Toyota Claims 2017 TORC Championship
Toyota driver C.J. Greaves wins third straight PRO4 title in Off-Road Championship.
Toyota earned the PRO4 title in The Off-Road Championship (TORC) at the series’ final round at Elk River, Minnesota, late last month.
Second-generation racer Colton “C.J.” Greaves took his dad, Johnny Greaves, to school for the championship win, beating his dad for the overall win in the 13th and final round. Johnny finished second in that race and in the championship with his Toyota.
The Elk River finale featured a tripleheader for PRO4 (four-wheel-drive class) with C.J. winning the opening race on Friday. He finished second in Saturday’s race before clinching the title with a finale win Sunday.
That made a strong 1-2 showing with the father-son duo nabbing 12 of 13 wins in the series. Of those, C.J. won eight and Johnny took four. Keegan Kincaid won the only remaining round in his Ford.
This 2017 title earns C.J. a three-peat and gives him now five TORC championships in the last three years. He’s put away three consecutive PRO4 series titles to match back-to-back PRO2 (two-wheel-drive class) championships in 2015 and 2016.
C.J. also added a UTV-class title to his growing list of short-track off-road racing accomplishments. The UTV classes have burgeoned in recent years, meaning that C.J. fended off lots of tough competition from other young drivers for the title.
With piles of championships them in TORC, the Greaves sit atop the pile of short-track truck racing. That’s no small feat; these are immensely capable trucks and some drivers, like Keegan Kincaid, who have run in Stadium Super Trucks and the X Games.