|TORC STC 2014: Super Stock Truck Championship will be decided at Big House|
Demeny Racing headed to Crandon International Off-Road Raceway for the Sportsman weekend of racing leading the 2014 "TORC Super Stock Truck Championship" chase, but headed home with a five point deficit after a tough time at the "Big House."
The weekend began with a minor issue and ended early due to an off track incident. Undaunted, Don Demeny and the #885 Dodge RAM will be ready at the World Championship weekend at Crandon to bring home the title.
The weekend of racing at Crandon was unlike any in recent history. The MORR Sportsman racers were part of the "Off-Road Super Challenge" weekend that also featured Rock Racing, Mud Bogs, and Dirt Drags. To say there was a lot going on at the "Big House," was an understatement. The short-course racing was held on the one-mile long short track, not only due to all the other events on the property, but to offer a new challenge for all the Sportsman racers.
Saturday afternoon eighteen Super Stock Trucks lined up for the two wide, nine rows deep rolling start. Class points leader, Don Demeny started twelfth based upon inverting the top twelve in the points standings. When the green flag was waved for the twelve lap race, Demeny realized his truck was down on power. The carburetor would stumble coming out of the corners throughout the entire race. This limited Demeny's ability to maneuver through traffic and resulted in a hard fought fourth place finish.
Overnight and the next morning the Demeny Racing crew headed by Gene Demeny and Randy Heimke replaced the carburetor and air filter assembly hoping to cure the engine problem.
Sunday's Round 8 race saw the #885 RAM compete with a sense of urgency. About four laps into the race Demeny went off course and caught a culvert pipe tearing off the left front suspension. This immediately ended the race for Don Demeny and was officially credited with a sixteenth place finish.
"Saturday the truck was flat coming out of the corners," noted Don Demeny. "Fortunately, Dorr was having issues as well, so we were still leading the points heading into Sunday. I think I was just too wound up on Sunday, over drove the truck, and it cost me a good finish. Hats off to Mitch he came back strong, and now we are five points behind him. We definitely are not out of it (the championship) by any means, so look out Crandon, we lost the battle on the short track, but we will win the war on the big track."
The final race of the season for Demeny Racing is the Off-Road World Championship on August 30-31 in Crandon, Wisconsin.
2014/08/14 | 15:30 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE