Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Drivers on BFGoodrich® Tires captured three class wins and eight total podium finishes at rounds five and six of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park over the weekend.
Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren led a pack of drivers that included Sheldon Creed and Steven Greinke claiming wins in their respective classes.
Racers on BFGoodrich Tires captured six Optima Fastest Lap awards out of the total eight races on the weekend.
The long and high jumps that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is known for played a key role in passing and needed toughness of trucks and tires to withstand the door-to-door action as well as the impact and hard turning created at the track.
MacCachren followed up a strong second place finish in the Pro 2 class on Saturday with a dominating performance in the same class Sunday. Taking over the lead on the very first turn, MacCachren, in his No. 21 Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Power Tools Ford, led from start to finish, being undaunted by multiple restarts including a green-white-checkered finish to the line. He drove away from the field several times throughout the 16 lap race for his second win and fifth podium in six runs on the season.
MacCachren also finished second in the Pro 4 race on Sunday while running on BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/AKR tires.
“The BFGoodrich Tires have given us an advantage this year,’’ commented MacCachren after the race weekend. “The dedication of the tire engineers has show up in the results column. The tire has definitely helped our Pro 2 and Pro 4 get to the podium. My Pro 2 was really hooked up this weekend and felt like the tire was trying to lift the inside front tire off the ground exiting the corners.”
Also on the victory platform was the 15-year old Creed who was equally dominant in his Pro Lite class on Saturday, turning the fastest qualifying and checking out from the field during the race which he also led from start to finish. He followed that up Sunday with a strong second place run where he made a hard charge and ran the fastest lap of the contest on the last lap to nearly catch eventual winner R.J. Anderson.
Greinke, meanwhile, took the checkers, his second on the year, in the Pro Buggy class on Saturday and nearly pulled a sweep when he ran a close second in the class on Sunday.
On Saturday, Greinke got a good run on Bradley Morris and flew off the first turn jump, cutting it inside on the turn and took a lead he would never relinquish. John Fitzgerald ran a solid race to place third, also on BFGoodrich Tires to round out the podium.
“A strong weekend for BFGoodrich Tires,” said Peter Calhoun, Motorsports Manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Three wins, eight podiums and fastest lap times in multiple classes makes a statement. Our engineering and support crews are putting out tremendous effort to give racers the tire performance they need to run up front.”
BFGoodrich Tires Podium Finishers
2nd – Rob MacCachren
1st – Sheldon Creed
1st – Steven Greinke
3rd – John Fitzgerald
1st – Rob MacCachren
2nd – Rob MacCachren
2nd – Sheldon Creed
2nd – Steven Greinke