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Colorado Springs, CO
– The new year is here and the 2014 race season is just around the corner for Lovell Racing. The Colorado Springs based race team will focus on recapturing the TORC Pro-Light Championship along with key partners AMSOIL, Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, and BFGoodrich Tires.

Lovell-Brad-Traxxas-TORC-Cup-10-1-13Colorado Springs, CO (Oct 1, 2013) — Short course racing never lacks for drama. Rarely is there a dull race. Drivers push their trucks to the limit and either make a move stick or end up with a pile of crumpled wreckage. Such was the story for Brad Lovell as he and the AMSOIL / BFGoodrich Tires / Torchmate team took home two wins this weekend including the Traxxas Cup.

The weekend started with disaster as an axle shaft broke during qualifying causing Lovell to start in the back of the 18 truck field. “We run the best parts money can buy and this was the last planned race on this set of shafts,” explains Lovell, “Lessons like this take years to learn.” Undeterred, Lovell took to the track and charged through the field for a 5th place finish. “After the issues during qualifying plan B was to get in the invert for Saturday. 5th place set us up real nice.”

Racing Pikes Peak is not something to be taken lightly. The utterly unforgiving nature of the road is clear to anyone who has driven it. In lieu of gravel traps, dense trees and sheer drop-offs line the course. It is not a race where you can push past the limit.

After a grueling 1300mi road trip from Crandon, WI from the Traxxas TORC Series and all-night prep job on the #44 AMSOIL Nissan Pro-Light, the brothers made it to tech inspection. A milestone in itself, tech inspection marks the beginning of three days of practice and Fan Fest, all of which culminate into race day on Sunday.

While Brad was returning for his second year, this was Roger’s rookie year on the peak. Sporting his familiar #4432 AMSOIL Ultra 4, Roger joined a class of six rock racers. Practice went well for the team as they tuned the trucks and worked through mechanical gremlins.

As the sun rose Sunday morning, the largest field in recent history lined up to battle the mountain. Roger took the green flag two vehicles ahead of Brad. Unfortunately, fate was not kind and several miles into the lower section, he missed an apex and experienced a disastrous roll. While the vehicle is likely a total loss, Roger walked away with only bumps and bruises. “It was a terrible feeling watching the safety trucks race up the road after my brother,” recalls Brad, “After a while I got word that he was alright but it left me with a lot to think about as I waited for my chance at the hill.”

Check out Brad’s run:

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Brad regained his focus and raced past the battered vehicle. Precision was key as the Nissan roared up the hill. Brad took the checkers with a time of 12:33 (2nd in Pikes Peak Open) which is nearly 45 seconds faster than his rookie attempt. “I was really pleased with my performance but it was a long day at 14,000 ft wondering about my brother. Our team, family, and friends did a tremendous job getting me from the podium at Crandon to the podium on Pikes Peak. I’m proud to get a strong finish for AMSOIL, BFG, Nissan, and all our sponsors.”

Check out Roger’s run:

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More footage of Roger’s crash:

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While #4432 might need a breather, both Brad and Roger will strive on in their 2011 campaign. Up next for the pair is the American Rocksports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, UT July 14th – 16th. Only a week later, Brad will return to TORC short course racing at the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

Watsonville, CA, March 3, 2011 – FOX Racing Shox sponsored rock racer, Shannon Campbell, wins his second King of the Hammers, becoming the only driver to win the race more than once since its inception four years ago.

Campbell charged through the treacherous Mojave Desert, overcoming obstacles that stopped other drivers dead in their tracks, to take the crown with an impressive 31-minute lead over the rest of the pack. Shannon Campbell shook his head in disbelief, smiling and said, “It’s good to be The King once again. You really cannot believe the beating these shocks take during a race. I could not have done it without FOX Racing Shox’s superior suspension technology and factory race support.”

Brad Lovell recently raced his Amsoil Pro-Lite short-course off-road truck at the 88th Pikes Peak Hill Climb. As he often does, Lovell wrote a race recap of the event and how he placed third in his class, which you can read here. To see him in action, check out the video he recently posted.