The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) heads to Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix this weekend for the final race of the season where the Pro2 Unlimited championship will be decided. After Rob MacCachren suffered a disappointing weekend in Las Vegas, where he was absent from the podium for the first time of any LOORRS racing weekend this season, he has slipped to third in points behind rivals Brian Deegan and Marty Hart. Never one to give up, MacCachren intends to put the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS team back on podium for the eighth time this season. Following the final Round 15 of racing on Saturday, both the Pro2 and Pro4 trucks will take to the track for the $30,000 Lucas Oil Off Road Cup. MacCachren is famous for his performances in cup races, with three Governor’s Cups, three Borg-Warner Cups to his credit and a victory at the TORC Chairman’s Cup earlier this season.
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today they will continue to support off-road racer, Kyle LeDuc in the Pro 4 Unlimited class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. His 900-horsepower #99 Ford F-150 race truck relies on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires to deliver wins. In 2011, LeDuc finished second overall in the Pro 4 Unlimited class championship, winning six races and capturing eight top qualifying spots.
Kyle LeDuc has a long history racing with Toyo Tires, beginning his association with the brand in 2005. He has scored numerous race wins throughout the years, including winning the prestigious Borg Warner Cup in 2009. The three-year extension takes LeDuc and Toyo Tires through the 2014 season.
“I have built a solid past and now a future with Toyo Tires,” said Kyle LeDuc. “It is huge to be with a sponsor in this sport for so long. They have a great program and want to win the Pro 4 Unlimited championship as much as I do.”
“Kyle LeDuc is a great ambassador for the Toyo Tires brand,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “He has the drive it takes to win races and championships, and we are certain we will see both Kyle and the Toyo Tires name on the winner’s podium for many races to come.”
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Rob MacCachren came to Firebird International Raceway for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season finale looking to add a sixth win in the 15 round series. He qualified third on Friday, putting him on the second row for Saturday’s last points race of the season. Rob Mac was out front in the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck and set the fast lap for the race. He was well on his way to yet another victory when Brian Deegan dove under MacCachren in Turn 3 late in the race and put Rob on his roof. Deegan was black flagged for his actions and moved to the back of the pack, but the damage had been done and Rob limped around the track to finish mid-pack. Rob Mac’s five victories in Pro2 Unlimited are more than any other competitor, but incidents like Saturday’s resulted in some uneven finishes this season that caused MacCachren to finish second in points.
MacCachren’s veteran crew worked past midnight on Saturday to prepare his truck for the $30,000 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race on Sunday afternoon. MacCachren started on the fifth row next to Brian Deegan in the cup race that pitted Pro2 Unlimited and Pro4 Unlimited trucks against each other for a 25 truck battle royal. Rob has significant cup experience with three Borg Warner Cup titles to his credit, so he patiently stayed out of the fracas while trucks flipped and disintegrated around him. Late in the race he was looking to strike when hard contact from Jeff Geiser put Rob Mac’s truck into limp mode. He coaxed the injured steed around the track to finish out of the money in seventh place.
The off-season for Rob MacCachren is short as he prepares for the SCORE International season opener in Laughlin, Nevada on January 15th, where he will drive the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety / BFGoodrich Tires Jimco Trophy Truck. Rob will also be back for the full 2012 LOORRS season, where he has a score to settle with some of his Pro2 Unlimited competitors. For the latest Rob MacCachren updates follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/21RobMac.
At the end of another year of racing, Rob MacCachren has racked up five wins in fourteen rounds of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). Perhaps even more impressive is that LOORRS is only one of three series that MacCachren competes in. He was also victorious at three TRAXXAS The Off Road Championship (TORC) races and had two wins (in only five races) in SCORE desert racing. Still, perhaps the most important race of the year is yet to come. “This is the biggest pay day in short course,” MacCachren noted of the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, “and I want my piece of it.” $30,000 is on the line as Rob pits the No. 1 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck not only against his normal Pro2 Unlimited competition, but the Pro4 Unlimited 4WD trucks are on the same course as well. MacCachren is no stranger to cup ra ces, having won three Borg Warner Cups during his prestigious short course career.
