VP FUELS DAD & SON TO VICTORY AT CRANDON
CRANDON, WI (June 22, 2010) The Greaves Motorsports Team headed back to Crandon, WI, locked and loaded for the 2010 Traxxas TORC Series season opener. Both Johnny Greaves, and his son CJ placed first in Saturday’s events, Johnny using VP Late Model Plus in his Pro 4x4 truck and CJ using VP C-12 to win his very first Super Buggy event at Crandon.
A great Father's Day weekend crowd showed up at the fabled track to see the best of the best take on the 1.5-mile track. Debuting in the Super Buggy class was 15-year-old CJ Greaves. Even though CJ has grown up going to Crandon, this was his first time to compete. And compete he did, sweeping the entire weekend and walking away with first place in overall standings and a 23 point lead over veteran Scott Schwalbe.
"Racing Crandon was very exciting-something I've dreamed about all my life," said the teen Greaves. "I was a little nervous about turn one but after getting the hole shot, I just tried to keep smooth lines and not make any mistakes."
Johnny carried the team to a Father/Son victory sweep by winning the Pro 4X4 class on Saturday. Greaves started on the pole with teammate Rick Huseman along side. He took the hole-shot and checked-out, leaving the rest of the field to battle for leftover podium spots. When the green flag flew following the competition caution, Johnny slammed the door on a hard charging Huseman. Both Greaves and Huseman pulled away from the rest of the field with Johnny holding off several attempts by Huseman to get around him. Greaves went on to take his first win of the season Saturday, but was shut down by a broken sway bar on Sunday.
For CJ, Sunday's race was much more difficult than the one on Saturday. The track was very wet at the start of the race. CJ patiently took the high and dry lines during the first half of the race. As the track dried out, he was able to get into a groove and pushed his way to the front completing the weekend’s Super Buggy sweep.
"It was a great win for the family, especially on Father's Day weekend," said Johnny as he watched his son take the checkered flag. "I was sitting on the line and was getting so nervous when he took off because he's never been through that first turn and I know what it's like. It was a fast car and when he got out in the lead and led the race and on the last lap came around and won, it brought a tear to my eye. That's not fair! How can I go to battle when he's got me all soft now! It was a great feeling."