TORC: Roush Yates Engines season finale notes

Ricky Johnson Wins TORC Championship with Roush Yates Engine Mooresville, NC (September 9, 2010) The 2010 Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL season ended last weekend with Ricky Johnson being crowned as the PRO 2WD Champion. Both Johnson...

Ricky Johnson Wins TORC Championship with Roush Yates Engine

Mooresville, NC (September 9, 2010) The 2010 Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL season ended last weekend with Ricky Johnson being crowned as the PRO 2WD Champion. Both Johnson and teammate Steve Barlow had very successful seasons driving their Roush Yates powered Fords for Barlow Motorsports this year.

Johnson arrived at Crandon International raceway on Sunday with a 3 point advantage over second place driver Rob MacCachren. Unfortunately for MacCachren, his hopes of winning came to an end fast during the first lap when a pileup formed in the final corner. Johnson went on to run a strong race and finish second, clinching the 2010 Championship title.

"We worked our butt off," said Johnson. "We lost the championship by a few points last year, but we got it this year! I want to thank my mom and dad for putting me on motorcycles when I was younger, my team, Roush Yates for the incredible engine package, and my family."

Ricky Johnson has had a Roush Yates engine under the hood all year after putting aside his promoter hat and pursuing racing full-time in the beginning of 2010. He contributes his 6 wins this season to having just the right mix of power, suspension setup, and tire traction.

"Ricky Johnson and the entire Barlow Motorsports team have been a great partner for Roush Yates," said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. "I am excited to be a part of their championship win and wish them continued success in the future."

-source: roush yates engines

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Series USAC
Drivers Rob MacCachren , Ricky Johnson