TORC Racers Head to the PEAK of Success in 2013
The PEAK family of racers made its presence felt in the TORC Series throughout the 2013 season. Bryce Menzies (PRO 2) and Luke Johnson (PRO Buggy) finished the year with their respective class titles while Ricky Johnson (PRO 4) narrowly missed the title, but captured the coveted Huseman Cup for the second-straight season.
Luke Johnson earned his title at Crandon over the Labor Day weekend simply by starting the race Saturday. Making his title all the more impressive was the fact that this was the first season the second-generation star had competed in an open-wheeled class. He plans to make his return to the PRO Light class in 2014.
Bryce Menzies continued to make it look easy as he took home his third-consecutive PRO 2 Championship trophy. The Las Vegas native battled Rob MacCachren for the title, and while CJ Greaves took the victories in both rounds at the season finale in Primm (Nev.), Menzies’ finishes of third and second, respectively, were enough to give him the title. This Championship run was made even more challenging considering, over the course of the season, he was racing rally cars with Travis Pastrana, a discipline completely different than short course racing.
In PRO 4, MX hall-of-famer Ricky Johnson (RJ) was looking for another class title and was only three points behind Johnny Greaves. Johnny won both rounds, though, giving him the title after RJ was unable to race the Championship round due to mechanical issues.
After the champions had been crowned, it was time to race for the PEAK Huseman Cup, named for Rick and Jeff Huseman, off-road legends who died in a plane crash in 2011. Much like 2012, RJ came out of the gate strong and would not be denied. The day saw him atop the podium with his second-consecutive Cup.
Congratulations to all the TORC Series racers in the PEAK family of drivers for a great season of all-out competition!
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