LAKE FOREST, CA – Carl Renezeder will close out the first half of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season this weekend when he competes in rounds seven and eight at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. The world-class facility has added a permanent short-course track this year, giving the drivers another new track to enjoy.
“The fans were amazing in Utah last year,” commented Renezeder, driver of the Lucas Oil/General Tire #17 Pro-4 and Pro-2. “It was the first time we’d been to that part of the country; they were so excited to have us there. Now that we have a dedicated track, the fans will be able to watch from a much closer proximity and get an even better perspective of what we do.”
Even after one of the most successful weekends of racing in his career at Glen Helen a few weeks ago, Renezeder simply gathered up his trophies and immediately focused on what it would take to get better. The new track in Utah and the continuing progress of his competition didn’t leave much room for celebrations or relaxation – it was right back to work for the crew that’s chasing two more championships this season.
“The three wins and a close second in Glen Helen were amazing,” explained Renezeder, “but we need to stay focused on constantly getting better. Our goal is to have weekends like that every time we head to the track. We can’t do that if we’re still congratulating ourselves the week after the race. We’re proud of the accomplishments, but the big celebrations can wait until the end of the year.”
That kind of uncompromising dedication is what’s earned 95 career wins and seven championships for the 47-year-old Montebello, California native. It’s also what’s built the team around him, comprised of the best crew in the business and the top sponsors in the world of motorsports. The phrase “it takes a village” applies to the world of racing, too, and Renezeder has surrounded himself with an amazing group that’s just as committed as he is to winning, which has proven to be successful throughout his 13-year short-course career.
The team will chase four more trophies this weekend in Utah, starting on Thursday with practice, followed by qualifying on Friday and racing on both Saturday and Sunday. See the attached schedule for details.