TORC: Mitch Dorr Bark River summary

DORR Overcomes Slow Starts to Finish Strong @ Bark River Rockford, IL (July 15, 2010) - After back to back wins at Crandon, Mitch Dorr is fighting his way back into the TORC Sportsman Super Stock Truck Championship. Mitch is one of the "young...

DORR Overcomes Slow Starts to Finish Strong @ Bark River

Rockford, IL (July 15, 2010) - After back to back wins at Crandon, Mitch Dorr is fighting his way back into the TORC Sportsman Super Stock Truck Championship. Mitch is one of the "young guns" of the sport with a prominent last name among the off-road racing community, and knows all to well there is little room for a poor finish if you are looking to capture the top prize. The team's never give up attitude was really prevalent at Bark River.

The land rush start saw the thirteen truck field line up ten wide when Round 5 racing began. The #817 Fabricated Steel ATD Goodyear Ford F-150 took a cautious approach to the start preventing any damage to the red Ford. At the same time this strategy put Mitch well back from the leaders. At the start of the second lap, the Fabricated Steel Ford was in eighth place. The team's spotter and crew chief, Geoff Dorr (Mitch's dad), kept his driver focused as the Goodyear shod Ford moved his way to a well executed second place finish.

Overnight the team prepped the truck and gave fellow competitor Eric Ruppel a hand repairing the front suspension to his Super Stock Truck.

The start of Round 6 saw practically the entire field of Super Stock Truck pile into each other trying to get through the first turn. Mitch Dorr came out of the melee in last place well behind the rest of the field.

Quickly Mitch went to work, by the halfway point of the race, the #817 Fabricated Steel ATD Goodyear Ford F-150 had passed half of the field. Then with three laps to go, Mitch worked his way to fourth, looking to get back on the podium. From there to the end of the race, a real dog fight erupted between Mitch and #885 Demeny. At the finish, Mitch crossed the line in fourth place, an incredible finish considering his position after the first turn incident.

"This weekend we never gave up," commented Mitch Dorr. "For some reason I was slow off the line both days, but my dad kept me focused. We are still in the hunt for the Championship and that's our goal this year."

Mitch Dorr is currently in third place in the 2010 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL Super Stock Truck Championship standings.

The next race on the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL schedule is July 23-24 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

-source: - www.mitchdorr,com

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