Two Greaves and a MacCachren on TORC Night Two at DCRP!April 14, 2013
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 13, 2013) – The father and son duo of Johnny Greaves and C.J. Greaves along with Rob MacCachren were the big winners as the Traxxas TORC Off Road Series wrapped up its inaugural event before a standing room only crowd on Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park.
After youngster C.J. Greaves drove to the Pro Light victory to kick off the night and then raced from the tail of the Pro Two Wheel Drive field to claim third behind MacCachren and Bryce Menzies, Johnny Greaves finished off the big weekend on the 0.600-mile “Baja” style short course with a triumph in the Pro Four Wheel Drive division.
After finishing fourth in Friday night’s Red Bull Pro Four Wheel Drive feature event, Greaves battled into the lead from his third starting position on the opening round and led the entire 18-lap virtually unchallenged.
“I was kinda following in my kid’s footsteps after his win and coming from last for third in Pro Twos, it was great to get this win,” Greaves commented afterward.
While Greaves had the field covered, Adrian Cenni rebounded from an early incident and was dicing with Scott Douglas for a podium position when contact sent Douglas upside down. Cenni ultimately was forced pitside while Douglas recovered for runner-up honors for the second night in a row with Rob MacCachren filling out the podium. Friday night winner Ricky Johnson encountered mechanical difficulties midway through and did not finish the event.
While MacCachren started the Amsoil Two Wheel Drive main event fifth after running second to Bryce Menzies in Friday’s feature, it was third-starter Chad Hord gunning into the lead on the opening circuit and leading the way until MacCachren battled by to take command at the halfway point after pressing for the point for several rounds.
MacCachren went on to secure the win in the 18-lapper ahead of Menzies, who took second away from Hord on the tenth round, while C.J. Greaves rallied from the tail to take the show position.
The younger Greaves kicked off the evening with a convincing victory in the 16-lap Traxxas Pro Lights feature event.
Starting fifth after running second to Doug Mittag in Friday’s feature, Greaves needed little more than one lap to take the lead away from front row outside starter Shawn Morris.
Racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park continues next Saturday night, April 20, with Round Two of the DCRP championship series featuring IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.
Dodge City Raceway Park
Traxxas TORC Off Road Series April 12-13 Results:
Red Bull Pro 4x4s:
Qualifying: 1. 1-Ricky Johnson 40.490, 2. 22-Johnny Greaves 40.902, 3. 21-Rob MacCachren 41.173, 4. 7-Scott Douglas 41.329, 5. 25-Mark Jenkins 41.508, 6. 11-Adrian Cenni 41.876, 7. 47-Mike Jenkins 42.357.
Friday “A” Feature (16 Laps): 1. 1-Ricky Johnson, 2. 7-Scott Douglas, 3. 47-Mike Jenkins, 4. 22-Johnny Greaves, 5. 25-Mark Jenkins, 6. 11-Adrian Cenni, 7. 21-Rob MacCachren.
Saturday “A” Feature (18 Laps): 1. 22-Johnny Greaves, 2. 7-Scott Douglas, 3. 21-Rob MacCachren, 4. 47-Scott Douglas, 5. 11-Adrian Cenni, 6. 25-Mark Jenkins, 7. 1-Ricky Johnson.
Amsoil Pro 2WD:
Qualifying: 1. 1-Bryce Menzies 42.859, 2. 21-Rob MacCachren 43.025, 3. 55-Matt Cook 43.824, 4. 9-Chad Hord 43.996, 5. 80-Mike Oberg 44.056, 6. 2-Steve Barlow 44.089, 7. 47-Mike Jenkins 44.128, 8. 25-Mark Jenkins 44.701, 9. 91-Nick Tyree 45.574, 10. 5-Mark Kvamme 47.722, 11. 13-Justin Keener 48.654, 12. 33-C.J. Greaves NT.
Friday “A” Feature (16 Laps): 1. 1-Bryce Menzies, 2. 21-Rob MacCachren, 3. 80-Mike Oberg, 4. 9-Chad Hord, 5. 2-Steve Barlow, 6. 47-Mike Jenkins, 7. 55-Mat Cook, 8. 91-Nick Tyree, 9. 13-Justin Keener, 10. 5-Mark Kvamme, 11. 33-C.J. Greaves, 12. 25-Mark Jenkins.
Saturday “A” Feature (18 Laps): 1. 21-Rob MacCachren, 2. 1-Bryce Menzies, 3. 33-C.J. Greaves, 4. 9-Chad Hord, 5. 55-Matt Cook, 6. 80-Mike Oberg, 7. 25-Mark Jenkins, 8. 47-Mike Jenkins, 9. 2-Steve Barlow, 10. 5-Mark Kvamme, 11. 13-Justin Keener, 12. 91-Nick Tyree.
Traxxas Pro Lights:
Qualifying: 1. 33-C.J. Greaves 44.793, 2. 81-Doug Mittag 45.374, 3. 27-Shawn Morris 45.424, 4. 1-Brad Lovell 45.749, 5. 9-Rafael Navarro 46.233, 6. 7-Keegan Kincaid 46.483, 7. 12-Nick Baumgartner 46.860, 8. 42-Mark Kleiman 47.148, 9. 11-Randy Eller 47.178, 10. 21-Cam Reimers 47.683, 11. 20-Scott Beauchamp 47.997, 12. 4-Jason Janusz 48.410, 13. 10-Colby Eller 50.809, 14. 2-Steve Barlow.
Friday “A” Feature (14 Laps): 1. 81-Doug Mittag, 2. 33-C.J. Greaves, 3. 7-Keegan Kincaid, 4. 1-Brad Lovell, 5. 27-Shawn Morris, 6. 12-Nick Baumgartner, 7. 9-Rafael Navarro, 8. 11-Randy Eller, 9. 42-Mark Kleiman, 10. 4-Jason Janusz, 11. 21-Cam Reimers, 12. 10-Colby Eller, 13. 20-Scott Beauchamp, 14. 2-Steve Barlow (DNS).
Saturday “A” Feature (16 Laps): 1. 33-C.J. Greaves, 2. 27-Shawn Morris, 3. 81-Doug Mittag, 4. 42-Mark Kleiman, 5. 11-Randy Eller, 6. 12-Nick Baumgartner, 7. 21-Cam Reimers, 8. 20-Scott Beauchamp, 9. 4-Jason Janusz, 10. 10-Colby Eller, 11. 7-Keegan Kincaid, 12. 1-Brad Lovell, 13. 9-Rafael Navarro.