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Bradley Morris Wins TORC World Championship Race and Sets Crandon International Raceway Track Record

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Bradley Morris put a beat-down on the field at Crandon International Raceway, sweeping the weekend in Pro Buggy and earning his first World Championship title.
Bradley Morris put a beat-down on the field at Crandon International Raceway, sweeping the weekend in Pro Buggy and earning his first World Championship title.
Every Bradley Morris story we've posted lately isn't merely about him winning races, they're about ridiculous displays of utter domination by a 16-year-old. Everybody figured it was kinda cute when the K&N kid first busted onto the scene hot, reasoning that it was simply a case of being too young to realize he shouldn't be going that fast, and that it would soon pass. That's not happening though, in fact Morris continues to make a mockery of the learning curve, and he's leaving veteran champions scratching their noodles looking for answers.
The BME Motorsports team traveled from the LOORRS event in Reno straight to the World Championship in Crandon, Wisconsin.
The BME Motorsports team traveled from the LOORRS event in Reno straight to the World Championship in Crandon, Wisconsin.


"It's basically just me really trying to focus in on racing, and setting everything else aside to try to win races, and do the best I can at what I love," is how Morris explains his extraordinary 2013 season. "I give every race all I have and all my focus is on being the best I can be."

Every fall the Traxxas TORC Series convenes at Crandon International Raceway for their World Championship weekend. To be clear, the World Championship race is separate from the season-long TORC series championship chase, Luke Johnson won the 2013 TORC Championship, but the World Championship race was flat-out subjugated by Morris. In the Pro Buggy World Championship contest Morris battled with Johnson for the first few laps on Saturday, but once Morris got a feel for the track, he pulled away and continued to extend his lead every lap until the checkered.
Bradley Morris remarked that winning the TORC World Championship race at Crandon International Raceway was beyond description.
Bradley Morris remarked that winning the TORC World Championship race at Crandon International Raceway was beyond description.


"It's great to see all the hard work we have put into the buggy pay off, and show everyone how fast we are and how precise we have been on the set-up of the buggy this whole year," remarked Morris. "And it's my first World Championship, so it means more to me than words can describe."

The persuasive victory earned Morris his World Championship race title and his first championship ring. Then, riding the enormous wave of momentum into Sunday's race, Morris once again pulled away from everyone else in the latter laps, winning that race as well and sweeping the weekend.

And mind you Morris isn't even a TORC series regular, his series of choice is the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, where he's currently in second place overall in Pro Buggy. Morris also left the Crandon International Raceway regulars with a little something to think about after he's gone by setting a new track record in Pro Lite.
Bradley Morris also set a new Crandon International Raceway Pro Lite track record.
Bradley Morris also set a new Crandon International Raceway Pro Lite track record.


"Breaking the Pro Lite track record at Crandon [Crandon International Raceway] is a huge accomplishment for me," added Morris. "Knowing that I beat so many people I look up to that have held the record before like, Jeff Kinkaid and Chad Hord that were so dominating in Pro Lite is a huge confidence boast."

In Saturday's Pro Lite race Morris managed to finish 5th after getting banged around and pushed off the track. Then on Sunday Morris had a great start coming out of turn one in second place. He clashed with the leader for a few laps and finally took the lead, until he lost his transmission with only a few turns remaining in the race, resulting in him battling for 3rd.

team had traveled to Wisconsin for the World Championship straight from Reno, Nevada after completing Rounds 11 and 12 of LOORRS. To go along with his 2nd place in that Championship Pro Buggy points chase, Morris has also now moved up to 4th overall in Pro Lite based on his showing there.

"Everyone around me helps me keep humble," answers Morris as to how he remains grounded. "I know I'll never be too good to stop working on my own racecars, because when you don't know what's going on, you don't know what effect any changes will have on them, so I just try to learn as much as I can from everyone around me."

Class is back in session for Bradley Morris and the BME Motorsports team September 20th when LOORRS visits Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Related K&N News Articles about Bradley Morris and Glen Helen Raceway: K&N's Bradley Morris Caps Off a Rocky Weekend with Two Sunday Podiums at Lake Elsinore; K&N's Bradley Morris Dominates LOORRS at Glen Helen Raceway for Second Year in a Row; Bradley Morris Finishes 2012 3rd in Pro Lite & Modified Kart, 2nd in Limited Buggy; Bradley Morris Rules LOORRS Prolite Class in Rounds 9 & 10 at Glen Helen Raceway; K&N Filters Bradley Morris Becomes a Fixture on The Podium During LOORS Events
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