Elk River, Minnesota (August 20, 2015) – It was only fitting the very track to introduce the Carlson family to short-course off-road truck racing is also where Andrew Carlson would notch his first podium finish this past weekend. Faced with a steep learning curve at the start of the season, The Off-Road Championship (TORC) Pro-Light rookie driver showed unrelenting determination to learn the nuances of TORC racing – gaining insight, speed and confidence with every race. It all came together in Bark River, Michigan where Carlson qualified fast, raced even faster and finished third at the line.
Elk River, Minnesota (August 12, 2015) – The hills of Sturgis, South Dakota rumbled during the 75th Anniversary of the legendary biker rally. Yet none of the chrome laden V-Twin bikes were as loud, as raucous, or more exciting than the trucks competing at the Battle at the Chip during The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short track truck racing series. Providing plenty of the thunder was TORC rookie Andrew Carlson, who continued to rapidly progress in the series, narrowly missing the podium by just a fraction of a second.
Elk River, Minnesota (July 28, 2015) – With barely half of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) 2016 season in the books, Pro-Light rookie Andrew Carlson of Carlson Motorsports has quickly established himself as a rising force, rumbling off a string of top-five finishes and adapting to a multitude of tracks and conditions. The quick study and ability of Andrew along with the professionalism of the Carlson Motorsports team has already prompted first year sponsor Atturo Tire to extend and expand their relationship with the team through the 2016 season.
Elk River, Minnesota (July 15, 2015) – The challenge of running with the best racers in professional short track off-road racing reared its ugly head this past weekend as The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series visited Charlotte, North Carolina. Pro-Light rookie Andrew Carlson looked to continue his momentum and rapid learning curve that had already netted him several top-five finishes. Instead a wall of heat, ever-changing track conditions, and hard luck in both finals met him head on.
Elk River, Minnesota (July 2, 2015) – With momentum on his side, Andrew Carlson looked to continue his climb to the front of the Pro-Light pack after an impressive fourth place finish a week prior in Chicago in The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series. Facing the oversized and high-speed Crandon Off-Road International Raceway, Carlson would overcome day-one adversity and notch another fourth place finish on Sunday, displaying the speed and skill required to run with the fastest drivers in the class.
Elk River, MN (May 20th, 2015) – Andrew Carlson took another major step forward in his progression in The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short course racing series this past weekend at the Route 66 Raceway in Joliet Illinois. Carlson battled from a deep starting position to eventually tangle with current points leader Kyle Hart for a podium position in Friday’s final, finishing fourth and just one-half-second behind.
Elk River, MN (May 20th, 2015) – With confidence growing and his speed increasing with every lap, Andrew Carlson made a successful 2015 debut in The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short course racing series in St. Louis, MO. Despite a weekend that started out with persistent rain, a challenging muddy track for Sunday’s double header of racing, and limited practice, Carlson proved to himself and the rest of the Pro-Light field he is a bona fide competitor in the series.
Elk River, MN (May 14th, 2015) – The dream is about to become reality this weekend as rising professional snocross racing star Andrew Carlson of Carlson Motorsports will get behind the wheel and hit the dirt for the Rumble on the River in St. Louis, MO, (May 16/17). Racing in the two-wheel drive Pro-Light division, it will be Andrew’s first race of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) 2015 series as he looks to break into the world of short track off-road truck racing.