CORR: Toyota Bark River II preview

GREAVES LOOKS FOR REVERSAL OF FORTUNE AT BARK RIVER II - During the CORR series' first visit to Bark River in July, mechanical problems kept Johnny Greaves from tallying his seventh consecutive top-five finish in the Pro-4 class and dropped him...

GREAVES LOOKS FOR REVERSAL OF FORTUNE AT BARK RIVER II - During the CORR series' first visit to Bark River in July, mechanical problems kept Johnny Greaves from tallying his seventh consecutive top-five finish in the Pro-4 class and dropped him back to fourth in the standings. The Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4 suffered a cut tire in the first turn of Round 7, leaving him to struggle to a fifth-place finish and a narrow two-point lead on the field. Round 8 was even less kind as heavy contact at the beginning of the race damaged his front axle and ultimately led to an early retirement and seventh-place finish. Greaves had held the Pro-4 points lead since winning both opening rounds at Dresser. Despite his bad luck at the first Bark River event, the defending Pro-4 champion sits only five points from the top with six rounds left in the season.

KINCAID LEADS FIVE TOYOTA PRO-LITE DRIVERS IN TOP 10 - Three-time defending Pro-Lite champion Jeff Kincaid was also a victim of bad luck at Bark River. After taking the Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma to a strong second-place in Round 7, Kincaid suffered a cut tire in Round 8 that forced him to limp to an 11th-place finish. Going back to Bark River this weekend, He is still in a prime position to win his fourth consecutive Pro-Lite championship while sitting in second position only 11 points back. Boss Snowplow Toyota Tacoma driver Chad Hord enters the weekend in fourth position, while Ingles/Mountain Dew Toyota racer Steve Federico remains in sixth. Rookie Toyota Tacoma driver Shayne Pagles, who is second in the Kumho Tire Rookie of the Year race, scored two top-10 finishes in the last event to move into a tie for ninth position in the point standings with Rodney VanEperen. The next-highest rookie and Toyota driver is Jim Kandel in 12th.

"QUOTES"

Johnny Greaves, Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4: "The plan this weekend is to try and stay out of the fray at the start and make our way to the front as the race develops. The Forest County Potawatomi Tundra has performed great this year with two wins and all the top-five finishes we've had. My brother Curt and the rest of the team have done a great job preparing the Tundra."

Jeff Kincaid, Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma: "We had a tough weekend last month at Bark River, but that's the way racing goes sometimes. Bark River has a really good track, and I always look forward to racing there. I made some small adjustments to the Forest County Potawatomi Tacoma in recent testing, and we should have some extra torque for this weekend. Pro-Lite is probably at its most competitive this year, and a DNF (did not finish) really hurts in the standings. I always look to win every race, but the most important thing is to not get taken out in the first turn and not finish."

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Series Offroad
Drivers Johnny Greaves , Steve Federico , Jeff Kincaid , Chad Hord