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TORC 2014: Danny Beauchamp wins Super Stock Truck round 2 in Bark River



Last weekend the hardest working Sportsman race team in the Upper Peninsula was Danny Beauchamp Racing. The reigning two-time Super Stock Truck Champion hoped racing right down the road in Bark River would be a stress free weekend of racing and hanging out with family, friends, and fans, but racing in the toughest division in the TORC Sportsman Series has a way of changing one's plans.

The weekend was almost over before it almost started. The Friday schedule had the Super Stock Trucks getting a few practice laps on the 1.4 mile long track around three o'clock in the afternoon, as the first race of the season would begin around seven-thirty in the evening.

Danny Beauchamp buckled up and took the #826 Ford F-150 out for a few warm-up lap, but the truck lost power on the opening lap. Quickly the UP Stump Jumpers brought the black and orange Ford back the team's compound.

After a quick check the crew knew the engine was done, and with only a few hours before the first race of the season, an engine swap would almost be impossible. Well "almost impossible" isn't in the Danny Beauchamp Racing team vocabulary.

The decision was made to take the truck back to the shop, about twenty minutes away, where it would easier to make the engine change. Somehow just as the Super Stock Trucks were pulling onto the track, Danny Beauchamp with a new engine, joined the field at the tail end of the eighteen starting lineup.

Now without anytime on the new powerplant, let alone on the truck, the #826 Ford F-150 headed out for the eight lap opening race of the season. Early on Beauchamp made some progress up the running order, but later in the race a couple mistakes and a few extra bumps between competitors slowed the pace of the reigning champion. The run was still strong enough to finish in twelfth place.

Now the DBR crew had a chance to breathe and regroup for Saturday afternoon's Round 2. Now Danny and the crew had some time to dial-in the engine for Saturday's race.

Saturday afternoon saw Beauchamp start from the front row thanks to the twelfth place finish on Friday. When the green flag was waved, Escanaba, Michigan resident pulled away from the rest of the field. Even after the field regrouped at the mandatory caution, Danny Beauchamp continue to hold the lead all the way to the finish.

"What a wild weekend," commented Danny Beauchamp. "I can't thank my family and friends enough that for all the help this weekend. It was a miracle we even make it back to the track in time for Friday's race, but to bring home a win on Saturday is just amazing. Their support made this weekend a success."

"I know last year we had a tough start to the season and we battled back to win the championship, so I guess starting the season with some issues is just a regular thing with our team. Now we only have a few days before Crandon, and with a couple of solid finishes we should be right in the mix for the championship."

The next race on the TORC Sportsman Series schedule is the "Big House Brawl" on June 28-29 in Crandon, Wisconsin.

2014/06/23 | 20:39 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE











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Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard with X-Rally Ford Ranger Baumgart / Cincea | 27.08.2014 16:35 |




Rally dos Sertões: Stagewin for Toyota´s Varela in S3 but Spinelli still leader. | 27.08.2014 16:19 |




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Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014 17:21 |




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Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 |




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Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014 03:09 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 02:30 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 |




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