NEWRY, Ma. (January 10, 2014) -- Everyone knows what Johnny Greaves' Monster Energy Pro-4 Toyota will do on dirt, but how would it fair in dirt of the frozen variety. Johnny and eight other drivers participated in the inaugural Red Bull Frozen Rush at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine this past weekend. The bracketed event was a head-to-head race between 2 trucks racing each other in a single elimination contest. More than 10,000 spectators were on hand to watch the unique off-road race on ski slopes. In the end, it came down to current TORC Series champion, Johnny Greaves and last year's champ, Ricky Johnson. Even though Johnny crossed the finish line a solid 2 seconds faster, the officials assessed a 5 second penalty for running over a gate that was previously knocked down by Johnson.
In the first round, Johnny faced-off with fellow TORC driver, Scott Douglas. Ricky Johnson eliminated LOORS Pro-4 driver Carl Renezeder. Johnny then took on TORC Series 2013 Pro-2 class runner up, Rob MacCachren in the semi-finals. Rob also races in LOORS. Johnny took the win to advance to the championship round with Ricky Johnson, who had barely won-out over teammate and Pro-2 champion, Bryce Menzies by a fraction of a second.
Johnny and RJ raced against the clock as they both made 4 laps around the figure 8 track, up and down the ski hill. Johnny finished first but had to settle for 2nd place when officials handed the penalty to Greaves and the win to Johnson.
"This was a lot of fun for our team," said Greaves. "We just came up a little short but it was a blast. It was a challenge but our Maxxis tires and the Toyota was up to the task and performed great in the cold."FULL STORY
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