Event: TORC Off-Road Racing Series Round 1+2
Date: May 15th-16th, 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Casey Currie runs away with a first place finish at TORC season opener in Texas!
The season opener of the virgin TORC series in Fort Worth, Texas started out with some door banging and mud flying off-road racing action. The tight and relatively flat track made for some extremely technical racing. The track would be made even more challenging by heavy rain on Saturday. Despite the challenges, Texans got a good dose of what short course off-road is all about, door-to-door 850+ horsepower racing in the dirt!
Casey Currie started the short course season strong with 3 podiums and 5 top five finishes but still not achieving the results he wanted. “ I have set high goals for myself this year. I want to win and I want to dominate. I am going to do whatever it takes to be the fastest driver out there. I have been working on improving all aspects of my racing mentally, physically, and mechanically,” stated Casey.
Friday’s racing began with challenges. The freshly groomed track was covered with loose dirt, causing the first qualifiers to be the slowest. Casey started 11th and methodically moved his way up on the extremely narrow track. “Passing was almost impossible. Starting position was critical. I had to fight for each pass,” stated Casey. Ultimately Casey finished 4th, just off the podium.
Saturday’s racing would add more difficulty to the already frustrating course. The track was extremely tricky due to excessive rain. With practice canceled, a good start was going to be extremely critical for line selection and vision. The Pro-lites were the first vehicles to hit the muddy mess of a track.
Casey started 2nd row inside and managed to fight his way out front. Once out front, Casey checked out, putting over 30 car lengths between the next competitor by the restart. Casey managed to maintain the lead after the restart and again checked out, finishing with over a 20-car length lead!
Casey had this to say about the victory; “We have been working on getting our truck right and we finally got it! We set the tire selection and suspension for this track and we were right on. When everything works together I feel unstoppable. Podiums are good, but wins are what we are after!”
Check out Casey Currie’s website for race results, photos and video at http://www.caseycurrie.com/
Casey’s next race will be round 2+3 of the TORC series at Perris Auto Speedway on May 29th –30th
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