Reno, Nev. — RJ Anderson’s stranglehold on first place in the SuperLite Championship Series will be tested over two demanding races June 25 and 26, as the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rolls into the Miller Motorsports Park outside of Salt Lake City, Utah to unleash its ferocious brand of high-flying truck racing into a stadium of adrenaline-thirsty motorsports fanatics.
Torchmate/Speed Technologies’ Dawson Kirchner arrives at rounds seven and eight on a hot streak, boasting some blistering qualifying times and a first place finish from his round five and six performance at Glen Helen Raceway. But Kirchner will have his hands full, battling Walker Evans Racing/SoCal SuperTruck’s RJ Anderson, who locked down the points lead after his round one win and has never let loose. Running at the front of the pack, he starts the weekend with a towering 24-points over second place Pat Clark in the 16-race circuit.
But the SuperLite season has proven full of surprises, and this weekend at the Tooele race track will be no exception. Any one of over a dozen racers could trounce upon the podium in the ultra-competitive SuperLite division, where one wrong move into a tight turn or massive jump can crumple a racer’s chances of checkered flag glory.
Round 6 Recap
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Kawasaki/Funco Motorsports’ Chad George, battling Anderson for the overall points lead, ran into mechanical woes during rounds five and six action, but jostle for lead position in Utah, pushing hard for a win that will put him back into contention for the championship.
Rookie SuperLite racer Jessie Johnson, brother of five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, landed upon the podium for the first time during his Southern California effort, taking the A.M. Ortega General Engineering Contractor Inc./ Lowes Home Improvement truck to the box twice, snatching a third and second at Glen Helen Raceway.
Pat Clark’s consistency has him nipping at the heels of Anderson for the points lead, and a big performance this weekend could put him in prime position for a championship run during the back stretch of the series.
Piloting the Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center-backed truck, Jacob Person seeks to regain the glory that led him to sweep the first-place slot upon the podium over the round three and four showdown at Surprise.
Amid the host of adrenaline-fueled athletes to take the coveted SuperLite Championship Arrive & Drive wheel this weekend will be Wyatt Kirchner in the Bull Outdoor Products truck, famed SiriusXM action sports talk radio show host, Jason Ellis, will pilot the Dethrone Royalty truck, Brent Fouch will race the Forgiven Energy truck, Ryan Hagy will race the No. 0x Metal Mulisha-backed General Tire truck in memory of action sports phenom Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who passed away while on the Rip To The Tip adventure motorcycle ride in Baja earlier in the season. The freestyle motocross star raced the General Tire truck to a round two victory at Firebird Raceway, while pulling double duty on the weekend for the Nuclear Cowboyz action sports super show.
The blow-by-bow action and will be available throughout the weekend via live internet webcast on LiveOnDIRT (www.LiveOnDIRT.com). The interactive motorsports show will feature special partner promotions and opportunities to land race fans behind the wheel of a SuperLite Arrive & Drive truck.
For more information on the SuperLite Championship Series, visit: www.superlitechampionship.com.