Casey Currie Claims 2010 TORC Pro Light Championship in Season Finale at the ‘Big House’ in Crandon!

Casey Currie went to the season finale race at the fabled "Big House" Crandon International Raceway in Crandon, WI, with one thing in mind: win the championship. And win he did, earning his first Pro Light class championship by sweeping the weekend for Monster Energy, BFGoodrich, Magnaflow and King Shocks. A huge crowd of more than 15,000 of some of the most dedicated off-road racing fans in the country enjoyed some of the most exciting and nail biting races of the entire year. Casey entered the weekend with a narrow five point margin over Andrew Caddell for the class championship. Casey and Andrew have had some very exciting dogfights this year but none like the one on Saturday. The Pro Lights started from the familiar "land rush" start that has all the drivers lined up side-by-side in a motocrossish sprint for the turn one holeshot. Crandon crowds have witnessed some incredible crashes in Potowatomi Turn One over the years. Casey's Ford with BFGoodrich tires won the holeshot cleanly and proceeded to lead every lap on the winding 1.5 mile track until the final lap. On the last lap, with the checkered flag and the finish line in sight, Caddell got his bumper into Casey's rear tire, and rolled him while making the pass. Miraculously, Casey was able to gather himself and cross the finish line ahead of the oncoming machine of Ross Hoek for an apparent second place finish. It appeared that Casey would have to settle for the runner-up spot, but USAC officials determined that Caddell had been overly aggressive in the contact and awarded the victory to Casey. "(Caddell and I) had some great side-by-side battles and in the last turn, I went to the inside because I thought he was going to try to bonsai me on the inside, I had been running on the outside of every turn," Currie said after the race. "He wants to win as bad as I do. It's all good between us, but you know, it's racing. We've got a championship we hopefully wrap up tomorrow and game on!" Casey would head into the Sunday showdown still clinging to a narrow points lead. The race turned anticlimactic as Caddell lifted early on the back straight and was taken out by a hard charging Marty Hart, effectively propelling Casey to the class title. Currie started the race clean by winning the "land rush" and never looked back. He pulled away to a comfortable margin. With no competition caution in play, he was able to maintain the lead and crossed the finish line with nearly a 3 second lead over the next competitor. He would also earn the Traxxas Maxx Cash Award for the fastest Pro Light lap. "It was great to come to Crandon to finish the year," he said, tears of joy in his eyes. "The crowd's incredible, everyone's incredible! We had a flawless weekend. We won the championship! My first ever! I would like to thank all of my great sponsors—especially Monster (Energy) for taking me on this year; these great BFGoodrich tires; King shocks; Magnaflow; Motive gear, Oakley; MasterCraft and all my other sponsors and of course my entire crew and family that have worked so hard to improve the truck every race." Casey plans to continue in the Pro Light class in the 2011 season. Be sure to watch the season on Discovery Channel's HD Theatre, every Thursday evening at 8pm. Also, follow Casey during the off season on his website: and Twitter.

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