Rob MacCachren  torc ram.JPGWhile Dodge fans might be bumming about the questionable
    future of the NASCAR program, Mopar Performance has continued to dominate other
    forms of racing – with the most recent success coming at the Chicagoland Torc
    Off Road Series stop as the Ram team took a pair of wins along with two other
    podium spots.  Like other Torc Truck
    events, the stop at Chicagoland played host to two events (one on Thursday, one
    on Friday) with the same Ram winning both races.

    Taking the win in both of the Chicagoland Torc Truck Pro 2WD
    events was off road racing legend Rob MacCachren who drove his familiar silver
    and black #21 Mopar/Ram sponsored race truck. 
    In Thursday’s race, MacCachren was followed by Dodge RallyCross racer
    Travis Pastrana who claimed a second place finish in his first race with the
    Torc truck series.  Mike Jenkins finished
    5th in the Thursday race and Bruce Menzies finished 6th
    at the first race in Chicagoland. 
    Jenkins’ 5th place finish was his best of the 2012 season.

    The Friday race saw Rob MacCachren drive away to comfortably
    win his second race of the weekend and his third of the season – helping him to
    move into the top spot in the 2012 season championship points for Pro 2WD.  Bryce Menzies battled hard late to claim the
    3rd spot and Mike Jenkins ended up in the 7th spot –
    marking the 4th time this year Jenkins has settled for 7th
    but that’s better than last.  Coming in a
    disappointing 9th in the second race of the weekend was Travis
    Pastrana in his Red Bull Racing Ram race truck. 
    Pastrana surely had high hopes after finishing 2nd in his
    Torc debut on Thursday but when after rolling the truck with 6 laps left –
    Travis was forced to head into the pits, battling for a balmy 9th
    place finish.  You can view a short video
    of Pastrana’s slow rollover below.

    For the year, Rob MacCachren leads in the Torc Pro 2WD
    standings with 140 points (3 points ahead of second place Chad Hord) and Bryce
    Menzies currently sits in 3rd with 133 points with 6 of the 14
    events remaining on the season.