Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11We’re two-thirds of the way through the season, and in the sports like baseball and football and basketball that’s when everyone starts figuring out what so-and-so has to do to win the rushing title or what has to happen for Team A to take the championship away from Team B.

There’s no reason it shouldn’t be the same in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO. We have star drivers and championship teams and just like their counterparts in the stick-and-ball sports they watch the standings and wonder if they have enough time to put together a late-season rally.

The fans want to know, too. So, as a public service, here’s a look at the standings in each class and some historical perspective on the tasks facing those trying to catch the leaders as everyone prepares for the next two rounds of racing (Rounds 11 and 12 of 15) at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada, August 23-25.

Lucas-Oil-Logo-4-8-11CORONA, California – There’s a rumor going around that when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO opens the second half of its season July 26-28 with night racing at Glen Helen Raceway Park the trophies for the Pro Lite race winners will be shaped like brooms.

That’s because clean sweeps have been the rule for that class during the series previous visits to the multi-purpose motor sports facility in Devore, California, a few miles north of San Bernardino.

The world’s best short course off road drivers have raced on the 0.8-mile, 5-turn course at Glen Helen four times since 2010 and on three occasions there has been just one winner in the Pro Lite class.

LAKE FOREST, CA (May 12, 2011) – Carving out a spot at or near the top of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing championship points standings is a tough enough task in one professional division, but Carl Renezeder – never one to shy away from a challenge – once again finds himself leading the Pro-2 points and second in the Pro-4 standings after round four of the sixteen-race season.  The 2009 champion of both divisions, and one of the most prolific drivers in short-course history, is focused on backing up that tremendous feat.

“You’d think that after 12 years of competing in this sport that it would get easier, at least some aspects of it,” explained Renezeder, who has 92 short-course wins and seven national championships in his record book, “but it continues to bring new challenges every race, every season.”