MacCachren VICTORIOUS at Crandon Saturday's Race - Crashed Marred Chairman's CUP Race Dashes Rockstar Energy Racing HOPES Sunday Crandon, Wisconsin - Rob MacCachren returned to his winning ways at the track he is well known for in the...
MacCachren VICTORIOUS at Crandon Saturday's Race - Crashed Marred Chairman's CUP Race Dashes Rockstar Energy Racing HOPES Sunday
Crandon, Wisconsin - Rob MacCachren returned to his winning ways at the track he is well known for in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Since returning to owning and racing his own race truck, Rob MacCachren was victorious in just his fifth race. Victory in round five of the 2009 TORC Series secured MacCachren's second position in the series points, but Sunday the #11 Rockstar Energy Racing FORD F150 Pro 2 suffered a flat tire that put the winner to the back of the field. The third race of the weekend on Sunday evening was marred early by a huge wreck that put the #11 Pro 2 out of the race early.
"Returning to victory circle early in the season gives our program an added boost of confidence. This is a new team with veteran guys and although we've experienced some issues early on, this victory demonstrates that we can claim the season championship," said the Las Vegas resident.
"Of course I'm disappointed in the outcome of the Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's Cup race. We had a race truck take us out in the first turn and the result ended up with both of us hooked together so by the time we got untangled the Pro 4X4's were already by us and that basically was the end of our race," explained the dejected Crandon past champion.
However, an eight year absence for one of the winningest PRO racer ever to set foot in the famed dirt of Crandon International Raceway didn't stop him from setting yet another record this on Saturday. Rob MacCachren started his #11 Rockstar Energy Racing Ford F150 from the fifth position in the land rush start and he never looked back.
Some 20,000 people jammed into the festival seating on the Crandon International Raceway banked grass as the gloss black FORD F150 Rockstar Energy Racing truck put on the performance of the weekend as he passed the other Rockstar Energy sponsored Pro 2 of Todd LeDuc.
With three laps to go at the 1.65 mile race course, "MacCrandon," put an inside out move on Rockstar's LeDuc and railed around the outside of the 'Gravel Pit' to take the lead. Rob never looked back enroute to his 10th consecutive victory at Crandon International Raceway.
"We've been working very closely with the BFGoodrich Tire engineers and this tire really hooked up today. It allowed me to
Crandon International Raceway is often regarded as the 'Indianapolis Raceway' of the off road racing world. For the last four decades, the world of off road racing has seen the best of the best arrive to this track in search of victory.
However, today it was all about Rob MacCachren spinning his magical web over the track where his name is synonymous with winning.
Rob MacCachren captured his first CUP victory in the spring of 1995, when the young off road racer took the world of off road by surprise and claimed the first of six CUP victories. To date the Rockstar Energy Racing driver has won three Brush Run Chairman's CUP victories (1995, 2000, 2001) as well as three Borg-Warner World Championship CUP wins (1999, 2000, 2001).
In 2009, Rob MacCachren left off right where he started 14 years ago by establishing yet another win at the famed Crandon International Raceway.
TORC Rounds 5-6 will be broadcasted on ESPN2 on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Check your local listings for broadcast times near you and visit www.torcseries.com for additional information.