Friday, November 6, 2015

New Off-Road Track Under Construction at Minnesota's ERX Motorpark

Elk River, Minn. November 6, 2015 –  TORC: The Off-Road Racing Championships and ERX Motorpark in Elk River, MN, are excited to announce a new off-road racing track is currently being built to host the fifth stop of the 2016 TORC series July 16-17.The track is located only 40 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area providing convenient access for fans and major media outlets.

"We are thrilled to be hosting a TORC Event at ERX in 2016,” said Chris Carlson, co-owner of ERX.  "This event aligns perfectly with our vision for ERX, and we're committed to creating a world-class experience for the drivers and the fans. TORC is recognized as a premier short course off-road truck racing organization and we're honored to be partnering with them for a national event next year.”

The track at ERX is currently under construction and is sure to be one of the most challenging tracks on the TORC Series with extensive elevation changes, high-banked corners offering multiple race lines and well drained soils for a fast consistent race surface.  ERX is committed to providing a unique race track, which will be quickly recognized by racers and fans as a favorite on the TORC Series.  Thousands of fans will also enjoy fantastic visibility of the entire track as it will be located in a natural amphitheater.

ERX is one of seven stops on the 2016 TORC season schedule and will include PRO 4WD, PRO 2WD, PRO Light and Sportsman classes.


TORC 2016 Season Schedule
April - TBA: Charlotte, NC/PRO classes only
May - TBA: Forth Worth, TX/PRO classes only
June - TBA: Chicago, IL
June 25-26: Crandon, WI (Crandon International Off-Road Raceway)
July 16-17: Elk River, MN (ERX Motorpark)
August 13-14: Bark River, MI (Bark River International Raceway)
September 2-4: Crandon, WI (Crandon International Off-Road Raceway)

For more information on TORC: The Off-Road Championship, visit www.torcseries.com or find TORC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/torc and Instagram/Twitter @TorcOffRoad.

Photos of ERX Motorpark for editorial use are available here: ERX PHOTOS

Media inquiries should contact MSI Marketing and Communications Director Jessica Kunzer at jkunzer@mtsports.com or 801.349.4612.

Media interested in more information on the ERX motorpark should contact Taylor Carlson at tcarlson@sportechinc.com or 612.670.4554.

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ERX Motorpark
ERX Motorpark is the fastest growing all-season motorsports facility and grassroots-focused motorsports park in the Midwest. ERX has become the premier Snocross racing facility in North America with high-profile Snocross events and Learn to Ride clinics; including practice on a professionally maintained track. In the summer months, the track transforms into a Beater-X® course for a Baja Style Car Racing Series. ERX is community minded with an emphasis on family fun. For more information, please visitERXMotorpark.com

TORC
TORC: The Off-Road Championship is the nation's premier short-course, off-road truck racing series. Known as a collision between action sports and motorsports, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900+ horsepower race trucks competing to win the prestigious TORC National Championship. Fans from all over the world enjoy TORC through high-energy events as well as the web and TV broadcasts. For series partnership information or racer inquiries, visit www.torcseries.com.

Mountain Sports International            
Mountain Sports International (MSI) is a private company, founded in 1997, to develop and produce action/adventure sports events and programming in North America. MSI has managed events including Red Bull Frozen Rush, Ultimate Fighting Championships Octagon Nation Tour, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series and the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria in addition to several other properties and concepts. MSI launched MSI Live in 2009, to provide live HD webcast production, content management, encoding, and satellite uplink & delivery. MSI provides event management services, marketing, infrastructure and expertise for high-end brands, including Red Bull, Lexus, Burton, Mini, Toyota, The North Face, Clif Bar and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. MSI matches brand and culture, company and credibility, to create sought-after events that help to define the action sports culture.  For more information, visit mtsports.com.

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