LAKE FOREST, CA – Carl Renezeder begins the fourteenth year of his short-course off-road career with a contest for his fans to win a ride-along with the legend himself. With 97 wins in his record book, the countdown to Renezeder’s hundredth career win is well underway on his social networking sites (links are below), and fans are jumping at the chance to fly through the air and throw some dirt with The Man.
“Not only has Nissan come back to our program, but they’ve launched the partnership in a huge way,” explained Renezeder, who will run Nissan Titan trucks in both the Pro-2 and Pro-4 classes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. “They’re giving fans a chance to climb in our two-seater truck with me – I can’t wait to give someone the ride of their life!”
Renezeder’s team has spent the short off-season making sure the hundredth win happens sooner rather than later. Crew chief Bill Smith has been fine-tuning and refining the trucks front to back, from suspension to drivetrain, giving Renezeder trucks that will be powerful, nimble, predictable and flat out fast.
“We continually worked on these trucks throughout last season, and with the progress we’ve also made this off-season, we feel more confident in our program than ever,” commented Renezeder.
Sponsors are confident in the program as well. In addition to the return of Nissan Motorsports, Optima Batteries and Eibach Springs are new to Team Renezeder for 2012. In its fourteenth year, Lucas Oil returns as a steadfast and loyal partner, as do General Tire, Team Associated, KMC Wheels and E3 Spark Plugs.
K&N Filters is back with the team, and Arizona Driveshaft, Embee Performance, Fortin Transmissions, HJC Helmets, King Shocks, Magnaflow, MSD, RaceProven, Schroth, PUMA, Cobra Seats, Tubeworks, VP Racing Fuels and XRP will all be onboard for the hundredth win and beyond.
“I can’t wait to climb into my racetrucks next week,” continued Renezeder. “We put in countless hours and effort, and we get eight weekends this year to prove that it’s all worthwhile. Bring it.”
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About Carl and his career:
Birth date: April 16, 1964
Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
Home Town: Montebello, CA
Family: Wife: Kelley; 4 Children
Education: UCLA graduate, All-American Water Polo player
Hobbies: XTERRA triathlon, swimming, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, surfing
97 Career Short Course Wins (21 in Lucas Oil Off Road Series; 65 in CORR, 10 in WSORR; 1 in RJORGP) (Pro-2 = 45 wins; Pro-4 = 52 wins)
8-Time National Champion (LOORRS Pro-4 – 2011; LOORRS U4 – 2009; LOORRS U2 – 2009; CORR Pro-4 – 2003, 2007, 2008; CORR Pro-2 – 2005 & 2006)
2011: LOORRS Pro-4 Champion with 3 Wins; 2 LOORRS Pro-2 Wins
2010: 2nd in LOORRS Pro-2 Unlimited points with 3 wins; 3rd in LOORRS Pro-4 Unlimited points with 2 wins
2009: LOORRS Unlimited 4 Champion; LOORRS Unlimited 2 Champion; 8 Unlimited-4 wins including the inaugural Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup; 3 Unlimited-2 wins
2008: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins ; 2 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-4×4 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-2WD wins; 1 RJORGP GP4 win; Won Day 2 of SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
2007: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR Pro-4 wins including the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points; 7 CORR Pro-2 wins; 3 WSORR Pro4x4 wins including the FCP Chairman’s Cup; 3 WSORR Pro2WD wins; Won 40th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 with Riviera Racing
2006: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 6 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins; Won SCORE Laughlin Leap (159’), Won Day 1, 2nd overall at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge; 3rd in SCORE Las Vegas PRIMM 300
2005: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 9 CORR wins – 4 in Pro-2 and 5 in Pro-4, including the Nissan Nationals; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points
2004: 8 CORR wins – 3 in Pro-2 and 5 in Pro-4, including the Governor’s Cup Championship; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points
2003: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR wins – 3 in Pro-2 and 5 in Pro-4, including the Borg Warner World Championship; 2nd in CORR Pro-2 points
1994-2002: 9 CORR wins (7 in Pro-2; 2 in Pro-4) and multiple podiums in CORR; Won SCORE Baja 1000 (Class 1 – 1994); 2 podium finishes in SCORE Baja 500
For more information and to schedule an interview, please contact Lou Cirignano at Team Renezeder: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.472.4461