DORR Is Runner-Up in Oskhosh Round 6 Only 2 Points Behind Championship Leader Rockford, IL (July 27, 2009) - Mitch Dorr was looking to recover from the Round 4 wreck that took his ...
DORR Is Runner-Up in Oskhosh Round 6
Only 2 Points Behind Championship Leader
Rockford, IL (July 27, 2009) - Mitch Dorr was looking to recover from the Round 4 wreck that took his #817 Fabricated Steel Products Goodyear Tires Ford F-150 out of the race before he could clear the first turn. Now with the front suspension repaired, Dorr Off-Road Racing was ready to take the fight for the Stock Truck Championship to the Oshkosh Speedzone. The weekend of racing marked the halfway point of the Midwest SRT TORC season, so every finishing position is at a premium.
The .7-mile layout in and on the banked half-mile oval was a combination of high-speed jumps and a series of jumps and then whoops throughout the infield portion of the layout.
Friday - Round 5
The USAC style rolling start was used with all the races; this put Mitch starting in row 4 next to #837 Ruppel. The start saw most of the fourteen Stock Truck field bang and bounce off each other coming through the first turn and onto the infield.
By the third lap, the Fabricated Steel Products Ford held the third position. Two laps later, Mitch moves up a spot and is on the bumper of the leader, Ruppel.
As the field was racing to the competition caution lap, the red Goodyear Tire Ford bicycles and misses a jump while the field bunches up together going through the infield and moves back to third place.
During the yellow flag lap, track officials move Mitch Dorr back three spots due to a missed jump.
When the racing continues Mitch really is pushing hard to make up the lost positions. When the checkered flag falls, Mitch Dorr and his #817 Fabricated Steel Products Goodyear Tires Ford F-150 crossed the finish line in fourth place.
Saturday - Round 6
The fourteen Stock Trucks came rolling to the line and continued to put on the best racing of the weekend. The race featured all kinds of contact, with a few drivers being sent to the penalty box, but somehow a select few ran without much incident. One of those was Mitch Dorr. The final lap saw a door to door battle with #837. As the two trucks crossed the finish line, Ruppel edged out Dorr by about three feet for second place. Just as the top three drivers were headed to the podium, track officials penalized the winner for rough driving, giving the win to Ruppel and second place to Mitch Dorr.
"This was a wild weekend of racing," commented Mitch Dorr. "I can't agree with all the calls from the officials, but after all that's said and done we are still in challenging for the season championship. The standings have the top five drivers within five points of each other, and we are only two points out of the lead. There was a ton of contact out there, and our Raceline Allied Wheels and Goodyear Tires kept us in the game all weekend. The rhythm section Ricky put together was really long, but our King Shocks kept this Ford F-150 straight and on the power. I can't wait to get to Bark River."