Demeny Finishes Fourth in Super Stock Championship Fifth Place Finish in Round 11 at Crandon Abrams, WI (September 9, 2010) - Demeny Off-Road have been fighting driveline gremlins for much of the 2010 TORC Sportsman race season and the...
Demeny Finishes Fourth in Super Stock Championship
Fifth Place Finish in Round 11 at Crandon
Abrams, WI (September 9, 2010) - Demeny Off-Road have been fighting driveline gremlins for much of the 2010 TORC Sportsman race season and the team was hoping the issue was resolved when the Abrams, Wisconsin resident unloaded for the final weekend of racing in Crandon. The team was ready to battle with the other eighteen Super Stock trucks that came to the "Big House," unfortunately, Don had to run his back-up engine and transmission in order to make the show.
Saturday's racing is Round 11 of the TORC series, but keeping with Crandon tradition it is also known as World Championship Saturday. The winner of each race will be named World Champion as well as given a one of a kind World Championship ring. This the one race every year every off-road competitor wants to win. Whether you are contending for the season long championship or entering your first race of the year, every driver understands the importance of winning a ring and becoming the World Champion.
Don Demeny brought his #885 Nsight Teleservices Cellcom BFGoodrich Tires Dodge Ram 1500 to lineup trying to figure how he was going to win that World Championship ring in his slightly underpowered hot rod. As the race laps were ticking off, Don steadily moved into the fifth spot just past the half way point of the race. To move any higher through the field Don was asking his spotter about the lines the leaders where taking around the 1.7 mile track. Don was willing to try just about anything in the hope of winning the silver ring. With the laps winding down to the finish, Don held his position to finish fifth.
Overnight the truck was prepped and ready to go by dinner time. Don and his crew continued discussing the different lines other racer were taking around the track, hoping some insight would get him around the track quicker for Sunday's season finale.
The final race in the Super Stock Truck season, Round 12, was also the Mole Lake Cup. The Mole Lake Casino and Lodge created a larger purse for the top three finishers as well as a special trophy for this special event. Once again more than just championship points were on the line.
The land rush start saw the #885 Nsight Teleservices Cellcom BFGoodrich Tires Dodge Ram 1500 come cleanly through the first turn and was running midpack by the end of the second lap.
Then Don decided to take a different approach to the Barn Jump in hopes of keeping more speed as he headed down the skybox straightway. The line works well with the PRO trucks, but when the #885 landed it immediately spit out its driveshaft, ending the day early for Don Demeny.
"I knew coming into the weekend I would have try different things and have some luck on my side to finish on the podium," noted Don Demeny. "I did what I could and lost the driveshaft. Regardless we finished the season in fourth place, pretty good considering the issues we were fighting early on. Again I need to thank all my family and friends that come out to every race to give us a hand. Especially my wife, whenever things get tough she jumps right in to make sure we are ready for the next round."
Demeny Off-Road is already working on the 2011 season. The team has already signed Cellcom to a marketing commitment for the upcoming season and by the time you read this, the team's engine builder is already working on the new powerplant.
After finishing fourth in the 2010 TORC Super Stock Championship, Don and his team would like to thank all their supporters including: