Crafton Set For TORC Debut


JOILET, Ill. – Veteran racer Matt Crafton will trade the high banks of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the dirt jumps, bumps & berms of the Traxxas TORC Series when the nation’s premier short course off-road racing series comes to Chicagoland Speedway’s Route 66 Raceway this Thursday and Friday.

A former NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series overall champion (2000) and current holder of NASCAR Trucks’ longest-running racer/sponsor relationship and 2nd place overall race longevity streak with more than 270 consecutive starts – and counting – Crafton will run a Nitro Circus-sponsored (courtesy of his buddy, Travis Pastrana) TORC Series PRO 2WD truck in Chicago this week.

“Matt is going to have a flat out blast driving a Traxxas TORC PRO 2 truck this week in Chicago,” said Kevin Miller, president of TORC/USAC. “From go-karts to midgets and mini sprints – right up to his current NASCAR Truck – Matt will have to tap on every last inch of his driving talents to put the Nitro Circus PRO 2 truck up on the box.

“And not only will Matt have defending TORC PRO 2 champ Bryce Menzies, current PRO 2 points leader Chad Hord and fast-running newcomer CJ Greaves to deal with at Chicago, he’ll also have Pastrana to deal with as well.”

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