TORRANCE, Calif. (June 29, 2015) – Toyota drivers Johnny and CJ Greaves are a championship-winning father and son duo, but they also are quickly becoming each other’s biggest rivals in The Off-Road Championship. This weekend, the two provided fans with three classic battles, but it was father Johnny who walked away with one of the biggest prizes in off-road racing when he was victorious in the 22nd Annual Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup before a huge crowd at Crandon International Raceway in Crandon, Wis.
The Cup race, an all-star shootout featuring drivers from PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD, culminated the weekend after two days of points-paying races. With the PRO 2WD racers getting the early advantage with a staggered start, the Greaves’ Toyota Tundras didn’t move to the front until just three laps remained when Johnny moved into the race lead with CJ right on his heels.
At that point, things became reminiscent of what Crandon fans had seen all week with father and son battling to the finish. This time it would be three-time TORC champion Johnny winning a side-by-side finish to earn the $15,000 first prize. It marked the third straight Greaves one-two finish in PRO 4WD.
The weekend started with a preview of things to come as the two Tundra drivers put on an epic battle. Johnny led every lap, but CJ challenged him every step of the way. On the final lap, CJ was finally able to get around his father, but Johnny made a crossover move and the two crossed the finish line side by side with Johnny eventually coming out on top by just .084 seconds for his second victory of the season.
In Sunday’s PRO 4WD points-paying race, it was another head-to-head match-up for the Maxxis Tires/Monster Energy-sponsored Toyotas. Once again, the duo fought side-by-side for most of the race until the younger Greaves pulled ahead on the final lap to earn his fourth PRO 4WD victory of the season. He continues to lead the PRO 4WD point lead.
In the weekend’s PRO 2WD action, CJ Greaves earned a pair of second-place finishes and continues to lead the championship.
Overall for the weekend, Toyota Tundras earned three victories and registered eight top-two finishes in five races.
TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL returns to action in two weeks at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Showdown in Charlotte, while Toyota’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series program resumes July 18-19 at Glen Helen (Calif.) Raceway.
2015 TORC Off-Road Schedule
2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series
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