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Off-road championship speeds into Sturgis

For years, Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been the site of some of the world's most impressive motorcycle rallies and music festivals. Although the bulk of the action throughout the past 30 years has centered on two-wheeled machines, the 2014 edition of the event will feature some four-wheeled action that is sure to get fans of off-road driving interested. 

Sturgis Buffalo Chip recently announced that its next running will feature The Off-Road Championship Racing (TORC). The multiyear agreement will make off-roading one of the staples of the event. Sturgis is even building a new race track as part of The Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex.

This course will provide all of the space needed for trucks with as much as 900 horsepower to show off their capabilities and truck mods. Although few details about the course has been released, the track will likely be a large one - the trucks involved with TORC frequently reach speeds of more than 100 mph and can jump as far as 200 feet in the midst of a race. Natural elevation changes and rugged elements in the land should make for an exciting environment as well. 

"TORC's vision and approach to the sport of off-road racing is of the highest caliber," said Rod Woodruff, president of Sturgis Buffalo Chip. "For over 30 years, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been committed to providing our fans with the best entertainment, and we are thrilled to add TORC Racing into our schedule of events." 

Commonly referred to as "The Chip," the annual Sturgis Rally brings more than 500,000 people to the small South Dakota town for 10 days of rides, concerts, contests, showcases and more.