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.

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Drivers on BFGoodrich®  Tires captured three class wins and eight total podium finishes at rounds five and six of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park over the weekend.

Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren led a pack of drivers that included Sheldon Creed and Steven Greinke claiming wins in their respective classes.

Racers on BFGoodrich Tires captured six Optima Fastest Lap awards out of the total eight races on the weekend.

The long and high jumps that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is known for played a key role in passing and needed toughness of trucks and tires to withstand the door-to-door action as well as the impact and hard turning created at the track.

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.