Ricky Johnson Wins TORC Championship with Roush Yates Engine

Mooresville, NC (September 9, 2010) The 2010 Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL season ended last weekend with Ricky Johnson being crowned as the PRO 2WD Champion. Both Johnson and teammate Steve Barlow had very successful seasons driving their Roush Yates powered Fords for Barlow Motorsports this year.
Johnson arrived at Crandon International raceway on Sunday with a 3 point advantage over second place driver Rob MacCachren. Unfortunately for MacCachren, his hopes of winning came to an end fast during the first lap when a pileup formed in the final corner. Johnson went on to run a strong race and finish second, clinching the 2010 Championship title.
“We worked our butt off,” said Johnson. “We lost the championship by a few points last year, but we got it this year! I want to thank my mom and dad for putting me on motorcycles when I was younger, my team, Roush Yates for the incredible engine package, and my family.”
Ricky Johnson has had a Roush Yates engine under the hood all year after putting aside his promoter hat and pursuing racing full-time in the beginning of 2010. He contributes his 6 wins this season to having just the right mix of power, suspension setup, and tire traction.
“Ricky Johnson and the entire Barlow Motorsports team have been a great partner for Roush Yates,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I am excited to be a part of their championship win and wish them continued success in the future.”
To learn more about Roush Yates’ Off-Road Truck engine program or any other engines built at Roush Yates, please call Jeff Clark at (704) 658-1540 or visit us at www.roushyatesparts.com.
About Roush Yates Engines
Roush Yates Engines designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow. In 2009 Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.
As CEO, Doug Yates leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation design, precision engineering, and skillful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.