Big House Brawl
June 24, 2017
TORC Round 5 Pro Stock
UTV Race Report
In Pro Stock, Greaves qualified on the pole,
but started sixth due to the invert. The race
was red flagged on the first lap for a crash.
On the restart, Zach Martin took the lead, but
Greaves was already charging.
Stock SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
CJ Greaves (1st), Dillon Pointon (3rd)
Making a five-wide pass on the outside of the
first turn, Greaves went from sixth to second
on the first lap and set his sights on Martin.
On lap two, Greaves took the lead and was never
seriously challenged from there. Martin finished
second, ahead of Dillon Pointon, Hans Ada.
Zach Martin grabbed the Pro Stock UTV
“We got out of the restart and we just tried
to run it harder,” said Greaves. “We’re all fast
and we’re all splitting hairs to try to get faster.
We knew we had to do something that no one else
was going to think about doing. That’s what we
did. We drove it outside and going into that gravel
pit I out-braked those guys by five car lengths.
I knew that’s what it was going to take to make
CJ Greaves quickly charged his way into
Greaves’ fourth-consecutive victory puts him
well into the points lead early in the season.
His Yamaha YXZ 1000R has made the difference for
him, and like the three previous races, he literally
outclassed the rest of the field.
CJ Greaves secured his 4th Straight TORC
Pro Stock UTV Win & remains undefeated
“These Yamahas are working great,” said Greaves.
“We’re going to keep working at these things and
make them better.”
Martin started on the pole due to the invert
and pulled a runaway holeshot at the start of
the race. Despite his best efforts, Greaves’ mastery
of the outside lines handed him second in the
final tally, marking Martin’s best finish this
Zach Martin rounded out the TORC Pro Stock
“The start was intense,” said Martin. “CJ came
around us on the outside and we did the best we
could, but we took home second place. It’s good
to be back up on the box and get a second place
Martin also competed in a Bikeman Polaris in
the Pro Modified race. He was driving for Mitch
Guthrie, Jr., who was running the Lucas Oil event
Zach Martin filled in racing duties for
Mitch Guthrie Jr in the Pro Mod UTV Class,
so he had to head straight to the starting
line and skip the podium celebration
“We love the Bikeman guys,” said Martin. “We’re
running the Yamaha with a Bikeman tune. Jimmy
let us get into the turbo Polaris for the Pro
Modified race and that was our first time in that
Pointon qualified second and started fourth for
the race. He dropped to sixth at the start, but
quickly got up to speed. He passed Jake Lunderby
early in the race and got up to third. While he
challenged Martin in the late stages of the event,
he held on for the final spot on the podium.
Dillon Pointon held off Hans Ada to secure
this third straight podium finish in the
Pro Stock UTV class
“We came out of the start sixth and from there,
we made a pass on Lunderby and drove it home to
third,” said Pointon. “Zach was on fire today.
He was definitely pulling us on the straightaways
and getting more momentum out of the turns. I
could get a half a car length on him, but he just
kept pulling away. The track is fun. It’s good
for the UTVs. We had our foot the floor the whole
Ada was substituting for Mickey Thomas, who was
also racing in Utah. Despite almost no seat time
and a crash early in the race, Ada brought the
car home to its best finish of the season.
Racing's Hans Ada took over the racing
duties for Mickey Thomas and secured an
impressive 4th place finish at Crandon
“Everything was against me today,” said Ada.
“It was my first time in the car and these cars
are very meticulous on how they need to be driven.
Trying to get everything set up with zero seat
time, I think we had a good result. I only wish
it was Mickey driving.”
The TORC UTVs will finish out the Crandon weekend
with the second part of a doubleheader weekend