SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 20, May 18, 2017

Racing News: TORC Round 2: Johnson Wins First Career PRO 2 Race; Greaves Leads PRO 4 Point Chase

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  TORC
Johnny Greaves dominated the PRO 4 main event last weekend at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway.
   

TORC Round 2: Johnson Wins First Career PRO 2 Race; Greaves Leads PRO 4 Point Chase

The second round of TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL short-course off-road racing wrapped up at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway last Sunday. Johnny Greaves dominated the PRO 4 main event, starting on the third row, taking the lead on the second turn and running it through to the checkers. In PRO 2, Luke Johnson secured his first-ever PRO 2 victory, distancing himself from Brad Lovell by five seconds heading to the checkers. In PRO Light, Kyle Kleiman parlayed a pole position into a holeshot and, ultimately, a wire-to-wire win. In PRO MOD UTV, multi-time ATV national champion Tim Farr led a Can-Am charge to the top of the podium. CJ Greaves made it two PRO Stock UTV wins in a row last weekend, running unchallenged to the checkers in last Sunday’s main. Next up for TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL is the “Twin Cities Takedown,” June 10–11, at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota.

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James Deane in the Worthouse Drift Team/Falken Tire Nissan 240 took the victory over Dean Kearney in the Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper to regain the lead in the chase for the Formula DRIFT championship.
 
   

Formula DRIFT Round 3: James Deane Takes Back Lead With Event Victory

Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Road Atlanta, where James Deane in the Worthouse Drift Team/Falken Tire Nissan 240 took the victory over Dean Kearney in the Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper to regain the lead in the chase for the championship. The Advance Auto Parts Round 3: Road to the Championship featured an all-European podium with Latvian driver Kristaps Bluss in the HGK/Mast/Motul/Wisefab BMW E46 taking third place. With three events completed, Deane has now taken two event wins to move back into the top of the standings. The action continues to Round 4: The Gauntlet at Wall Speedway, June 2–3.

Porsche Design Signs on as Official Timing Partner of Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA series has announced that Porsche Design will serve as the Official Timing Partner of the racing series. Porsche Design will present the winners of the series championships with exclusive Porsche Design timepieces at the end-of-the-year celebration in Monterey, California, following the season finale. The watches will be engraved on the case back with the driver’s name, car number, class name and series logo. This partnership will also focus on branding, with the Porsche Design logo carried prominently at the front and rear of every Porsche GT3 Cup and Porsche Cayman GT4 race car throughout the entire 2017 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA championship, which is managed by Competent Motorsport. Porsche Design is also the official timing partner of the Porsche GT works team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA WEC World Endurance Championship and the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series. Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA will return to racing action on May 19–21 at Sonoma Raceway with Round 2 of the 2017 Championship.

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