August 12th, 2010
CRANDON, Wis. — Kyle Busch will try out a new racing discipline when he makes his off-road racing debut in the Pro 2WD class during the Traxxas TORC Series event at Chiacgoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Aug. 24-25.
“I’ve always wanted to try out one of the Traxxas TORC Series trucks, so being able to race one at Chicago is going to be a lot of fun,” Busch said. “Racing an off-road truck has been on my list of vehicles I wanted to try out before my racing career was over, so I have to thank Traxxas for giving me a chance to come out and race one of these short course trucks for the first time.”
The event will be held the same week as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IZOD IndyCar Series events at the speedway.
It won’t be the first time Busch has raced on dirt. He has prior experience racing a late-model during the Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Most recently he climbed into a late-model at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for a charity event hosted by Kasey Kahne
“The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is the premier short course off-road series offering incredibly exciting racing at iconic venues, but it’s the class of drivers that make our series so special,” said Kevin Miller, president of the series’ sanctioning body, USAC. “When you add someone like Kyle Busch into the field, not only does it draw new fans to our sport, but it raises the game of every driver in the field. No one wants the new guy to come in and win and I think anyone who knows Kyle knows he’s not coming in to Chicago with the intent of just racing. He’s there to take home a victory and leave with the trophy.”