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CRANDON, Wis. – For the second time in two events, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star is going to race in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL. Last week it was Kyle Busch making his off-road debut; this weekend, it’s proven short course driver Robby Gordon returning to the “Big House” to race in the PRO 2WD class.
Gordon, a three-time winner in NASCAR’s top series and a Cup Series team owner, raced in the World Championship race last year. After starting on the pole, he led several laps and was poised for the win, but a late-race incident took him out of contention. He finished with style, however, after getting hit near the AMSOIL Finish Line, crossing the stripe in reverse.
“I am looking forward to competing this weekend for the second year in a row at Crandon,” said Gordon, who nearly won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race this past weekend in Montreal. “In 2009, we qualified on the pole and finished sixth bouncing back and forth between Atlanta and Crandon.
“In 2010, I am excited to bring the Speed Factory and Polaris PRO 2 to compete for the entire race weekend activities. Crandon is place that I love to come to race as the track is wide and fast and provides plenty of opportunity for exciting racing.”
This weekend, champions in all the PRO and Sportsman divisions will be crowned and race fans can see it live via online streaming at TORCSeries.com courtesy of GoPro Cameras and eBay Motors. All of the racing action will also be archived for later viewing at UStream.tv.
In addition, “The Off Road Championship,” the TORC Series’ original television program, premieres Thursday on Discovery’s HD Theater at 8 p.m. (check local listings). The 26 one-hour programs follow the drivers of the series both on and off the track during the 2010 season and will provide viewers with a televised racing experience they have never seen before.
For more information about this weekend’s event and a schedule of events at Crandon Off Road International Raceway, visit CrandonOffRoad.com. For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, visit them on the Web at TORCSeries.com. For information on the United States Auto Club, visit USACRacing.com.
Race fans can follow all the action throughout the TORC Series season on its official Twitter sites at Twitter.com/TORCMedia and its official page on Facebook.