Temecula, CA (February 9, 2011)-CJ Greaves continues to add to his list of accomplishments in his young racing career by receiving Dirt Sports Magazine’s 2010 Rookie of the Year Award. CJ was presented the award on February 5, 2011, in the Monster Energy pavilion at the Anaheim Supercross in front of a host of sponsors, dignitaries, and other invited guest for the event. CJ was selected from drivers in the entire off-road motorsports industry. Greaves received a specially engraved Oakley watch, a pair of custom designed Oakley/Dirt Sports sunglasses, an embroidered Oakley jacket, a glass plaque, and several other honorariums from Traxxas and other sponsors.
CJ Greaves made his debut as a professional racer in The Off Road Championship (TORC) Series in 2010. He proceeded to take the championship in the Super Buggy class at the age of 15, making him the youngest driver in history to win a short-course racing championship. He won 5 races and landed on the podium in 10 of the 12 rounds of racing. CJ also competed in the Super Lite class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) and ended the year third place, with 2 wins and 7 podiums.
“We are very proud of CJ,” said his mom,” Kathy Greaves. “CJ has grown up in this sport and we are excited about Dirt Sports giving him this great honor. This is a highly sought after award that will look great on his racing resume. Johnny and I really appreciate Dirt Sports for recognizing CJ and awarding him this great award.”
Dirt Sports Magazine is recognized as the leading publication servicing the off-road industry. It is a progressive, multi-media communications business providing full market coverage to more than 1.8 million off-road enthusiast per year. Currently the company includes the print magazine, DirtSportsNation.com (offering a digital version of the print magazine), Off-Road Industry print magazine, and OffRoadIndustry.com. This is the 7th year they have awarded off-road racing standouts from short-course racing, desert racing, rock crawling, ATV/UTV, and other off-road motorsports.
CJ is the son of off-road racing legend, Johnny Greaves. The younger Greaves plans to move up to the Pro Light Truck class in 2011 while at the same time, defending his championship in the Super Buggy class.
The official story about CJ’s award will be published in the February issue of Dirt Sports Magazine and on their website: www.DirtSportsNation.com. Follow Johnny Greaves, CJ Greaves and Marty Hart at www.JohnnyGreaves.com as the 2011 TORC Series season gets underway on April 30th at Cycle Ranch in San Antonio, Texas.