LAKE FOREST, CA (May 12, 2011) – Carving out a spot at or near the top of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing championship points standings is a tough enough task in one professional division, but Carl Renezeder – never one to shy away from a challenge – once again finds himself leading the Pro-2 points and second in the Pro-4 standings after round four of the sixteen-race season. The 2009 champion of both divisions, and one of the most prolific drivers in short-course history, is focused on backing up that tremendous feat.
“You’d think that after 12 years of competing in this sport that it would get easier, at least some aspects of it,” explained Renezeder, who has 92 short-course wins and seven national championships in his record book, “but it continues to bring new challenges every race, every season.”
The teams face the technical track at Glen Helen Raceway Park next weekend, May 20-22, for rounds five and six, which will be the first of two visits this season. The tight turns, heavy surface and rhythm sections that make up the .8-mile course will no doubt host some of the best battles of the season among the best short-course drivers in the country. The facility is tucked into the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and is just a short drive from almost anywhere in Southern California, home to thousands of off-road enthusiasts and several of the race teams.
“This is our home track, so of course we want to do well in front of all our family and friends,” commented Renezeder, “but that doesn’t change our game plan. We’re always focused on winning races and performing at our peak.”
The team will load into the facility on Wednesday afternoon, go through tech inspection on Thursday then set up camp, and the trucks will finally hit the track for the first practice session at 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Qualifying will take place Friday afternoon, and racing will follow Saturday’s and Sunday’s 2:00 p.m. opening ceremonies.