CORR: Toyota Dresser event preview

DRESSER, Wis. (May 20, 2003) - Forest County Potawatomi team drivers Johnny Greaves and Jeff Kincaid begin the defense of their 2002 CORR (Championship Off Road Racing) championships this weekend at the season opening Total Off Road Rally, May ...

DRESSER, Wis. (May 20, 2003) - Forest County Potawatomi team drivers Johnny Greaves and Jeff Kincaid begin the defense of their 2002 CORR (Championship Off Road Racing) championships this weekend at the season opening Total Off Road Rally, May 25-26, in Dresser, Wis. Greaves (Pro-4 class) and Kincaid (Pro-Lite class) took home their fourth and third career championships, respectively, in 2002 at the season-ending race in Crandon, Wis. The team became the first in series history to claim two titles in the same season.

Greaves, of DePere, Wis., earned his first Pro-4 championship in the Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4 with a Pro-4 best three victories. The all-time CORR leader in career victories (28), Greaves was also the Pro-Lite champion in 1997-99.

"The competition is always tough in all the classes in CORR, and I know I'll be facing the same guys in Pro-4 again this season," said Greaves, who is also the only driver in series history to have race wins in all three professional classes (Pro-4, Pro-2, and Pro-Lite). "My brother Curt and I have made some improvements on last year's championship Tundra. We figured there was no reason to mess with a truck that was a race winner."

Kincaid, from Argonne, Wis., is a three-time defending Pro-Lite champion in his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma. He earned five race wins in 2002 and is third all-time with 25 career CORR victories. Kincaid also set series records in 2001 with five victories to start the year and 12 total.

"We tested the Tacoma at Crandon last week; the truck is ready to go for it again," Kincaid said. "I tried to improve the balance and a couple of other things from last year. Otherwise, the truck's a race winner so we didn't need to make any radical changes."

Pro-Lite will also feature four additional Tacoma race trucks to help Toyota defend its four consecutive manufacturer's championships in the class. 2001 Kumho Tires Rookie of the Year Steve Federico, of Wilmette, Ill., will again be a Pro-Lite championship contender in his Ingles/Mountain Dew Toyota Tacoma. Federico took home a race win in Antigo last August to finish fifth overall in the championship.

Chad Hord had a great 2002 season in the Boss Snow Plow Toyota Tacoma with two victories and a third-place finish overall. Rodney Van Epren, who raced a partial season in 2002, will again pilot the Ken's Sport Toyota Tacoma. Shane Pagles will make the move up to the Pro-Lite class in a Tacoma after racing in the Sportsman Super Buggy class in 2002.

The first two rounds of the 2003 CORR season at the Total Off Road Rally will be on Sunday, May 25, and Monday, May 26, beginning at 3 p.m. CDT at the Trollhaugen Ski Resort in Dresser, Wis. Round 1 will be televised tape delay on SPEED Channel, July 10, and Round 2 will be on July 17.

-toyota motorsports-

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Series Offroad
Drivers Steve Federico , Jeff Kincaid , Chad Hord