Hans Ada Scores Two Top Fives
at Crandon TORC
Pro Stock UTV • Rounds 5 & 6 Race Report
Cumming, GA (6/28/2017) - Hans
Ada drove for Mickey Thomas and scored a part
of top-five finishes during the TORC Off Road
Championship Pro Stock UTV races at Crandon International
Off-Road Raceway. Ada, who is usually the team’s
engineer, was driving the Yamaha YXZ 1000 while
Thomas was in Utah competing in his Lucas Oil
The team overcame cooling issues experienced
in the last three races and Ada was quick in qualifying
for Saturday’s race despite very little seat time.
Ada then tangled with another competitor during
the 10-lap race and drove the ill-handling car
to a fourth-place finish.
Ada made an impressive TORC racing debut
at Round 5 by recording a 4th place finish
& claiming the 2nd fastest laptime of
“It was my first time in the Yamaha and these
cars are very meticulous on how they need to be
driven,” said Ada. “It took a lot to pick up.
Trying to get everything set up with zero seat
time I think we had a good result. The contact
completely knocked out the steering geometry.
I had massive amounts of caster and bump steer
and the steering wheel was trying to rip out of
my hands. That was the biggest workout of my life.”
Sunday qualifying was canceled due to weather,
so the starting grid was set by points. Starting
on the extreme outside on the land rush start,
Ada made it to fifth by the second corner. Unfortunately,
the start was negated by a crash, and Ada had
to again climb through the field. He finished
fifth to cap off the team’s best weekend this
Ada rounded out the top five on Sunday &
Mickey Thomas will be taking back over the
driving duties at Bark River in 3 weeks
“I think this weekend was a success, coming away
with a fourth and a fifth,” said Ada. “It’s a
big step forward. Now that I have driven the Yamaha,
I’ll be able to take this car to another level
and get Mickey some results. Personally racing
the car gives me hands-on information. The level
in this Pro Stock class is intense and everything
has to be on-point.”
Ada and Thomas will be ready when the TORC Series
next races in three weeks. He is making several
changes to the car to have it ready for Bark River.
“We just need some small massaging,” said Ada.
“One thing is for sure. I will be testing a lot
now that I am settled in my shop in Minnesota
where all the TORC tracks are, dialing in my Bikeman
Performance power and Walker Evans Shocks.”
Thomas will be back in the car as TORC next heads
to Bark River International Raceway in Michigan.
That event is scheduled for July 15-16.
2017 TORC Series Sponsors:
Bikeman Performance Engines. Hans Ada Racing,
Langston Motorsports Yamaha, Crash Addict, Walker
Evans Racing, OMF Wheels, Andersin Design, Drive