Picture perfect weather was the back drop as Douglas Motorsports set-up camp at “The Big House” looking to rebound from a final night rough ride at Chicagoland. The AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Wheels had a solid weekend of racing at Crandon with two podium finishes, as the team is now third in the TORC PRO-4 Championship standings.
The Keys to the Big House event at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway saw the Kleiman Off-Road Race team on the track for the first time this season. The team will be running a limited schedule for 2015 as brothers Kyle and Cody will be representing Ponsse and Rotochopper as well as all their product partners at events held in the Upper Midwest. The first weekend of competition saw both drivers competing for a podium finish, as the familiar bright yellow PRO-Lights were fast right from the start.
CORONA, California – Coming off of a big weekend in Lake Elsinore Casey Currie headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The points race is tight in the largest class of short-course off road trucks, and Casey is right at the top. After the rounds at Utah, Casey has continued to put up strong number keeping him right in line for the championship.
Tooele, UT: Alumi Craft Race Cars has helped launch two new Pro Buggy drivers into the winners club at rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele, Utah. In round 7, Alumi Craft racer Darren Hardesty Jr. took his first win in the professional ranks of the Pro Buggy class. Fellow Alumi Craft racer Mike Valentine finished third. In round 8 it was Valentine’s turn to take his first pro win with Hardesty finishing right behind him in second. Both drivers have had impressive results racing in the Lucas Oil Regional series. They have already reached the podium in the Pro series this season; now they are winners.
Travis Dinsmore and his Sleco Atturo Tire Aeromotive PRO-Light made history with the team’s first professional level race win. Throughout the first half of the TORC Series season, Dinsmore has been very fast and during Round 8 every aspect of their team was working perfectly as the team celebrated with a victory.
Only three weeks after the last race, Team Renezeder headed to Miller Motorsports Park, in Tooele, Utah for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Father’s Day weekend started out for Renezeder with Saturday’s Pro-4 Race. With a 4th place qualify, the team’s hopes were high for the Pro-4. Two laps in, the engine wasn’t cooperating with their hopes and Renezeder had to contend with a re-peat of the last race. Renezeder, being the true professional that he is, focused on the next race of the day and he didn’t disappoint.
Johnny Greaves is a three-time TORC PRO 4WD title holder. He’s won races at every level. And on Sunday, the driver of the Monster Energy/Maxxis Tires Toyota took home his fourth Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup championship after another nail-biter against his son and current class points leader CJ Greaves. CJ added to that points lead earlier in the day at the Big House Brawl at Crandon Off-Road International Raceway with a win over Dad in the PRO 4WD race. Traxxas/Cooper Tire pilot Keegan Kincaid broke out the broom, completing the PRO 2WD sweep at his home track. In PRO Light, after two straight runner-up finishes here, Travis Dinsmore and his Atturo Tires held off a hard-charging Luke Johnson for his first-ever class victory.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – As announced today by VP Racing Fuels, Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Desert Fuels is the newest distributor to partner with VP in its retail branding program. With operations in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado and Michigan, Desert Fuels services more than 60 retail sites including 11 that it owns and operates, of which six are to be converted to the VP Racing Fuels brand during the program’s initial phase.
A key factor that drew Desert to VP’s program was the brand’s ability to reach new markets, according to Jay Kennedy, Vice President of Asset Management for Desert Fuels. “In evaluating brands that could help us achieve our objectives, it was clear they can all capture traditional commuters and soccer moms, but only VP reaches the race fans and performance enthusiasts that we’ve never successfully reached before. Albuquerque in particular has a strong racing community with the influence of the Unser family, the Unser Museum and lots of racing at local tracks.”
Tooele, UT – After landing on the podium in Lake Elsinore, Brandon Arthur was right back up on the box when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series travelled to Tooele, Utah. Racers covet speed and pray for luck but the most sought after attribute would have to be consistency. Consistency wins races and builds the foundation for a championship. In rounds 7 and 8, Brandon was perfectly consistent. He finished second place in both rounds.
San Diego, CA – Tyme Agency athlete Jerett Brooks had another strong performance this past weekend at Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.