SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 31, August 4, 2016

Racing News: CJ Greaves, Kyle Kleiman Sweep Bark River International Raceway

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Johnny Greaves (left) is overtaken by son CJ Greaves (right) at Bark River International Raceway. Photo credit: TORC Series
   

CJ Greaves, Kyle Kleiman Sweep Bark River International Raceway

CJ Greaves swept another weekend in both PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing at Bark River International Raceway as TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL moved into the Upper Peninsula for Throwdown in the U.P. In Atturo Tire PRO Light, Kyle Kleiman dominated two days of competition, while Tim Farr and Jason Luburgh came out on top in the new PRO UTV classes.

Team Kalitta Announces Expansion With Lee, McLeod

Team Kalitta has added a third Funny Car with driver Paul Lee beginning the NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway later this fall. Lee will campaign the McLeod Clutches Toyota Camry Funny Car for Kalitta Motorsports for the last four events on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Series schedule. Leading NHRA crew chiefs Jim Oberhofer and Nicky Boninfante will combine for the tuning decisions on Lee’s Funny Car. The expansion will allow Kalitta Motorsports to campaign a fifth team for the first time in their history. Lee will campaign for a multi-car team for the first time as he will join teammates, Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster; J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster; Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, and Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car in the field for the last four 2016 events. Lee will pilot Worsham’s 2015 championship car with the DHL team acquiring a new Bounty Hunter chassis for the latter part of the season.

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Team M/T earned top podium spots in the Pro 2 and Buggy classes in rounds nine and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. Photo credit: Eric Minks
 
   

Team M/T Earns Top Spots in LOORRS Pro 2 and Pro Buggy

Team M/T earned top podium spots in the Pro 2 and Buggy classes in rounds nine and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. In round nine, Brian Deegan earned the number two spot in Pro 2 in his new custom-built competition truck, and burned up the track with the fastest Pro 2 lap time of the weekend. Myan Spaccarelli took second place in round 10, his first podium finish as a LOORRS competitor. Darren Hardesty Jr. was on top of the podium in Pro Buggy in round nine with Taylor Atchison taking third place. Sammy Ehrenberg and Jason Bates earned second and third place respectively in round 10.

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Scott Speed drove his Volkswagen Beetle GRC to victory after setting the quickest time in qualifying and winning each of his heat and semifinal races.
   

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Earns Home Race Double Podium in Washington, D.C.

Scott Speed completed a perfect weekend last Saturday afternoon, taking his Volkswagen Beetle GRC to victory after setting the quickest time in qualifying and winning each of his heat and semifinal races. The reigning Red Bull Global Rallycross champion walked away from D.C. with a maximum haul of points, placing him second—just behind Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross teammate Tanner Foust—in the provisional points standings. The win in D.C. marks the team’s fifth victory in seven contests this season. Volkswagen leads the manufacturer points standings and Speed and Foust sit one–two in the driver’s championship. Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will be back in action next month at the inaugural race in Atlantic City on August 28.

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