BLACKFOOT, ID: With five independent series across the country, the Midstates Dirt Riot Series came to a close last weekend in Sturgis, Kentucky. Bad Advice Racing Matt Moore climbed his way to the top of the series with attendance at all three events – 2nd at Chaos Offroad Park, 6th at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and a 3rd place podium finish at Baird Motorsports Park. Matt Moore was driving the #4436 car, owned by co-driver Kim Matzen. Haulin’ Yash Racing Tom Yash took the series honors in the 4600 Pro 4×4 class, and the SuperMod class saw K&K Krawlin Krew Kenn Hite of Georgia and Jeremy Dickensen of Texas/Tennessee cross regular series boundaries two times each to take the top honors of 1st and 2nd respectfully.
CRANDON, WISC. — Mirroring the lifelong relationship his old friend Parnelli Jones has with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, off-road icon Walker Evans recently added to his Crandon International Off-Road Raceway legacy. Thanks to a new track partnership with his highly successful business enterprise of Walker Evans Racing, the man nicknamed “The Legend” can enjoy watching the sport’s best racers literally fly into history via the renamed “Walker Evans Racing Legendary Launch.”
Monroe, MI – DynoMax driver Loren Healy won first place at the ULTRA4 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. On a tight, windy course, Healy maneuvered through a field of broken rigs to secure the win. DynoMax also had multiple qualifiers for the event including Jason Scherer, Tom Wayes, Levi Shirley, Wayland Campbell and Bailey Campbell. In the 4500 Modified series race, Justin Hall picked up a second-place finish.
“Members of Team DynoMax had some exciting races at Glen Helen,” said Chris Gauss, director of performance products, Tenneco. “Congrats to Loren for keeping the winning streak alive, and to Justin Hall, he’s a true ‘every man’ racer who enjoys working on his rig in his driveway – both drivers are great competitors and we’re excited to see how they fare as the season continues.”
Following a day of heavy rain, officials were forced to postpone round nine of the scheduled championship competition to Sunday, July 19. Round 10 will be rescheduled.
“Given the nearby wild fires and the massive amount of rain that eliminated qualifying rounds and impacted both the track conditions and race schedule, everyone did a fantastic job,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels.
Brian Deegan earned a second place podium finish in Pro 4, and a third place podium spot in Pro 2. He competes with Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Radial tires.
In the Pro Buggy class, Garrett George earned the first place podium spot with Mike Valentine in second place and Chad George placing third. Garrett George maintains his lead in point standings for the season. And, all compete with Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T tires.
Round 10 of LOORRS competition will be rescheduled and the date will be announced soon. For more information about the series, visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com.
CORONA, California – It was a short but fast weekend for Casey Currie at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen. After a successful practice on Friday, rare thunderstorms came through the San Bernadino Foothills, postponing Round 9 until Sunday morning and Round 10 had to be rescheduled to the Lake Elsinore event at the end of the season. But even with the track drastically changing with all the rain, Casey had another strong points weekend and put down the fastest lap time of the Pro Lite class.
The Stinger, Brandon Arthur, put in another consistent race during round 9 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. His 2nd place podium finish was the third straight for Arthur, catapulting his Competitive Metals, Pro Traffic Services, Rigid Industries LED Lighting, Toyo Tires, HRT Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Magnaflow, FiberwerX, Aeromotive Fuel Systems, F&L Racing Fuel, Impact, FOX shocks, Heatshield Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Summers Brothers, Wirefab, ECP Powder Coating, Bink Designs and Redline Performance Pro Lite up two spots in the points standings, from 6th to 4th. Despite a weekend filled with weather delays, The Stinger was hooked up right out of the box. Round 9 was supposed to be run Saturday night but torrential rains forced a delay to Sunday morning.
Compton, California – What began as a promising weekend on the track for Greg Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts ended in the disappointing postponement of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series National event July 18-19 at Southern California’s Legendary Glen Helen Raceway. As the prospects of the leading edge of Tropical Depression Delores making its way north increased, the team prepared for Rounds 9&10 with a successful practice session on Friday afternoon.
“We went out and ran some great laps and the truck felt strong,” said Adler, who was the second fastest truck in the marquee Pro4 division. “Glen Helen is a tight track and there aren’t a lot of opportunities to pass, so with the package we had in practice, we went home ready to come back in the morning and throw down a great qualifying time that would give us a solid shot at the podium for Saturday night’s race.”
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires captured their eighth consecutive Pro 4 class win on Sunday morning during the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series race at Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino, CA. LeDuc’s Toyo Open Country M/T-R equipped #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 truck once again proved flawless, this time on a muddy track surface.
Weather was fickle all weekend, impacting the track as well as the race schedule. Heavy rain from tropical storm Dolores caused Round 9 to be postponed on Saturday. Officials managed to get the race in on Sunday morning before even more rains moved in, turning the track into a mud pit and forcing a postponement of Round 10.