TORC Stars Make Sturgis Debut
STURGIS, S.D. — TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL made its debut Tuesday at the Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex.
Despite overcast skies and light rain, a strong crowd was on hand to see Mark Jenkins (PRO 4), Chad Hord (PRO 2) and Jerett Brooks (PRO Light) earn victories in their respective classes. There was drama in all three classes as Keegan Kincaid’s five-race PRO Light win streak was broken, CJ Greaves saw his four-race PRO 2 streak broken, and Mark Jenkins was able to make a late-race pass of defending PRO 4 champ Johnny Greaves to earn his win in his Traxxas-sponsored ride.
Kincaid, who also filled in for his dad Jeff in PRO 2 after a practice crash sidelined the elder Kincaid Monday, was on his way to a potential sixth PRO Light victory until late in the race, class points leader and Team Cooper Tire driver Brooks was able to muscle past him for the win. CJ Greaves wrapped up the podium with a third-place finish in his Monster Energy truck. Greaves fought hard in PRO 2 as well, but Hord was able to take the top step of the podium with Steve Barlow taking third in his Caterpillar-sponsored truck.
Greaves day didn’t end there, as he became the first person in TORC’s history to race in all three classes in the same day. Greaves’ father, Johnny, took the lead early in that race after a strong move past Mark Jenkins. Jenkins, however, returned the favor on the last lap, securing his third win of the season.