<pre> CORR Midwest Off-Road Championships Date: July 29-30, 2000 Location: Ft. Dodge, Iowa Broadcast: (ESPN2) Round 7 - 8/26, 6 p.m. ET Round 8 - 8/27, 6 p.m. ET Round: 7 & 8 of ...
<pre> CORR Midwest Off-Road Championships
Date: July 29-30, 2000
Location: Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Broadcast: (ESPN2) Round 7 - 8/26, 6 p.m. ET Round 8 - 8/27, 6 p.m. ET
Round: 7 & 8 of 18
Course Length: 1 mile
Divisions: Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks) Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD Trucks) Pro-Lite (Light-Duty 2WD Trucks) Sportsman Divisions
</pre> TUNDRA MAKING ITS PRESENCE FELT - After debuting last year with Rod Millen, the Toyota Tundra is making serious waves this season in the Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) series. Millen became the man to beat in the Pro-4 class the last two events in his four-wheel-drive Tundra. Millen won rounds four and five at Crandon and Luxemburg, and his domination in rounds three and six were foiled by freak mechanical gremlins and competitor collisions. Overall, Millen is third in the Pro-4 standings (14 points behind the leader) with two wins and two second-place finishes.
Johnny Greaves, the three-time defending Pro-Lite champion, moved up to the Pro-2 class this year in a new two-wheel-drive Tundra. While he is still in search of his first victory of the season, Greaves has been extremely quick and competitive in placing eighth overall this year. Greaves was the dominant Pro-2 in finishing third overall in the Governor's Cup race at Crandon, which pits Pro-2 and Pro-4 trucks together. Greaves, who is the all-time CORR leader in career victories with 21 (Scott Taylor is second with 13), has a top finish of third at Crandon this year.
KINCAID LEADS DOMINANT TACOMA GROUP; MAKES SERIES HISTORY - Jeff Kincaid, with his victory in round five at Luxemburg on July 15, became the first CORR off-road racer to win the first five races in a season. He has now won five of six rounds in his Toyota Tacoma and leads the Pro-Lite class by 20 points over his nearest competitor. Kincaid is now second in all-time Pro-Lite wins with seven, which also places him fourth all time in the three professional classes. Chris Brandt, a Council Bluffs native who will be returning to his home state of Iowa this weekend, has battled consistently this year in a Tacoma on his way to a third place overall in Pro-Lite - two points out of second. Brandt, along with Mark Krueger and Jason Degrave, has consistently finished in the top three as the Tacoma remains the dominant truck in Pro-Lite.
ROD MILLEN, Toyota Tundra Pro-4 Driver/Team owner of Rod Millen Motorsport:
"The Tundra is really starting to show its capabilities. We've won two of the last four rounds, and with a little luck could have won all four. I'm really proud of the team's hard work. Their dedication and talent has put us were we are today. Our goal this year was to win the Pro-4 class championship, and up to this point we're in a really good position to accomplish it."
JOHNNY GREAVES, Toyota Tundra Pro-2 Driver/Co-owner of Greaves/Kincaid Motorsports:
"Being that it's lighter and has a lower center of gravity than the other Pro-2 trucks, our Tundra should do well at Ft. Dodge. It's a fast, wide, natural terrain track with quick turns. Our truck has a unique size and weight, and with Rod [Millen] are the only trucks out there with manual transmissions, so we can't go out and borrow ideas from our competitors. I think all the small improvements we've made to this new truck so far should start to pay off this weekend."