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Kyle Chaney Scores Pair of Twos in TORC Debut
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Pataskala, OH (5/16/2017) - Can-Am/XPS Lubricants/CT Race Worx driver Kyle Chaney kicked of the TORC Off Road Championship with two runner-up finishes in his series debut during the doubleheader season opener at the Dirt Track at Route 66 Raceway. He is now second in points. The event was being held in Joliet, IL just outside Chicago.

Kyle Chaney TORC Off Road Championship
Can-Am's Kyle Chaney secured back to back 2nd Place finishes at the TORC Off-Road Season Opener in Chicago, IL

The event was held on a track set up on the dirt oval and infield and featured technical rhythm sections combined with a table top, several jumps and tight turns. Each 16-lap race featured a scheduled competition caution at the halfway point. On the restart, racers were allowed to take one lap on a Joker Lane that shortcuts the infield section of the track.

In the first race, Chaney made his way to second and nearly won the race. Drag racing out of the final turn, Chaney finished just .04 of a second behind the winner in his Can-Am X3.

Kyle Chaney TORC Off Road Championship
Can-Am's Kyle Chaney raced the Can-Am Maverick X3 at the TORC Series in the Pro Mod UTV Class

“I went for the pass on the last corner and it was nose to nose at the finish line,” said Chaney. “It was a good race, my Can-Am worked great and CT Race Worx built me a good car. During practice I thought the track was horrible. In qualifying, it got better and when the water evaporated out of the track for the race, it was great.”

On day two, Chaney followed the leader for most of the race and ran second virtually unchallenged. He battled the conditions on the track that changed from wet and slippery at the beginning to dry and tacky at the end, but his Maxxis Tire set up was spot on.

“We went two and two and I’m really happy with my first short-course weekend,” said Chaney. “The first half of the race, I set my tires up for when the track got dry. I ran Maxxis Ceros on the front and Buckshots on the front. It doesn’t matter what Maxxis Tire you run, it’s going to be good.”

Kyle Chaney TORC Off Road Championship
Can-Am's Kyle Chaney heads to back to GNCC Racing in two weeks for the John Penton, where is leading the points after two rounds

Chaney had trouble with his setup at the beginning of the weekend. Calling in a few favors, he got some pointers that helped him dial in his Fox Shocks for the races.

“I just got my Fox Shocks back a couple days ago and I only got to test before my motor was tuned, so that changed the setup,” said Chaney. “I was a second and half off the pace in practice. I called my buddy Larry Pegram. He used to race this kind of stuff. He told me how to change my setup and I looked at Tim Farr’s setup. I changed everything and dropped a second and a half.”

Chaney will return GNCC competition at the John Penton at Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, OH. That race is scheduled for May 27-28. The next TORC race is scheduled for June 10-11 at ERX Motorpark in Elk River, MN.

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Can-Am Off-Road, Maxxis Tires, CT Race Worx, FOX, DWT Racing, Factory UTV, Ballistic Performance Components LLC, Bell Powersports, SCOTT Sports, The Tire Ball Company (TireBalls), Rival Motorsports, EVO Powersports, SSI Decals, Beard Seats, DP Brakes, STM Powersports, MPI Wheels, Gates belts, Addict Racing Engines, Millennium technology's, NSK Bearings

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