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2017 TORC Series
Round #10
Red Bud Rumble
Buchanan, Michigan
August 13, 2017

TORC Series

CJ Greaves Wins Both Pro Stock & Mod UTV at Red Bud
TORC's Red Bud Rumble Round 10 UTV Race Report

Buchanan, MI (8/28/2017) - CJ Greaves won both the Pro Stock and Pro Modified UTV races during the Rumble at Redbud TORC Off Road Championship presented by AMSOIL races at Redbud MX. It marked Greaves first victory in just his second Pro Modified start and his ninth-straight win in Pro Stock.
TORC Racing Pro SxS Podium

TORC Pro Mod SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
Kyle Chaney (2nd), CJ Greaves (1st), Rodney VanEperen (3rd)

The track was constructed adjacent to Redbud’s motocross track. It featured eight turns, including four switchbacks and two wide sweepers. A rhythm section, several jumps and an uphill “Horsepower Hill” step-up further added to the track’s complexity. Weather was in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies making for perfect racing weather for both the fans and competitors.

TORC Pro UTV Racing

The TORC Series built a brand new track at the famous Red Bud facility in Michigan for Rounds 9 & 10

In Pro Modified, Greaves, in his Yamaha, lead from the pole and held off a charging Kyle Chaney to score the victory after leading all 10 laps. Chaney held on for second in his Can-Am, scoring his ninth-consecutive podium and retaining a 13-point lead on Rodney VanEperen in the championship. VanEperen, who started sixth in his Yamaha, fought power steering issues to finish third, ahead of the Can-Am of Tim Farr and the Yamaha of Zac Zakowski.

CJ Greaves TORC Pro UTV Racing

Yamaha's CJ Greaves made his debut in the Pro Mod UTV class at Red Bud & grabbed the Holeshot on Sunday

Greaves, who has dominated the Pro Stock class, made his Pro Modified debut here driving his father, Johnny’s, car. He finished second in the first round on Saturday before the runaway win on Sunday. Though he admitted to be down on power, his perfect setup was evident by how his machine handled the tight course.

CJ Greaves TORC Pro UTV Racing

Monster Energy's CJ Greaves was running his father's YXZ1000R in the Mod Class

“We put this mod car together late,” said Greaves. “We’re a little down on horsepower, but today the track was so rough it came down to picking good lines and carrying speed. I knew Chaney was fast and he had a couple of spots where he was faster than me, so I needed to figure out how to maintain. Once I figured out where my car wanted to be, it came down to making no mistakes and driving the car hard.”

CJ Greaves TORC Pro UTV Racing

CJ Greaves held off Kyle Chaney to secure his first Pro Mod Victory of the season

Greaves was a busy man during the weekend. Along with the two UTV races each day, he was also racing his Pro 4 Truck.

“We just did one Pro Stock, one Pro Mod and now we’re going Pro 4,” said Greaves. “I got a lot of laps in this weekend and we’re learning more and more about these cars every week. We’re going to keep working on it. Just because we’re winning doesn’t mean we’re set on the car. We need everything we can get out of these cars.”

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