|TORC 2014: Stingle wins Bark River opening round and leads light Buggies CC|
After just coming up short for the 2013 Light Buggy Championship, Greg Stingle started the Sportsman opening weekend of the "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" with a near perfect performance. After two rounds of racing the #172 Buggy is the early leader in the TORC Light Buggy Championship.
The 1.4 mile long Bark River International Off-Road Raceway is unlike any other track on the TORC Series Tour. The track is very fast and the key to running up front in Light Buggy is maintaining your straight line speed as much as possible through the wide flowing corners.
Friday afternoon would see the beginning of a new season as twenty three 1600 Light Buggy racers lined up for the rolling start. Stingle in his familiar orange #172 Light Buggy started in the eigth row. When green flag racing began Stingle worked his magic and worked his way to the front. On the sixth lap he made the pass for the lead and continued on the final lap and a half to take the win.
Greg and his son and crew chief Ryan Stingle, along with Ryan Kramer performed a quick prep as the Light Buggy class was scheduled for late Saturday morning.
Saturday's race saw the #172 Light buggy starting in the sixth row, but this time around, the race traffic was much more intense. There was more pushing and blocking among the competitors. Stingle landed on the podium once again, this time in third place when the checkered flag was waved.
"We definitely had a better start to the season than last year," noted Greg Stingle. "Friday's race was near perfect. Saturday everyone seemed to step up their game. Congrats to Beau (Ambos) he took advantage of the front row and ran a really fast race. I have to thank all my sponsors and family that help make this happen and now I'm fired up to get to Crandon."
2014/06/24 | 13:39 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE