“Plano, TX (May 2, 2009)- Traxxas, title sponsor of THE Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series (TORC), has announced that Traxxas will be providing radio controlled (R/C) racing events at each venue on the TORC circuit. Traxxas is the official radio controlled car of TORC and Radio Control racers of all skill levels will be able to experience the energy and excitement of fender-to-fender short-course racing as they compete with Traxxas Slash and Slayer models. The Traxxas TORC series is America’s premier short-course off-road racing series and pits purpose-built, 900+ horsepower racing trucks against each other on a closed course, giving spectators an unparalleled motorsports experience that bridges the gap between extreme sports and heads-up, fender-to-fender racing. Traxxas is providing the ultimate race weekend to fans where they not only get to watch the pros in action, they can put there in own skills to the test on the Traxxas TORC Radio Control Championship course.
Each race on the TORC Series circuit will feature a professionally constructed R/C race course complete with drivers’ stand and electronic lap counting system. Race classes will include Spec Slash, Modified Slash, and Nitro Slayer with trophies and prizes for the podium finishers. The electric Slash and nitro-powered Slayer models replicate the appearance and attitude of the 900+ horsepower full-size TORC racing machines, and have become one of the top forms of off-road R/C racing. The popular Spec Slash class uses virtually box-stock radio controlled Slash models for exciting short course competition that keeps the trucks equal and truly pits driver against driver. Racers register for the events at Traxxas.com and receive discounted admission tickets, or in person on the day of the race. In addition to their position on the R/C starting grid, Traxxas TORC R/C racers will enjoy full access to the full-size racing event including pit access. The Traxxas Mobile Support Center will be on hand to help everyone have a fun experience.
RC Pro, one of radio-control racing’s most respected sanctioning bodies, will be the official sanctioning organization for Traxxas radio-control racing at TORC Series events nationwide. For more information about radio-control racing at TORC series events, including registration information and competition rules, visit Traxxas.com/torcrc. Traxxas, The Fastest Name In Radio Control, is the leading manufacturer of hobby-class radio controlled cars, trucks, and boats.” [Source – Traxxas.com/torcrc]