Loanmart-Racing-Lucas-oil-9-18-13LoanMart Racing will be spending some quality time with the fans at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series rounds 13 and 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada the second annual Loctite Fight under the Lights presented by LoanMart. Everything kicks off Thursday, September 19th from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Lucas Oil Off Road street party on Freemont Street in downtown Vegas. Of course you will have to drag yourself away from the street party at 9:00pm because that’s when the LoanMart after-party begins at the Gold Diggers Club inside the Golden Nugget. For just a $5 cover charge you can party with the LoanMart team and their fans until 3:00 a.m.; dress casual and bring your friends.

After the festivities on Thursday night you can have as much fun as you like but for the LoanMart Racing team, it will be all business. It seems that the Vegas track is the favorite of the entire team. Oscar Rodriguez will be back driving his LoanMart Prolite truck after missing a couple rounds due to business. You can bet he’s anxious to get back behind the wheel.

Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11CORONA, California – The late Vince Lombardi supposedly once told reporters after a Green Bay Packers defeat that “we didn’t lose the game, we just ran out of time.”

Several drivers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO may be saying the same thing on September 21, when two nights of racing are over and the dust has settled on the series’ second visit of the season to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, because a few of the class championships could have been decided.

There will be just one round of points racing and a maximum of 52 points available during the final event of the season, at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in southern California in late October. That means any driver who leaves Las Vegas with a 53-point lead in their class can start clearing space for a championship trophy.

loanmart-racing-lucas-oil-8-23-13Reno, NV – LoanMart Racing is ready to fire away at Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada for rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The Wild West track is cut into a hillside which provides a unique view for the fans and hair raising elevation changes for the racers.

New for this race is the addition of Pro Buggy racer Dave Mason to the LoanMart Racing roster.

Now sporting a new paint scheme the young Mason began the season with 8 straight podium finishes. His consistency has put him in the championship points lead in the Pro Buggy class. “I am very excited to have LoanMart’s support for the rest of the season,” says Dave, “I will be looking to bring them success in Reno. The competition is tough in the Pro Buggy class but I’ll be on my game.

Dave-Mason-Jr-Lucas-oil-6-28-13Tooele, UT – Alumi Craft racers have been hugely successful in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Geoffrey Cooley, John Fitzgerald and Bradley Morris have all stood on the podium multiple times this season. At the previous rounds 7 and 8 in Tooele, Utah, John Fitzgerald added another third place finish and Geoffrey Cooley took his second win of the season.

Alumi Craft racers standing on the podium has been a common sight in the ultra-competitive Pro Buggy class but nobody has been more successful than points leader Dave Mason. His record is just plain amazing. He has been on the podium every race this season in his Competitive Metals / Mickey Thompson Tires / Alumi Craft; eight podiums in a row. His consistent finishes have kept him at the top of the championship points standings.

Geoffrey-Cooley-Lucas-Oil-3-20-13Chandler, AZ – Geoffrey Cooley came to Firebird International Raceway for the first two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with the hopes of starting the season off with some positive results. He had a good season last year reaching the podium several times, taking third place in the championship and the Rookie of the Year title.

It was his consistency last year that paid off for him and it looks like that consistency is back only he’s stepped up his game. During Friday practice, he ran fourth fastest. In qualifying Saturday, he was third quickest. In round one, Saturday afternoon he finished on the podium in second behind his Alumi Craft competitor Bradley Morris. His Alumi Craft and Competitive Metals teammate Dave Mason was in third, for an Alumi Craft sweep of the podium.

Alumi-Craft-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-3-19-13Chandler, AZ – The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2013 season opener at Firebird International Raceway delivered great results for Alumi Craft Race Cars. The word is out; if you want to run out front, get an Alumi Craft. The 16 car field included eight Alumi Craft cars that performed flawlessly all weekend. New Alumi Craft racers to the Pro Buggy fray are Veteran buggy racer John Fitzgerald, Dillon Reimer and Sterling Cling.

Qualifying on Saturday saw Bradley Morris second fastest followed by Geoffrey Cooley, Larry Job and Dave Mason Jr. rounding out the top five. The qualifying session went well but the main event would be the true test. Saturday’s race results saw a repeat of qualifying order but with Dave Mason Jr. and Larry Job switching positions and John Fitzgerald moving into the top five. The order was the same but not the placing. Bradley Morris took the win and Alumi Craft racers took all top five finishing positions.

His rookie season in the pro-buggy class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series started out like many rookie’s in sports…with trials and hardships.  But Dave Mason Jr. and his team have been working hard to improve.  Race by race they have been changing and adjusting on the #65 Competitive Metals/JAMAR Alumi Craft Pro Buggy.  Those efforts shinned at an all new track, where Dave Mason Jr. performed like a seasoned veteran. He started the event by beating out the field and posting the fast qualifying time on Friday.  After the inversion he started 6th for Saturday’s round-11 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the newly built Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada.  Mason wasted no time getting to the front and was a contender for the race win.  He was shuffled to a hard fought fourth place finish.  Starting 5th for Sunday’s round-12 Mason again was contending for the race win.  He battled wheel to wheel lap after lap with many of the series most veteran drivers.  In the final lap it was a pass around one of those veterans [Jerry Whelchel] to gain his first podium finish in the pro-buggy class.

Rookie drivers Geoffrey Cooley and Dave Mason Jr. entered Saturday’s Lucas Oil Off Road Regional Race event at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park to gain seat time and further testing on their Alumi Craft race cars prior to the next rounds of racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing National series.  A testing event turned to domination as the pair of Competitive Metals sponsored drivers covered the 1st and 2nd positions.  Dave Mason Jr. had the fastest qualifying time of the event. Cooley and Mason gave the fans a great show as they battled lap after lap with Cooley coming out on top.  Both drivers drove with great respect for each other and their team by keeping a clean race, while battling wheel to wheel like seasoned veterans.

Cooley and Mason are now in preparation for Rounds 7 & 8 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah set to take place on June 23rd and 24th.  Cooley enters the event with nearly all top five finishes this year.  He’s currently 3rd in the championship points and just 21-points behind leader Steven Greinke.  Dave Mason Jr. is currently 16th in the point’s championship, but will look towards the podium after making some major changes to his car setup and engine package.