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TORC Off Road Racing Series Opener in Ft. Worth, Texas

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The Traxxas TORC Racing Series combines the best of Midwest short course off-road racing with Western State venues. TORC drivers push their vehicles to the limits on challenging natural terrain tracks.

Todd LeDuc shows strength at opening weekend of The Off Road Racing Series TORC in Ft. Worth, Texas
Todd LeDuc shows strength at opening weekend of The Off Road Racing Series TORC in Ft. Worth, Texas

Todd LeDuc is one of the big names from the former CORR Series that will be at Perris, California with Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCachren, Rick Johnson, Jerry Welchel, Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni
Todd LeDuc is one of the big names from the former CORR Series that will be at Perris, California with Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCachren, Rick Johnson, Jerry Welchel, Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni
Rockstar Makita Team LeDuc took home four podium finishes at the opening weekend of TORC in Ft. Worth, Texas at the Texas World Speedway. The LeDuc’s competed against most of the top stars and teams of the former CORR Series.
Curt LeDuc of Roackstar Makita Team LeDuc in the Winner's Circle at the Texas World Speedway in Ft. Worth
Curt LeDuc of Roackstar Makita Team LeDuc in the Winner's Circle at the Texas World Speedway in Ft. Worth

Rockstar Makita Team LeDuc depends on K&N air and oil filters on and off the track
Rockstar Makita Team LeDuc depends on K&N air and oil filters on and off the track

In the first of ten scheduled events Todd LeDuc finished third Friday evening in the Pro 2WD class. He held off Traxxas’s Mark Jenkins and passed Rob MacCachren in the final laps. Kyle LeDuc received a flat tire on his first lap in his Leatt Brace Rockstar sponsored Pro Lite ride and lost lap time.

Father Curt and son Kyle LeDuc took their Pro 4X4 trucks into the final 20 lap race of the night and Curt secured the number 2 spot on the podium. Kyle finished in 4th place.

Thunderstorms turned the track into mud on day two. Officials were faced with the difficult decision of cancelling practice and starting up the competition as soon as the track was ready.

Six hours later, in front of 5,000 race fans the Pro Lites hit the track with Kyle LeDuc in the back of the pack. Kyle worked his way up to the front and took home second place. His brother Todd then battled Jeremy McGrath in the Pro 2WD class. Todd finished in fourth place.

In the Pro 4X4 Class, Curt LeDuc blew a motor and had to pull off the course. Kyle LeDuc started on the pole and led the pack for 16 laps. The mud was flying and Kyle and Rick Huseman were using their trucks to muscle each other around. Kyle took home third place and the Oakley Bomb Run Award for having the fastest lap time of the race.

“I’m really pleased to have salvaged valuable points this weekend,” said LeDuc. “I can’t wait to race next in Perris, California.”

On May 29th and 30th the LeDuc’s will be at one of the biggest off-road racing events ever to hit the dirt and tricky terrain at Perris Auto Speedway. Team LeDuc continues to use K&N air and oil filters on and off the track. “We depend on K&N filters,” said LeDuc. “K&N makes reliable products that work for us. Our K&N filters worked flawlessly this weekend, despite the muddy conditions.”

Fans can get a preview of the wild action they will see at Perris by watching the Texas event on ESPN2 on Sunday May 24 at 11:00 a.m. Big names like Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCachren, Rick Johnson, Jerry Welchel, Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni are all scheduled to be at Perris. The TORC Series is sanctioned by the USAC, United States Auto Club and will consist of ten races in five states. The season finale will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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