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Champions Crowned in TORC Series Final

Sept.29, 2012; Antelope Valley, Ca. The 2012 Traxxas, TORC Series
Champions were crowned after another exciting race filled with incredible
action and disappointment for some. Ricky Johnson had a decent lead coming into
the final race in the Pro 4×4 class but in Pro-2wd it was Rob MacCachren and
Bryce Menzies in a tight points battle that would go down to the wire. It was the
same situation in the Pro Light class with less than five points separating Brad
Lovell and defending champ Andrew Caddell. The Pro Buggy class had already been
settled with Mitchel Dejong winning decisively with six victories in twelve
races.

In Pro 4×4 the championship was sewn up by Ricky Johnson,
his third in a row. The Menzies Motorsports driver won the final race the same
way he took his third championship; driving smooth and staying out of trouble.

The Pro-2wd race pitted Rob MacCachren against Bryce Menzies
who was looking to defend his 2011 Championship. The two drivers started on row
2, side by side; separated by a single point when they took the green flag. The
two drivers quickly moved to the front with MacCachren slightly ahead. The wall
in turn 4 had been obscured by dirt piled up on the outside of the corner.
MacCachren took a wide line into the corner and clipped the end of the wall breaking
his rear suspension. The unfortunate incident took MacCachren out of the race.
The victory gave the championship to Menzies, his second straight.

The Pro Light race pitted Brad Lovell against Andrew
Caddell. In what could only be described as a bad weekend for Caddell, he gave
his all trying to nurse his crash damaged truck from the back of the pack but
was unable to overtake Lovell who drove a smart race to take the season long
championship.

Photos by: Mikes Race Photo.com

About the Author

Mike Ingalsbee is an automotive writer and photographer who has covered just about everything that burns fuel or throws dirt for two decades. He has been published in over twenty magazine titles and websites in North America, Europe and Australia. He has worked as a design engineer for several manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket and is a founding member of the Association of Motorsports Media Professionals, (AMMP), a trade organization that is involved in land use concerns and consults with sanctioning bodies on safety and media issues.

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