Gets fitted for another World Championship Ring
DORR Wins on Saturday: Super Stock Truck Class Champion and World Champion
Mitch Dorr headed to Crandon for the final weekend of racing of the Sportsman Off-Road Series supported by MORR with two goals in mind. The first was to win the Super Stock Truck Championship and the other was to win another World Championship ring. The second-generation racer had some very tough competition, but was able to accomplish both goals halfway through the Labor Day Weekend event.
The weather for the Labor Day Weekend was unseasonably warm and the racing could be described in similar fashion. Twenty Super Stock Truck competitors were lined up door to door for one incredible land rush start. When the green flag was dropped the field made the 2000-foot charge into Potawatomi Turn One. Then as pack headed for the Barn Turn, Matt Siorek went into a violent barrel roll, somehow Siorek walked away from the incident, as the safety equipment did its job, but the race truck might seen its final time on the track.
The restart saw the field line up in row of two for a rolling start, this time the start went off with any issues. Quickly Mitch Dorr had the #897 Auto Trans Design Hi-Rev Graphics Super Stock Truck in the lead with Nick Byng attempting to keep pace with the white and black Ford F-150. Byng did his best to challenge Dorr for the top spot, but it just didn’t have what it would take to catch the leader. At the finish, Mitch Dorr would take the win and clinch the 2015 Super Stock Truck Championship for the second year in a row. The win would also give Dorr his third World Championship ring of his career.
Mitch and the team only celebrated slightly as the truck needed to be prepped for Sunday’s finale.
The final race of the season saw Dorr get the holeshot and lead the field through Turn One. Then on lap 2, while leading the race, a connecting rod punched a large hole in the engine block ending the day for the newly crowned Class and World Champion.
“Our goal this year was to back up our season long performance from a year ago,” commented Mitch Dorr. “I pretty sure we did that. The points difference between and second place looks like we had an easy time this year, but every race was a hard fought battle. We say it all the time, but it’s really true, more than half the class has a legitimate shot at the win every time out. You know I can’t thank my friends and family enough for all the support and all the late nights back at the shop and at the track. I have to thank Charlie and Mike at Auto Trans Design for building an incredible transmission and they have always been there to make sure our truck performs it best. Of course I can’t thank my mom and dad enough for the support, the hard work they have always put in, and always reminding me nothing comes easy and with effort comes rewards.”
Mitch would also like to thank his sponsors:
Automatic Transmission Design – K & N Filters – BFGoodrich Tires
High Rev Graphics – AMSOIL.
– Race Report: MTG (Mike Reusche)