Riverside, CA - After a very up and down start to the 2011 TORC season, RJ Anderson in his rookie year running the V8 Pro-Lite, was able to capture a 2nd place finish while competing for the season championship. Anderson and his Walker Evans Racing team battled through numerous challenges in dialing-in the brand new RAM V8 Pro-Lite this year. Despite a sharp learning curve, RJ and his team were able to compete for a championship in his rookie season, falling only 36 points short of the championship behind Andrew Caddell. The entire Walker Evans Racing team is thrilled to have come so close this fast.
Anderson edged out TORC Pro-Lite veteran Casey Currie by 13 points while compiling 3 wins, 5 Top 3 finishes, and winning 1 Oakley Bomb Award which goes to the person with the fastest lap of the round in his/her class. Pretty good statistics for a young man whose first race ever in a V8 truck was this year at the opening round of the TORC season. In the final rounds of the TORC season in Texas, RJ was able to capture a solid win while edging out competitors Casey Currie and CJ Greaves. There is no doubt that RJ will become a champion as an off-road racer in the very near future.
“I couldn’t be happier about our finish this year,” Anderson said. “Of course I wanted to win the championship, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bummed we fell short. But overall I am really pleased with how we finished and how the team performed. Everyone on the Walker Evans Racing team played a roll in getting our truck this far along this quickly. I really look forward to competing with Andrew (Caddell), Casey (Currie), and CJ (Greaves)next year, and I look forward to going for the championship.”
There is no time for rest. While Walker Evans Racing is exhibiting products at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV this week, down the street at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, RJ and the race team are setting up their pits for the weekends upcoming Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) rounds 13 & 14. The entire staff from both the product devision and race team are on call to make this week a successful one both in business and on the track. Walker Evans himself is on hand meeting with and talking to SEMA attendees while Randy Anderson, Brian MacLean, and others talk about the full line of Walker Evans Racing shocks & wheels.
RJ Anderson will be pulling triple duty at LOORRS this weekend competing in UTV, Super-Lite, and Pro-Lite. RJ is determined to add to his points lead in the UTV class where he is persistently preparing to capture his first ever UTV championship. After a solid performance at Round 11 in Suprise, AZ in the Walker Evans Racing Super-Lite, where RJ would win in convincing fashion. They would fall short of a weekend sweep after being taken out midway through the Round 12 final. RJ is determined to get back on top of the podium this weekend as he does all he can to get himself into a position to compete for the championship in the final rounds of the season. Since finishing up his 2nd place finish for the TORC season in Pro-Lite, all RJ can think about is getting some wins at LOORRS in his V8 Pro-Lite. This weekend RJ and team will take the track not only looking to compete but to WIN in the Pro-Lite class, showing the LOORRS faithful that he is a triple threat!
As always, RJ and the entire Walker Evans Racing team would like to give a special thank you to their loyal sponsors, fans, and crew members. Without them this would not be possible, and for that the team is very grateful to be surrounded by such great people and companies. RJ would like to also welcome everyone to stop by the pits, say hello, and meet the driver this weekend!