gAs TORC gets ready for their final race weekend in Primm, NV, they are also preparing to host over 140 golfers for the Rick Huseman Charity Golf Tournament. Last year was the first time TORC had put together the event and after great success, it is time for round 2. This years event will Tee off on September 26th, with a shotgun start at 9am.

Primm Valley Resorts and their team are excited to partner with TORC and the Huseman Family. The tournament will take place on their Desert course, which is the ideal setting to host a Charity Tournament in remembrance of a fellow off-road racer. As participants play their way through the scenic course, they will have the opportunity to participate in multiple casual games and contest – longest drive, closest to the pin, lob the grenade, and many others.

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.

Lancaster, Calif. — With the pressure of battling for a championship behind him, after clinching his second straight Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series PRO 4 title and third consecutive overall championship on Saturday, Mopar® and Ram Truck driver Ricky Johnson focused on honoring the legacy of former off-road racers and close friends Rick and Jeff Huseman on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. Johnson paid tribute to the brothers in the best way possible, running every lap as hard as he could to score the victory in the inaugural Rick Huseman Memorial Cup Presented by Peak Performance, which paid $36,000-to-win.

“Congratulations to Ricky Johnson for winning the Rick Huseman Memorial Cup today at Lancaster,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Adding a win in this prestigious race was the perfect way to cap off another outstanding season. With a very strong field assembled the Mopar/Ram Truck package again rose to the occasion and showed just how strong the pairing is.”

Belvidere, IL – Scott Taylor began his race season at the Super Speedway of short-course off-road racing Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. The veteran of the sport did not disappoint as a near perfect run put the man from Belvidere, Illinois on the podium at the track he considers home. The weekend wasn’t just about racing for Taylor and his team; it was time of reflection, and dedication to racers that made a difference to off-road racing at Crandon.

The weekend began Thursday with the dedication of the four section 1,000 seat grandstand that was constructed facing Crandon’s infamous Turn One. Each section was named after famous Crandon racers, Chad Schleuter, Farmer John Konitzer, Rick Huseman, and Jack Flannery. Scott Taylor was among the crowd that helped dedicate the structure to these great competitors.

Friday afternoon it was time to get back on the race track for the first time since last September. Taylor and the #8 Miller Welders Roush Yates Engines BFGoodrich Tires Ford F-150 qualified fifth fastest in the PRO-2WD field. Amazingly the top seven PRO-2WD competitors all qualified within one second of each other, a feat not seen before at the Big House.

Fort Mill, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2011) – Carl Renezeder hit an incredible 97 wins Sunday at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Round 14 in Pro 4, securing his spot as number one, leading points for Pro 4.

While the mood was somber at LOORRS Rounds 13 and 14 following the tragic death of competitor Rick Huseman, teams took time to remember the world-class racer and gave the fans all they could in remembrance of him. Team GT’s Robby Woods honored Huseman by painting his once blue truck green and adorning it with dozens of memorial stickers. Josh Merrell, also of Team GT, donated 2,000 commemorative shirts with proceeds going entirely to the Huseman family.

During Saturday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder took the lead early on.   Fighting hard to lead the pack, Renezeder was forced into second after bumping into another driver. Renezeder battled back, but was unable to regain his ground, finishing in second followed by Merrell in third. Josh Merrell took his first podium finish in the LOORRS series and his new truck and determination paid off this weekend.

In Sunday’s Pro 4 race, Renezeder hit the track again, determined to maintain his lead in points.   A full-course caution was thrown when Merrell’s truck rolled on the opening lap in the turn seven chicane. On the restart, Renezeder went inside to take the lead, but was pushed back to second when he took turn five too aggressively and ended up on two wheels. The battle continued and he was neck-in-neck for the lead. Renezeder closed the gap on the final turn, taking the lead and the 97th win of his career, with only three more wins till he reaches a monumental 100.

To catch up-to-the-minute Team GT action, follow @teamgt on Twitter.

Anaheim Hills, CA – Casey Currie was all-in at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in his No. 2 Monster Energy General Tire Nissan, contending for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Championship. With some intense racing, and a couple of set backs, Casey drove hard and pushed through to finish the weekend strong, with one race remaining in the season—his final chance to put it all on the table.

Qualifying 10th after some steering issues on Friday, Casey was down, but not out. Saturday’s race would again challenge the team with some set backs and thus yield a less than stellar finish, only to turn up the team’s focus and motivation to push even harder for the win on Sunday.

“We had a great truck today,” noted Casey of Saturday’s race. “I started 10th and quickly made my way through the field. We got all the way up to 4th and lost brakes when a rock broke a brake line—very disappointing, but out of our hands.”

Game-face on for Sunday, Casey knew he had to break through traffic and move through the pack to prevent the front-runners from gaining too much ground. Casey succeeded, moving from 13th to 3rd before the competition yellow tightened the pack back up. Once in the number 3 position, Casey managed to hold off fellow Monster Energy driver Cameron Steele until Steele made a pass at turn one after battling door-to-door with Casey on the front stretch. Casey would stay on him but cross the finish in 4th.

“Starting from 13th we had our work cut out for us,” Casey reflects. “We made our way through the field as fast as possible getting up to 3rd. We had some great battles and we have the truck working very well. There is some homework to do, but come time for Firebird, we will be ready.”

