Colorado Springs, CO – The line between glory and defeat can be very thin and the opening weekend of Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL started out in glorious fashion as Dodge City was very welcoming to teams with a parade and autograph session downtown. By the end of the weekend however, Team AMSOIL Lovell was more than ready to “get the hell out of Dodge” after two disappointing races.
After making numerous setup changes during practice, Lovell started the first round of racing with a lightening fast truck. Starting inside on the second row, he pushed to the front on the first lap and pulled away from the field to score 2 points for leading at the mandatory caution. He would continue to lead for the second half of the race before pushing wide on a slick hairpin turn in the last lap. The move devastated his chances as 3 trucks poured by him before he crossed the finish line in a disappointing 4th place. “We didn’t expect the track to change quite like it did but in the end I have nobody to blame but myself,” added Brad, “On the bright side, we are getting this pro-light wicked fast.”