Fort Mill, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2011) – Carl Renezeder hit an incredible 97 wins Sunday at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Round 14 in Pro 4, securing his spot as number one, leading points for Pro 4.
While the mood was somber at LOORRS Rounds 13 and 14 following the tragic death of competitor Rick Huseman, teams took time to remember the world-class racer and gave the fans all they could in remembrance of him. Team GT’s Robby Woods honored Huseman by painting his once blue truck green and adorning it with dozens of memorial stickers. Josh Merrell, also of Team GT, donated 2,000 commemorative shirts with proceeds going entirely to the Huseman family.
During Saturday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder took the lead early on. Fighting hard to lead the pack, Renezeder was forced into second after bumping into another driver. Renezeder battled back, but was unable to regain his ground, finishing in second followed by Merrell in third. Josh Merrell took his first podium finish in the LOORRS series and his new truck and determination paid off this weekend.
In Sunday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder hit the track again, determined to maintain his lead in points. A full-course caution was thrown when Merrell’s truck rolled on the opening lap in the turn seven chicane. On the restart, Renezeder went inside to take the lead, but was pushed back to second when he took turn five too aggressively and ended up on two wheels. The battle continued and he was neck-in-neck for the lead. Renezeder closed the gap on the final turn, taking the lead and the 97th win of his career, with only three more wins till he reaches a monumental 100.
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