Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-3-21-13Chandler, AZ – The LoanMart Racing team set out for the first rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Firebird International Raceway with new trucks, new classes and new challenges. Austin Kimbrell was back for another year of racing but in a new Pro-2 truck instead of his familiar Prolite from last year. Pro-2 is loaded with some of the best drivers on the planet. Not only does Austin need to get up to speed quickly but he has to do it against a long list of championship contenders.

He put in some very fast laps during testing the week before the race, so he felt confident coming into the race weekend. He qualified 13th Saturday morning just a few tenths of a second outside the top ten and had plenty more for the race. After only three laps, a power steering hose leaked fluid until the pump ran dry leaving Austin stranded without steering. “It was unbelievable, said Austin, “We ran 60 laps and the truck was fine. I’m not sure if the hose was nicked by a rock but it ended our race in a hurry.”

Austin Kimbrell is heading to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series / LoanMart “Fight under the Lights” being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 21-22 with a new sponsor and a new strategy. LoanMart, a leading provider of auto title loans, is sponsoring Kimbrell Racing’s FiberwerX Ford Raptor bodied, Toyo Tires, Method Race Wheels, Rusty’s Off-Road Products, Hughes Performance Pro Lite for the remainder of this season and through 2013.

They are also a LOORRS series sponsor and title sponsor for the Las Vegas race. LoanMart currently sponsors Lucas Oil’s Modified series and is excited to become a big part of the off-road series as well.

Austin Kimbrell and his dedicated crew put in another solid effort at rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The LOORRS shortcourse event was held at the new Wild West Motorsports Park outside Reno, Nevada. This brand new 1.2-mile track that climbed and dropped with the rolling hills, promised to deliver door-to-door racing at top speeds.

The imposing track was filled with long straits, big drops and tricky turns. Turn four, Austin’s favorite, had a nice radius but dropped in elevation, which made it similar to the famous corkscrew turn at Laguna Seca. If the reaction from the jam-packed stands were any indication, Austin wasn’t the only one who liked turn four. Getting the track dialed in would be the same challenge for all the teams and drivers.