Johnson & Menzies Rule TORC Opener
The lead trio broke away from the pack, with Hord taking the point from Oberg on the seventh round. Menzies followed suit by racing past Oberg a lap later and then disposed of Hord the next time around to take over for keeps.
Menzies raced on to the checkered flag with Rob MacCachren making a late move into second with Oberg filling out the podium. MacCachren’s night took a turn for the worse in the Four Wheel Drive main when he flipped. After his truck was turned back over on all four wheels, it burst into flames. MacCachren bailed out quickly to avoid injury.
Doug Mittag emerged atop a hotly contested Traxxas Pro Light feature event by taking the lead away from Brad Lovell on the final round.
While Mittag gridded the feature field after qualifying second behind C.J. Greaves’ quick time of 44.793 seconds, Lovell gunned into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting position and paced the initial half of the race with ease in front of Keegan Kincaid and Mittag.
Things heated up over the last half of the race, with Mittag taking second away from Kincaid and going to work on Lovell for the lead. Mittag dove under Lovell for the lead at the hairpin in turn three on the 12th circuit only to have Lovell return the favor the next time around.
On the final lap, Lovell missed the same corner and opened the door for Mittag to take the win with Greaves and Kincaid racing into podium positions as Lovell fell to fourth.