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2017 TORC Series
Round #11
Keys to the Big House
Crandon, Wisconsin
September 2, 2017

TORC Series

Tim Farr & CJ Greaves Win at Crandon TORC
2017 TORC Off-Road Championship Round 11 Pro UTV Race Report

2017 TORC Series
Crandon Big House Brawl
Crandon, WI (9/7/2017) - CJ Greaves continued his impressive winning streak and Tim Farr got back to the first step on the podium during the TORC Off Road Championship presented by AMSOIL UTV races at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Farr scored his second Pro Modified victory of the season, while Greaves continued his perfect streak this season with his 10th consecutive win.
TORC Racing Pro SxS Podium

TORC Pro Mod SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
Rodney VanEperen (2nd), Tim Farr (1st), Thomas Reihner (3rd)

The race weekend kicked off on Friday with a parade in downtown Crandon. Race trucks and UTVs lined the main drag, and even spilled into the side streets as fans got an up-close experience with the machines and drivers. A parade with a marching band, fire trucks and more helped bring the small-town charm to the huge event.

Crandon Speedway TORC Pro UTV Racing

The Crandon race weekend kicked off on Friday morning with the annual parade through downtown Crandon, WI, which attracted a record crowd

Heavy rain and cool temperatures at the purpose-built racing facility resulted in a rough and muddy track for the two 12-lap races. With a hardy crowd on hand, the events were held on Crandon’s short course and featured land-rush starts. Despite the muddy conditions, the track quickly came into racing form due to diligent work by series and track officials.

Crandon Speedway TORC Pro UTV Racing

despite heavy rain in the morning, which delayed the Sportsman racing action, but the pros took off nearly on time with cloudy skies and a huge crowd of spectators still packed the stands

Defending TORC Pro Mod UTV Champion Treavis Poynter took a runaway holeshot at the start of the Pro Modified race, but spun on the first lap in his Polaris, handing the lead to Farr, but Kyle Chaney made a hard charge and took the lead.

Treavis Poynter Crandon Speedway TORC Pro UTV Racing

Bikeman Performance / Crash Addicts' Treavis Poynter grabbed the Pro Mod UTV Holeshot

Just before the competition caution at the halfway point, Chaney cut a tire on his Can-Am, handing the lead to Farr with Rodney Van Eperen taking second. Farr then held off Van Eperen for the final six laps to score the victory, his first since round two in Chicago. Van Eperen finished second in his Yamaha, ahead of the Can-Ams of Thomas Reihner, Elliot Burns and Chaney.

Farr had to use the skills he honed in the GNCC Series to deal with the muddy conditions and then had his hands full at the end of the race with a charging Van Eperen. Farr exhibited expert skill protecting the inside line of the final turn on the last lap.

Tim Farr TORC Pro UTV Racing

JB Racing's Tim Farr charged his way into the lead ahead of Rodney VanEperen

“I just had to be smart because the track was really hard to drive,” said Farr. “Every time I tried to go faster, I’d go backwards. I had to find some tight lines and protect a little bit. My lap times went down as soon as I got to the cleaner inside lines and stayed out of the heavy stuff. I had to back it down in that right hander right before the finish. Most everyone made mistakes there. Rodney is excellent on this track so if I gave him an inside wheel it was going to be over.”

Tim Farr TORC Pro UTV Racing

Maxxis' Tim Farr was able to hold off Rodney VanEperen to secure his second win of the season

Farr’s victory helped his Can-Am teammate Chaney in the points race. Though Van Eperen gained some ground in the championship and now sits just eight points of the lead, it could have been a different story had Van Eperen won.

“This is a team effort for Can-Am,” said Farr. “They put a lot of effort, time and money into this and we’re fortunate to be able to race with them. We want to put Can-Ams up front and win championships.”

Tim Farr TORC Pro UTV Racing
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