Radar Tires racers Doug Mittag and Jerett Brooks head into this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season finale rounds with the goal of earning the tire manufacturer’s first short course, off-road racing win.
Both Mittag and Brooks are slated to compete in the ProLite class for LOORRS rounds 15 and 16 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Mittag, 19, has been subbing for the recovering Mike Johnson and will drive the No. 81 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires. Mittag has been working with Bronson since the September Las Vegas LOORRS race. Both Mittag and Bronson Motorsports expect a solid weekend in the No. 81 truck as both the driver and team are based just south of the track – Mittag in Temecula and Bronson in Mureitta.
“I’m really excited about this coming weekend,” said Mittag. “We have had some test time on the Elsinore track, and I feel we will be very competitive. I am willing to do whatever it takes to get on the box, and so are the Bronson Motorsports and Radar Tires team. It would be fitting to finish on the podium in the last race of the season at our home track. That’s our goal.”
Brooks, 16, will drive the No. 77 Synergy Electric Nissan. In September, Brooks earned Radar Tires’ first two short course podium finishes at the Traxxas The Off-Road Championship Series (TORC) race that took place in Primm, Nevada.
“Coming out of the last round of TORC with two podiums, I have gained a lot of confidence,” said Brooks. “The team has had my truck running near the front all year, and we are ready to get on the box in Lucas. We were able to race on our Radar tires to back-to-back podiums at Primm and that is definitely our plan at Lake Elsinore. I’m really looking forward to this weekend – with all those big jumps at Elsinore, it is sure to be an insane race!”
The two-day event at Lake Elsinore takes place on the four-turn, 0.9-mile dirt track and features off-road racing on both Saturday and Sunday. Radar Tires, Bronson Motorsports, Mittag and Brooks will compete in both races this weekend.
Radar Tires chose off-road motorsports to showcase the Renegade R5 M/T tire, which features open blocks for mud dispersion, deep tread blocks and reinforced shoulders. This tread pattern and rigorous construction is ideal for the surfaces encountered on short course tracks such as Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif., and Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. as well as the open desert of Baja California in the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, the most iconic of all off-road races.