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.

Dave-Mason-Jr-Lucas-oil-6-28-13Tooele, UT – Alumi Craft racers have been hugely successful in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Geoffrey Cooley, John Fitzgerald and Bradley Morris have all stood on the podium multiple times this season. At the previous rounds 7 and 8 in Tooele, Utah, John Fitzgerald added another third place finish and Geoffrey Cooley took his second win of the season.

Alumi Craft racers standing on the podium has been a common sight in the ultra-competitive Pro Buggy class but nobody has been more successful than points leader Dave Mason. His record is just plain amazing. He has been on the podium every race this season in his Competitive Metals / Mickey Thompson Tires / Alumi Craft; eight podiums in a row. His consistent finishes have kept him at the top of the championship points standings.

Alumi-Craft-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-3-19-13Chandler, AZ – The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2013 season opener at Firebird International Raceway delivered great results for Alumi Craft Race Cars. The word is out; if you want to run out front, get an Alumi Craft. The 16 car field included eight Alumi Craft cars that performed flawlessly all weekend. New Alumi Craft racers to the Pro Buggy fray are Veteran buggy racer John Fitzgerald, Dillon Reimer and Sterling Cling.

Qualifying on Saturday saw Bradley Morris second fastest followed by Geoffrey Cooley, Larry Job and Dave Mason Jr. rounding out the top five. The qualifying session went well but the main event would be the true test. Saturday’s race results saw a repeat of qualifying order but with Dave Mason Jr. and Larry Job switching positions and John Fitzgerald moving into the top five. The order was the same but not the placing. Bradley Morris took the win and Alumi Craft racers took all top five finishing positions.

Completing one of the most successful seasons in the history of short course racing, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is preparing for two final curtain-call performances next weekend at Chandler, Arizona’s famed Firebird International Raceway. Scheduled for October 27-28, the weekend’s packed schedule of racing in a variety of classes will be defined by two entirely different agendas – championships and money.

After the champions have been crowned, Sunday’s races will be all-out warfare to collect a piece of the massive $107,200 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup presented by MAVTV-American Real cash purse. This amount represents the largest single day cash prize award in the sport’s history, and is separate from the series championship and posted contingency awards.