Greaves and Kincaid win CORR Off-Road Championships.
CRANDON, Wis. (Sept. 3, 2002) - Toyota-powered Forest County Potawatomi teammates Johnny Greaves and Jeff Kincaid both earned Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) titles this weekend at the season-ending CORR BorgWarner World Championship in Crandon, Wis. Kincaid earned his third consecutive Pro-Lite class championship, and Greaves took his first Pro-4 class title.
Greaves, of DePere, Wis., had a 12-point lead over Curt LeDuc going into this weekend's event, and the two battled it out both Saturday and Sunday. Greaves, who consistently turned the quickest laps over the two-day event in his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4, was able to finish third and fourth in the two races to earn the championship by two points over LeDuc.
"This is definitely our biggest accomplishment yet," said Greaves, who also won Pro-Lite championships from 1997-99 in a Toyota Tacoma. "There are a lot of trucks in Pro-4 who can win a race on any given day. My brother Curt and I have worked really hard over the last three years since moving up to the full-size classes. This makes it all worth it."
Kincaid, of nearby Argonne, Wis., went into the weekend in second place, 16 points from the top. With a flawless weekend his only hope for defending his back-to-back Pro-Lite titles, Kincaid won both races in commanding fashion to take the championship by 20 points.
"This year was definitely tougher than the last two," said Kincaid, who also raced his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma to a tie for the series lead with five race wins. "The competition was really tough, and there were a lot of guys who won races this year."
In addition to Kincaid, Toyota Tacoma racers Chad Hord and Steve Federico finished in the Pro-Lite top five overall. Hord, of Felch, Mich., finished second to Kincaid in both races this weekend at Crandon. The second-year Pro-Lite racer drove his Boss Snow Plow Toyota Tacoma to two victories and 11 top-five finishes in 14 races this year to finish third overall. Federico, the 2001 CORR Rookie of the Year from Wilmette, Ill., earned his second-career truck victory this season and finished fifth in the Pro-Lite standings.
In another class that came down to the wire, Scott Schwalbe defended his Sportsman Super Buggy championship over fellow Toyota-powered racer Aaron Hawley at Crandon. Schwalbe and Hawley battled all season, and each took a win this weekend with the other right behind in second place. In the end, Schwalbe's five victories to Hawley's four made the difference in the championship. Another Toyota-powered racer, Corry Heynen, finished third overall in the Super Buggy class with two wins. This season, the 1.6-liter Toyota 4AG engine, the same motor that is run in the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship and the SCCA GT-3 class, powered five of the top 10 competitors in the class. In addition, 11 of the 12 races were won by the Toyota power plant.