Tooele, UT –
Carl Renezeder was all smiles after a strong run in rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, UT. Wet weather cancelled qualifying for round 5, but track officials did an excellent job getting the surface ready for competition. Well acquainted with the Tooele track surface, the TR17 crew had both Lucas Oil / KMC Wheels / Team Associated / BFGoodrich Tires Pro-2 and Pro-4 trucks in amazing form for both rounds of racing. As a matter of fact, Carl was a little too hooked up in his Pro-4 during round 5.

While running in the second spot for most of the race, Carl hit the big table-top jump with too much speed. He over-shot the landing and lost some positions when he went wide in the corner. He was able to recover quickly and move up another spot in the few laps remaining to finish in fifth place.

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Pro-4 Round 6 was filled with crashes and yellow flags. Carl picked his way through the competition and put in a strong battle for the lead. He raced door to door to the checkered flag which resulted in a second place podium finish. Carl is very pleased with the performance of his Pro-4 truck this season and continues to maintain the top spot in the Pro-4 points standings.

In Pro-2 things were much crazier. The TR17 team did an excellent job rebounding from a rollover crash that sidelined them in round 5. They are still working on implementing the changes to the Pro-2 that have made the Pro-4 such a strong contender this season. Despite the setback on Saturday, the Pro-2 truck, and Carl, were both ready to go for Sunday’s race; the truck ran strong from the start. Carl and the crew were rewarded for all their hard work with a third place podium finish.

With a pair of podium finishes and the Pro-4 points lead in hand, Team Renezeder is anxious to head south of the border to the Baja International Short Course at Estero Beach Ensenada, MX on June 18th and 19th for rounds 7 and 8. Last year’s inaugural event was wildly popular with the Mexican race fans. “Team Renezeder looks forward to the race in Baja, California as we have so many fans down there that live and breathe off road racing,” said Carl Renezeder, “Every time we go down there, it is such an amazing time as I see the same families coming to the races with their children. We really appreciate the fans down there and the opportunity to race in their beautiful country.” For more information, news, photos and video action from the Utah rounds, and the next event in Mexico, go to:

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