Twin Cities Take Down
Elk River, MN
September 24, 2017
Kyle Chaney Takes Two Wins,
TORC Pro Championship
Elk River, MN (9/27/2017) - The
TORC Off Road Championship presented by AMSOIL UTV
capped off its 2017 season with Johnny Greaves,
Kyle Chaney, CJ Greaves, Zach Martin each scoring
victories in the second two races of a tripleheader
weekend at ERX Motor Park. Johnny Greaves won Saturday’s
Pro Modified race, while Chaney clinched the championship
with his win on Sunday. CJ Greaves, who clinched
the Pro Stock title with his win on Friday, won
his 12th consecutive race in class on Saturday,
and Martin put his streak to an end with a win on
ERX Motor Park Triple
Heaader TORC Pro UTV Race Report
Kyle Chaney clinched the TORC Pro Mod
UTV Championship with the season finale
win on Sunday at ERX Motor Park
The events were held at the purpose-built off-road
facility outside the Twin Cities. The 12-lap races
were held on the track’s unique short course,
which includes dirt, clay and sand through its
tough sand whoops, sweeping and tight turns, as
well as an interesting split-lane section.
Mod SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
CJ Greaves (2nd), Johnny Greaves (1st),
Kyle Chaney (3rd)
In Saturday’s Pro Modified race, Johnny Greaves,
who was substituting for an injured Rodney Van
Eperen, chose a different car prior to the event.
After having issues with the paddle shifters in
Van Eperen’s Yamaha in Friday’s races, he changed
to his own car, which has a standard stick shifter.
It made all the difference as he dominated the
event from start to finish. CJ Greaves finished
second in Van Eperen’s Yamaha, ahead of the Can-Am
of Chaney. Tim Farr and David Plavi, who was driving
in relief of Eric Gordon, completed the top five
in their Can-Ams.
Johnny Greaves made the switch to his
own YXZ 1000R on Saturday, which worked
in his favor as he charged his way into
the lead for the win followed by CJ Greaves
& Kyle Chaney to gain some points
“We drove his car yesterday out of respect for
Rodney,” said Johnny Greaves. “We rolled the dice
on the new car today and it made all of the difference.
This was short notice and we had to figure out
what would work best for us. My car suits my style
a little better. CJ can drive anything so that
was the best decision.”
In Sunday’s Pro Modified race, Chaney took the
lead Farr on the second lap. With Farr running
behind him in second, Chaney pulled away to a
huge gap before the competition caution. On lap
nine, Johnny Greaves took second, but Chaney continued
to dominate and took the victory, his third this
season and clinched the title. Johnny Greaves
finished second, ahead of CJ Greaves. Farr and
Plavi rounded out the top five.
Kyle Chaney charged his way to the front
early on Sunday, which he held to the
checkered flag for the win
“I got out in front of Tim and ran my own race,”
said Chaney. “I was able to stay smooth and calm.
I saw Johnny back there hit Tim and felt bad for
Tim. He took a bad line off to the right and I
was able to get by him. My Can-Am worked great.”
Chaney was the picture of consistency all season.
He scored six consecutive second-place finishes
to start the season before earning his first victory
at Bark River. Though he won two more races, and
scored three additional podiums, his fifth-place
effort after cutting down two tires at the last
race in Crandon stood out for him.
Kyle Chaney ran a near flawless race on
Sunday, which allowed him to easily take
the win & clinch the TORC Pro Mod
UTV Championship at ERX Motor Park
“That one race really won this championship,”
said Chaney. “I had two flat tires and still managed
a good finishing position and some good points.
That race saved our season. This didn’t come easy.
It took the whole team to do this.”
Chaney’s title cemented Can-Am’s new X3’s reputation
as the car to beat. Can-Am Racing Project Leader
Jeff Leclerc commended the hard work Chaney put
in this season.
Jeff Leclerc (right) celebrated with Kyle
“It shows that when you combine a great driver
with a great machine the results are there,” said
Leclerc. “The way the rules are set, it makes
for an even playing field and it makes for great
racing. It proves that the rulebook is perfect.
The X3 is a great platform here, in the desert,
and also in the woods. We’re having success everywhere
in North America. We’re proud of that platform
and our market share is growing after every race.”