sunday with a wire-to-wire win. His son CJ Greaves stood beside him on the podium despite a poor start that forced him to rely heavily on his spotter to navigate through the roost to the front of the field.
“The dust at the beginning was crazy,” said CJ Greaves. “The first couple of laps, I didn’t know if I was on the track.”
With a strong start, Johnny Greaves had a clear view and drove to save his equipment while son CJ Greaves made up time. After the mandatory caution, the field stretched out, with the younger Greaves trailing his father. The racing was close, but experience won the day and Johnny Greaves earned another checkered flag.
Said the victor: “Once we got started and I got a little bit of a lead I said to my spotter, ‘I’m going to save my truck as much as I can. Let me know when CJ gets in second: then it’s on!’ I even switched (the radio) on between (CJ and I) and said ‘Are you ready for this, buddy? Let’s go get it!’
Mike Jenkins fell into line behind Johnny Greaves at the start and held on for third — his second podium of the weekend.
PRO 4WD Results:
- Johnny Greaves
- CJ Greaves
- Mike Jenkins
- Scott Douglas
- Ross Hoek
- Kent Brascho
- Larry Pegram
- Dan Bedoux
- Chad Hord
- Milan Mazanec
From Crandon’s famous landrush start, Keegan Kincaid got the early lead in Sunday’sPRO 2WD race. A slight bobble before the mandatory caution was all defending champion CJ Greaves needed to make a pass and shut the door.
“He just made one small mistake and that’s all it took today,” said Greaves. “He got me on the start, so I really need to work on my starts in both classes.”
Kincaid had to settle for second, while Rodney Van Eperen returned to the podium for a second-straight race. “He was the better one today,” said Kincaid at the finish. “I made a mistake and let him by me and that’s all it took. I tried saving my tires a little bit for the end of the race and then started driving hard, but the track was rough. It was survival.”
PRO 2WD Results:
- CJ Greaves
- Keegan Kincaid
- Rodney Van Eperen
- Jason DeGrave
- Nick Tyree
- Brad Lovell
- Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Atturo Tire PRO Light
Travis Dinsmore racked up his third career victory in the Atturo Tire PRO Light class at Crandon on Sunday with a hard-charging Luke Johnson earning second and Andrew Carlson rounding out the podium in third.
“We just got the truck setup figured out,” said Dinsmore. “I knew where the lines were to run and we just tried to avoid those holes and not make mistakes.”
Dinsmore had the lead from the opening holeshot while the field behind him fought for every inch. Shawn Morris took second early but a run-in with Jake Lunderby slowed him down and incidental contact from Kyle Kleiman put Morris on his side and out of the hunt.
Points leader, and Saturday’s winner, Kyle Hart had been looking for the weekend sweep but ended a once-promising day in tenth after clashing with Travis Pecoy, who was a lap down going into the second half of the race.
Atturo Tire PRO Light Results:
- Travis Dinsmore
- Luke Johnson
- Andrew Carlson
- Cam Reimers
- Bobby Runyun Jr.
- Cody Kleiman
- Andrew Kossak
- Kyle Kleiman
- Shawn Morris
- Kyle Hart
- Travis Pecoy
- Jake Lunderby
Next, the 2016 championship moves to a brand new track in Elk River, Minnesota, for the first-ever Twin Cities Takedown doubleheader. Championship racing is slated to take place July 16 and 17 at the ERX Motor Park.
Live and on demand HD digital broadcasts of each round of the 2016 TORC Series are available, free of charge, at www.torcseries.com. Tape-delayed television programming of championship racing also airs on FS2, with exciting 90-minute shows slated for Thursdaynights in primetime.
All results are considered informational pending official post-race procedures.
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