|TORC 2014: Demeny wins RD1 and leads Super Stock Trucks after Bark River|
Demeny Racing started the 2014 "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" season the best way possible, with a dominating victory at Bark River. The veteran racer knows a great start will set the tone for the rest of the season. With that said, Don Demeny heads to the next race in Crandon leading the Super Stock Truck Championship.
In the off-season there probably isn't a Sportsman team that works any harder than Demeny Racing. The preparations for the 2014 season began almost immediately after the 2013 season finale back in September. The team like most Sportsman racers consists of hard working family members and friends. Don Demeny's hometown of Abrams, Wisconsin has of long history of successful off-road racers and that experience show up every time Demeny and the #885 Dodge RAM takes the green flag.
Demeny started in the third row for the season first race of the year. With eighteen trucks on the starting grid and more than half of the racers have a shot at taking the win, the start is very important.
When the green flag was waved Demeny quickly went to work on the traffic in front of the yellow RAM racer. The race seemed to go as planned, as the Cooper Tire equipped truck moved into the lead just before the mandatory halfway caution lap. On the restart another Abrams, Wisconsin resident, Nick Byng applied the pressure, but Demeny held off all challenges to take the win.
The next morning Don's crew chief Randy Heimke along with Gene Demeny (Don's dad) quickly made a few suspension changes as they prepped for Saturday's race.
The starting grid has the top six finishers from Friday in reverse order. This put the Nsight RAM in the third row for the start. When racing began you could tell everyone had stepped up their game. Somewhere during the first half of the race, the steering on the Demeny's racer went out of alignment. This really made the truck a handful coming out of the high speed corners. Demeny pressed to a fifth place finish.
After two rounds of racing, Don Demeny leads the Super Stock Truck Points Championship.
"Friday's race was flawless," commented Don Demeny. "The truck was nearly perfect, I was very focused, at times the race seemed to slow down around me, and when that happens I know I'm having a great run. Saturday's race started out great, but as usual there's a little more bumping and banging during the second race. The contact messed up my steering, but we still had a great time on the track. I can't thank everyone that lends a hand on the truck enough, and our Cooper tires are just awesome. We didn't even groove them. Just mounted them on the Method Wheels and went racing. Thanks Doug."
The next stop on the TORC Sportsman Tour is June 28-29 in Crandon, Wisconsin. If you can't make it to the track to watch Demeny Racing in person, the entire weekend of racing will be streamed live at [ YOUTUBE.COM/TORC ].
2014/06/23 | 20:31 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE