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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 28, 2016) - TORC: The Off-Road Championship brings the hard-hitting action of short-course truck racing to Dallas/Fort Worth for two rounds of exciting championship action at Texas Motor Speedway May 27-28. 

The series is set to open its 2016 season on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with a doubleheader race weekend. The best drivers on dirt will battle under the lights, powering their 900 horsepower trucks through high-flying jumps and searing sweepers.  

"We're excited to return to Texas to kick off our eighth season of championship short course off-road truck racing," said Ben Nelson, series director. "The Texas track is a driver favorite and fans can expect intense action as everybody fights for the advantage of that first win of the year." 

The Texas opener will feature thrilling racing in three classes: the powerful, four-wheel drive PRO 4WD trucks, the 900 horsepower rear-wheel drive PRO 2WD machines, and the fiercely competitive Atturo Tires PRO Lights. All three classes will compete for points both Friday and Saturday, making for two action packed evenings. 

Plus, the pits are open to all ages, giving race fans the opportunity to get up close to the PRO 4WD, PRO 2WD and Atturo Tires PRO Light machines and meet the drivers. A post-race track walk invites fans onto the dirt. Gates open both nights at 5 p.m. 

Tickets for the Roundup in Texas at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track start at just $17 for adults and $5 for kids. Entry to each race is offered at $10 for active and retired military personnel who present a valid military ID at the ticket window. Tickets are on sale now at www.torcseries.com/tickets. 


TORC: The Off-Road Championship is the nation's premier short-course, off-road truck racing series. A collision between action sport and motorsport, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-plus horsepower race trucks competing to win the TORC National Championship. Action-adventure sports events company Mountain Sports International acquired ownership of TORC at the end of 2015 and brings its core strengths in HD digital broadcast production and event management to the growing series. Fans from all over the world enjoy TORC through high-energy events as well as web and TV broadcasts. More at www.torcseries.com.

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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