DANA POINT, Calif. -- The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has added a brand new event to its calendar starting in 2014, as TORC: The Off-Road Championship and the Chip have entered a multi-year agreement to bring TORC Racing to Sturgis, the racing organization reported. To prepare for this, a new race track for the Series will be built within The Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex east of Sturgis, S.D.
“Thanks to Rod, Daymon and the team at The Chip, this announcement elevates the TORC Series to an entirely new level and is a game changer for our sport, sponsors, teams and drivers,“ said B.J. Birtwell, president of the TORC Series. “Considering the hundreds of thousands of Sturgis attendees who love the open road and horsepower, adding The Chip to our schedule exponentially increases TORC’s attendance footprint providing a much broader reach for our Series and a greater return on investment for all those involved in TORC.”
“TORC’s vision and approach to the sport of off road racing is of the highest caliber,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “For over 30 years, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been committed to providing our fans with the best entertainment, and we are thrilled to add TORC Racing into our schedule of events.”
The Powersports Complex sits on a hillside that provides spectator viewing as well as elevation changes, which will be taken into account for the track design.
Official 2014 Race dates at The Chip will be announced shortly, the organizers stated.
From a press release. Posted by Vince Guerrieri. Press image courtesy of TORC.