The Monster Energy-backed father-son duo of Johnny and CJ Greaves were the Pro 4 racers to beat in the weekend’s Championship Off-Road action from ERX Motor Park. The elder Greaves landed himself on top of the box in Friday’s action for his first win of the season, while the younger bounced back on Saturday with a win of his own, just moments after also scoring his first Pro Stock SXS win of the season.
Friday’s race saw CJ Greaves take an early lead after another competitor spun from the front, but an electrical issue would cut his time short up front. The other two Monster Energy-backed Pro 4s of Johnny Greaves and Kyle LeDuc would soon get past the new leader and engage in a battle of their own for the top spot, but it was Greaves who would add to his legend by hanging on for the win. CJ Greaves would recover for second place, while LeDuc would finish sixth after a late-race tire change.
After entering the weekend first and second, in points, both CJ Greaves and LeDuc would look to bounce back on Saturday. LeDuc would shadow the leader for the first handful of laps of the race before taking over the top spot, while Greaves would pick his way through the field to get into second and set up a brilliant battle up front. Unfortunately, mechanical issues for LeDuc would cut the battle short with two laps to go, but Johnny Greaves would ensure that two Monster-backed trucks would get onto the podium nonetheless with a third-place finish and double podium weekend.
At the halfway point of the season, the COR Pro 4 title chase is firmly in the hands of the Monster Energy trio. CJ Greaves’ lead is now 33 points, as he holds a 299-266 advantage over Johnny Greaves in second. LeDuc sits third with 257 points as he looks to close the gap and take a long-awaited first checkered flag of the 2022 campaign.
Alongside his Pro 4 commitments, CJ Greaves would continue his chase for three class titles in one year with dual commitments to Pro Stock and Pro Turbo SXS. In the former, Greaves would score a double podium, finishing second and first on the weekend and retaining second place in points; in his return to the latter, he’s now sixth.
The 2022 Championship Off-Road season continues on July 30-31 with a return to Dirt City Motorplex in Lena, Wisconsin. Both previous COR events at Dirt City have been swept by Monster-backed racers, with LeDuc taking a win in each doubleheader, CJ Greaves getting on top of the box in 2020, and Johnny Greaves scoring a win there last year. To buy tickets to watch the Monster Energy racers in action, click here!