Riding Rough Around The Edges
Tossing Dirt: The TORC Off-Road Championship
About two hours north of Green Bay, Wisconsin, past idyllic countrysides, dairy farms and wide-open roads sits the small town of Crandon, where the peaceful silence of nature is replaced by the roar of 900 horsepower engines competing in the Off-Road Racing Championship (TORC), battling for victory as they jump, drift and wreck at the world-famous Big House.
One of the most exciting pairs in the league is the Husqvarna team, made up of brothers Jarit and Jessie Johnson. Their extensive motor sports experience and familial DNA (their other brother is Jimmie Johnson) helped them to win Rookie of the Year last year and makes them a major contenders for 2014. From pits to paddock we were granted an all-access pass to watch team Husqvarna do what they do best: race. We left with a little more respect for the sport and a lot more respect for drivers who risk their lives for what they love.