Off-track and back in the pits, fans stopped in to get a picture with Casey and the No. 2 Monster Energy General Tire Nissan, many admiring the full-sized “Huseman #36” signage on the hood in memory of fellow Monster Energy driver Rick Huseman. Miss Magnaflow Exhaust’s presence also brightened up the pit area as she signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

Casey’s hard driving and skill overcame the weekend’s obstacles and advanced him to 5th in championship points in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series. He will make his last stop of the season at Firebird Raceway for the final round of the Lucas Oil Championship and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Challenge Cup. Catch him December 10-11 for the action at Firebird Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on Casey Currie, visit CaseyCurrie.com, become a fan at Facebook/OfficialCaseyCurrie or follow Casey on Twitter at Twitter.com/caseycurrie

The latest Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) short course action took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend as the race community paid their final respects to Pro4 Unlimited competitor Rick Huseman.  Huseman’s life was cut short three weeks ago in a small plane crash that also took his brother Jeff and friend Danny Hicks.  Many teams were running No. 36 stickers on their trucks to honor Huseman, including reigning Pro2 Unlimited champion Rob MacCachren.

Seventeen Pro2 Unlimited trucks entered the track on Saturday as the sun set on a beautiful day in Las Vegas.  Rob Mac started on the second row in the ROCKSTAR Energy / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck, putting him in the thick of the action on the longest LOORRS track in the series.  Rob battled Robby Woods and fellow ROCKSTAR Energy athlete Brian Deegan for second place throughout the race, eventually besting both adversaries.  MacCachren even moved up to dive inside of the race leader on the final turn but bicycled in a rut; only his considerable skill and some help from the BFGoodrich tires keeping him from turning turtle and giving up a podium position.  Rob ended up in second on Saturday, closing Deegan’s series points lead and building a cushion ahead of Carl Renezeder in third place.

Sunday brought cooler temperatures as Las Vegas race fans cheered on hometown favorite MacCachren in the day’s main event.  Rockstar Rob started on the first row and jumped out to an early lead that he never relinquished.  MacCachren’s ROCKSTAR Energy / BFGoodrich Tires / MasterCraft Safety truck was perfectly intact at the end of the race, something that is unheard of in the rough and tumble world of short course racing.  Slick track conditions were giving other competitors fits in the myriad corners on the course, allowing Rob Mac’s superior driving skills to shine.

The weekend’s results mirror the last stop in Arizona, where MacCachren came in second on Saturday and was victorious on Sunday.  Only one race remains in the season, and in order for Rockstar Rob to win his fourth straight championship he needs not only to win, but for first place competitor Brian Deegan to falter.  Short course is not the only place that Rob Mac is looking to win a championship though.  This week he heads south to Mexico to begin prerunning the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race course in his quest for a SCORE season championship in the elite Trophy Truck class.  MacCachren is currently second in points in SCORE International in his No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy / MasterCraft Safety / BFGoodrich Tires Jimco Trophy Truck.  This year’s Baja 1000 course uses much of the terrain that Rob has already been victorious on early thi s season, so overall victory is not improbable.  For the latest Rob MacCachren updates follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/21RobMac.

Multiple news sources are reporting that off-road racer Rick Huseman was in a plane crash yesterday near Barstow, California, that killed he and the two other passengers, among them his brother Jeff.

The small plane was attempting to make an emergency landing at the Barstow/Dagget Airport while returning home on Sunday after attending the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday night.


Huseman began racing in the late ‘90s. In 2009, he earned the Traxxas TORC Series Championship in Pro 4. He backed up that impressive season with the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Championship in 2010. He was currently in second place in the 2011 Lucas Oil Series. Huseman was also selected as the 2010 Dirt Sports Magazine Driver of the Year.

Huseman was 38 years old.

View a video recapping Rick Huseman’s 2010 season en route to his Dirt Sports award:

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This Saturday, October 15th, at 2:00 PM EST. (10:00 AM PST.) don’t miss Round 12 of the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The E3 Sparkplugs Duel in the Desert, Presented by GEICO will feature intense racing action from the Pro-4 and Pro-2 divisions at SpeedWorld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ.

The close point battles in both division makes this CBS Sports Spectacular presented by Toyota one of the most thrilling events of the season. The Pro-4 Championship Chase is as exciting as ever and Carl Renezeder is the new points leader as he has surged ahead of defending champion, Rick Huseman. Huseman is only 11 points behind Renezeder and has 6 wins on the season, making the podium in every race except for 2. Kyle LeDuc is the wild card as he has 3 wins on the season and was the #1 Qualifier and Race Winner in Round 11.

This Sunday, May 8th, at 10 A.M. Pacific (1 P.M. Eastern) don’t miss the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The MagnaFlow Off Road Nationals Presented by General Tire will showcase intense wheel-to-wheel racing action of the Pro-2 and Pro-4 divisions from Round 3 at Speedworld in Surprise, AZ.

The Pro-4 event features fifteen 900HP fire breathing 4 wheel drive trucks punching their way through the competition. Rick Huseman leads the field consuming the most points available so far through Rounds 1 and 2. Huseman aims to keep his E3 Sparkplugs Toyota in front and the winning streak alive while Kyle LeDuc and the 3 truck Rockstar Makita Team offers great competition.

The Pro-2 division is thick with talent and its anyone’s race up for grabs. “The Man” of course to beat, is 2010 Pro-2 Champion Rob MaCcachren in the Rockstar Energy Ford. After a DQ in Round 1 and a DNF in Round 2, Rob Mac is looking for redemption and to gain some points to retain his title. Pro-2 Rookie, Brian Deegan leads the class points going into Rounds 3 but with a full field of over twenty trucks and guys like Carl Renezeder it is sure to be an exciting race.

The Speedworld short course is one of the most technical and challenging tracks in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series. Seven corners featuring tight hairpins, steep banked turns, and high speed sweepers to big air table tops and a rough & tumble mogul field, CBS Sports fans and motorsports enthusiasts alike will be treated to the best off road racing action and truck loads of carnage.

Tune into CBS this Sunday at 10AM PST. / 1PM EST. for all the best action from Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Round 3.