Casey Currie to Finish out 2009 Race Season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The No. 2 Pro Light Team Announces 2010 Plans
As the inaugural season of The Off Road Championship (TORC) Series draws to a close this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was an incredible year for Casey Currie in the No. 2 Monster Energy drink sponsored Pro Light. Starting the year off with a phenomenal win during Round 2 of the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, Currie also returned to the track to take home a third place podium during Round 4 at Perris Auto Speedway.
With the mercury rising on the West coast, The Off Road Championship Series headed to Wisconsin to compete at the legendary Crandon International Raceway over Father's Day weekend. Unveiling the newly rebranded Pro Light, Casey Currie arrived at the "Big House" with a distinguishable black and green Monster Energy sponsored truck. "The addition of Monster really brought our program to a new level both on and off the track. It was awesome that we could debut this partnership at a historic venue such as Crandon," remarked Currie.
Crossing the finish line in the fourth position during Round 6 at Crandon, Casey narrowly missed claiming a top three finish for the No. 2 Pro Light team. "I was so close to a podium, but this is racing and we all know anything can happen. It's all about the competition and striving to be the best - sometimes it just doesn't work out. To get so close to a podium or even a victory just makes me try that much harder," added Currie. Just a few short weeks later, Casey's determination was apparent as he returned to the track to claim a third place podium during Round 8 at Bark River Raceway in Michigan.
The remainder of the 2009 TORC Series season has brought a few more near-podiums and has the No. 2 Pro Light team sitting in a comfortable fifth position on the points grid. Always looking for ways to improve and realizing the Pro Light class points leaders have a horsepower advantage, Currie contacted Bruce NoGrady, a premiere Toyota engine builder. After the Championship show-down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 23th and 24th, the No. 2 Pro Light will undergo a transformation. The season opener of the 2010 TORC Series will find Casey taking to the starting line with a NoGrady built Toyota engine and looking to claim the podiums he just narrowly missed during the debut season.
In addition to the regular 2009 TORC Series schedule, Casey Currie also gave the SXS Stadium Series a spin to see what it is all about. Touted as an affordable entry-level option, the series is making a big hit amongst short-course racing fans in search of a cost-effective way to get started in the sport. Racing in an Elite Adult Trophy Kart, Currie will continue competing in this class (as his schedule permits) and promote the affordability of the SXS Stadium Series.
Looking forward to the 2010 race season, Casey is determined to make his mark in short-course racing and claim a points championship in the Pro Light class during next year's TORC Series. In addition to focusing on short-course racing, Currie is also competing in the four-race season of the King of the Hammers (KOH) Series. Beginning with the season opener February 12th, 2010 in Johnson Valley, California, the KOH Series blends the challenges of desert racing with the unique dynamics of rock-crawling. With four completely different competitions scheduled for 2010, each race includes drastically different characteristics such as hill-climb competitions, rock-crawling, and desert racing.
Casey Currie's final Pro Light race of the 2009 season will be October 23rd and 24th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway! If you cannot check out the race action live, be sure to tune in to ABC on November 8th. Check local listings for broadcast times!