GBC-Logo-9-13-11Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports athletes were out at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA this past weekend for the seventh round of the 2013 WORCS Racing season. With a class victory, five podium finishes and a class championship, GBC racers put their tires and machines to the test and passed with high-flying colors.

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It might have been the first WORCS race for GBC newcomer Cody Bradbury, but he wasted no time in getting down to business by jumping straight into the SXS Pro Production class. Bradbury rolled his Mongrel-equipped Polaris RZR to the line, and by the time the dust settled Bradbury crossed the line in 2nd place. The rest of the GBC riders in the Pro class did not fare as well in Round 7, but Tim Wyatt and RJ Anderson are both poised for top-5 season finishes with just two rounds remaining.

Creamer-ATV-ITP-Off-Road-8-14-13Ontario, California – Team ITP ATV and side-by-side racers competed in both the 2013 AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series and the World Off-Road Championship Series this past weekend. At the final round of the ATV MX series in Tennessee, ITP-supported racers won four classes, earned more than a dozen podiums and wrapped up eight individual amateur national championships. ITP side-by-side pilots earned two podiums at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California.

“We’re very pleased about winning eight amateur AMA ATV motocross national championships. We could have had more titles, as we had 15 runner-up finishes and seven third-place finishes as well, but that’s racing. Our riders battled to the very end with their ITP tires and we’re proud of all their efforts and the titles,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Our racers had a bit of bad luck at the WORCS event in California, but we still came away with a couple podium finishes, including John Pacheco’s third-place run in the challenging SxS Pro Production class.”

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.

Sheldon-Creed-Lucas-Oil-8-9-13“The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed and the entire OCCR crew made their way to Glen Helen Raceway with a bright new look and bold new statement.  The AM Ortega OCCR crew isn’t afraid to push the limits of what has been done before and where “The Prodigy” needs to be.

Entering Rounds 9&10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with his brand new livery, not only did Sheldon Creed come to San Bernardino California flying his bright new colors, he also made a huge statement with his newest title sponsor; Traxxas RC.  Creed will take this added support of the #74 Traxxas AM Ortega Pro Lite and combine it with his desire to win and raw talent in order to make an unstoppable package on the track and in the pits.

Heading into Glen Helen, Sheldon Creed sat 2nd in the championship points standings and knew he needed to be a top competitor in order to remain in contention for a championship at the end of the year.  After qualifying 3rd for Round 9, Creed started on the 2nd row with Bradley Morris and the 2012 Pro Lite Champion RJ Anderson starting on the front row.

Casey-Currie-Lucas-Oil-8-1-13CORONA, Calif. – Casey Currie and the Monster Energy/General Tire team were at the top of their game this past weekend in San Bernardino, Calif., as Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORS) were raced under the lights at Glen Helen Raceway. Currie’s Monster Energy/General Tire Jeep JK was a force to be reckoned with during both nights of Pro Lite action and ended the weekend with one of his best outings of the season, highlighted by a runner-up effort on Sunday. The performance vaulted Currie back into the Pro Lite title hunt with five rounds of racing remaining.

Due to the special nature of the first of two weekends of night racing this season the format for track time was altered, resulting in a loaded day of action on Friday. Currie began the weekend with practice on Friday morning and set up his truck for the pair of qualifying sessions scheduled for later that afternoon. Friday’s first qualifying session set the grid for Round 9 on Saturday evening and Currie got the weekend off to a strong start by qualifying fourth. Just a few hours later, Currie returned to the track to earn his starting spot for Round 10 on Sunday night, getting even more out of the Jeep JK to post the third-fastest time.

Lucas-Oil-Loanmart-Glen-Helen-7-25-13San Bernardino, CA – LoanMart Racing heads to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Ca. July 26-28 for rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. In order to beat the summer heat, the races are run after the sun goes down. The darkness and cooler temps can cause a challenge for some drivers but it falls right into the wheelhouse of LoanMart Racing’s Oscar Rodriguez.

Oscar got his start racing dirt track ovals under the lights, he knows a lot about dirt. “A couple weeks ago I ran a Lucas Oil Regional Series race after dark at Glen Helen and I loved it,” says Oscar, “The track was like cake, nice and moist. The dirt had great traction; my BFGoodrich tires were really hooking up. We have my Prolite truck right where I want it; the suspension, the power, I’m looking to be aggressive this weekend. The cooler temperatures after dark make it much better for the driver, that’s another reason I like it. I’m much more comfortable and able to focus everything on driving.”

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.

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Cooley-Off-Road-Lucas-Oil-7-2-13Geoffrey Cooley is back on the top of the podium taking the victory in round 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. After finishing third in the points championship and taking the Rookie of the Year title last season, Alumi Craft racer Geoffrey Cooley was looking to make a serious run at a championship in 2013. He started off with a podium and a win but then hit a spell of bad luck. He has been running solidly in the top 5 but that’s not up to his standards.

“Our Competitive Metals / Alumi Craft has the latest technology. With great support from Jackson Motorsports Group, MasterCraft Safety, Impact, Redline Performance, BFGoodrich Tires, Harmon Racing Cells, McDowell Transaxles, FOX Racing Shox, USA Wheel, ProAm, Brink Designs, CBR, Kartek and Bink Designs we expect to be out front,” says Geoffrey, “We started the season out strong but we had some bad luck. Our strategy has changed; we have to go all out for the win.”

Lucas-Oil-Carl-Renezeder-6-28-13LAKE FOREST, CA – Round seven of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season played host to both a record-setting win for Carl Renezeder, as well as the end of his winning streak in the Pro-4 division.  He now holds the record for nine wins in a row in his Pro-4, going back to round 15 of the 2012 season, the Challenge Cup race and the first seven races of 2013.  Round eight was very close to extending that record, but he finished in 2nd Place

“It was my own fault – total driver error,” explained Renezeder after Sunday’s Pro-4 race.  “Going into turn four, I went to set the truck and hit the wrong brake pedal – So frustrating!”  Renezeder has always run a split pedal system in his trucks, allowing him to use all four brakes or front only.  Sometimes you just make a mistake.  For the rest of us mere mortals, it reminds us that he is, in fact, human.