Johnny Greaves Motorsports Preps for 2012 TORC Season
CJ Greaves Steps-up to Pro-2WD Class
02.22.12 Greaves fans will be seeing double in the upcoming TORC series season. Johnny Greaves Motorsports announces that Colton CJ Greaves will strap into the Pro 2WD Monster Energy Toyota as well as compete in the Pro Light class for the second year. CJ Greaves, the teenage son of Pro 4x4 champion Johnny Greaves, will enter his third year as a professional off-road racer--join a growing number of young guys entering the sport.
CJ has a lot of natural ability, said Johnny Greaves. He has proven that he can race with the best of them. Hes eager to learn and takes instruction well (most of the time). We are very proud of what CJ has been able to accomplish so far but we realize this is a big jump for him. Im confident that he will learn quick and be competitive quick.
With back-to-back Super Buggy championships and a very strong showing in his Pro Light debut in 2011 including 5 podiums and topping off the season with his first win in the inaugural Traxxas Pro Light Cup race, CJ Greaves has proven that he has the talent and natural feel for the dirt. He ran up front a lot in the Pro Light class last year and narrowly missed several wins. The more powerful and weight of the Pro 2WD class will be a challenge for the younger Greaves. A new truck is under construction and will be ready to test next month. The team will run all three classes out of the same pit.
Johnny Greaves will attempt to extend his legendary professional off-road career to an impressive 10th championship. The Monster Energy Toyota/TRD will once again be clad with Maxxis tires. Johnny finished 2nd last year in a closely fought battle with Ricky Johnson.
USAC will kick-off The Off Road Championship (TORC) season at Charlotte Motor Speedway on April 20th. Greaves fans can get the latest news, results, race photos, videos and standings on JohnnyGreaves.com and on Facebook (@pro4champ). Also watch live streaming of the races on USACs USTREAM channel.