If you are in Phoenix this weekend Firebird International Raceway is the place to be for the most exciting racing on the planet. Warm temperatures and clear skies are expected for the final round of LOORRS short course racing on Saturday, December 10th. Rob Mac is currently second in points in the LOORRS marquee Pro2 Unlimited class and can mathematically still take the title from fellow ROCKSTAR Energy Drink athlete Brian Deegan at the final race of the season. Stop by MacCachren’s pits for autographs and photos and free samples of ROCKSTAR Energy Drink from the beautiful ROCKSTAR girls. If you are stuck braving winter instead of enjoying door banging action in Phoenix, watch for updates on MacCachren’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/21RobMac.
October 10, 2011 (Pomona, CA) – The off-road industry gathered Friday in Pomona, California to celebrate Ron Bishop and Rob MacCachren’s induction into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The two inductees share a rich history in the off-road racing arena.
Ron Bishop, introduced by his longtime support crew of Dale Johnson and Don Graves, is a noted and celebrated motorcycle racer and carries the distinction as the only man on two-wheels to compete in the first forty Baja 1000 races. He is also an Inductee in the American Motorcross Association Hall of Fame. As a pioneer in the sport, he raced extensively as well as developed products including the first halogen lighting system for riders. Bishop humbly accepted the award and recounted colorful stories from his rich racing history. He currently owns and operates Ron Bishop Motorcycles in Escondido, California.
Miller Motorsports Park plays host to the next two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) “short course” competition this weekend. As the season approaches the mid-point, ROCKSTAR Energy Drink’s Rob MacCachren sits third in points and continues his march up the championship ladder. MacCachren won at Miller Motorsports Park last season in his ROCKSTAR Energy / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck, but with a completely new track will last season’s success give MacCachren any advantage?
“I hear that the track is completely new, so it is a level playing field for all seventeen drivers,” MacCachren commented. “People forget that the track was brand new too when I won in Utah last year.” A true “short course,” the track constructed at Miller Motorsports Park is just under one mile in overall length providing for exciting door to door action with excellent viewing of the entire course from the grandstands. Fans who come out for the race will be treated to the “Mammoth Tabletop”; the largest tabletop jump in the LOORRS series and straight-aways that will result in higher speeds than any other LOORRS venue to date.
MacCachren’s talents most recently earned him victory last weekend at the TRAXXAS / The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short course race at historic Crandon International Raceway. MacCachren’s list of accomplishments includes winning three consecutive Borg-Warner Championships and three Governor’s Cup Championships on BFGoodrich tires at Crandon. He has now won both of the first two TORC races of the season, positioning him to win season championships in both TORC and LOORRS, where he is the current reigning Pro2 Unlimited champion.
If you are in the Salt Lake City region you won’t want to miss the LOORRS racing action at the world class Miller Motorsports Park facilities this weekend. Stop by MacCachren’s pits for autographs and pictures with Rob, along with free samples of ROCKSTAR Energy from the beautiful ROCKSTAR Energy girls. If you cannot attend the race in person you can still watch LOORRS non-stop race action on CBS, the Speed Channel, Versus, and MavTV. And if you haven’t already done so, follow MacCachren Motorsports on Rob’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/maccachren21.
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today it has extended its sponsorship of popular short course off-road racer Kyle LeDuc for a sixth year. LeDuc, a member of Team Toyo® since 2006, will compete in two race truck classes in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series (LOORS) with his familiar #99 — Pro 4 Unlimited on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires and Pro Lite Unlimited on off-the-shelf Toyo Open Country M/T rubber. This marks LeDuc’s return to the highly competitive Pro Lite class.
Kyle LeDuc finished second overall in the 2010 Pro 4 Unlimited class championship in LOORS, winning the biggest race at season-end, the 2010 Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup — the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup Race. He has won countless races in Pro 4 with his 800+ horsepower Rockstar/Makita/Toyo Tires Ford F-150, including the 2009 Borg Warner Cup in the TORC series.
“I can count on my Toyo tires to perform on the track and help me win races,” said Kyle LeDuc. “This year is the year for double championships with Toyo Tires and Kyle LeDuc in Pro 4 and Pro Lite.”
“We are excited to have Kyle LeDuc competing on Open Country tires in both the Pro Lite Unlimited and Pro 4 Unlimited classes in 2011,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Kyle is an intense competitor and is a great representative of the Toyo Tires brand in short course off-road competition.”
To learn more about Kyle LeDuc and the complete line of tires from Toyo Tires®, log on to toyotires.com.