Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-5-22-13Lake Elsinore, CA – After posting great results at rounds 3 and 4 in Las Vegas, Team LoanMart was hoping for a little smooth sailing at rounds 5 and 6 in Lake Elsinore. With the level of competition in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series, that’s just not possible. Every round has been an intense battle on and off the track. With most of the LoanMart teams going through a season of firsts, the only constant has been the amount of work put in by the entire team, their steady progression and the consistent performance of defending Prolite champion RJ Anderson. RJ did not finish round 5 but came back with his third win of the season in round 6. “It was awesome taking our third win of the season,” said RJ, “I think we have proved to be the team to beat, we just need to focus on improving our Saturday finishes.”

For Oscar Rodriguez, it was a bit of a mental challenge. “Our weekend started cautious as I had a previous injury at lake Elsinore during testing,” said Oscar, “Saturday I was a bit overly cautious and managed to avoid the wreck to finish 14th out of 28. On Sunday, I felt great and was driving aggressive. If it was not for a flat, I would have been well within the top ten. Mentally, Elsinore is the hardest track for me, I look at the other tracks as a piece of cake, we’ll see.”

Loanmart-Elsinore-Lucas-5-15-13Lake Elsinore, CA – Every track in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series has its own unique character. The Track in Lake Elsinore, California is dominated by a very steep take off ramp that leads to a huge table-top jump that dominates the center of the track. When the wind blows across the lake, it can get downright scary. Get it right and you become a fan favorite. Misjudge the take-off and you have a long time to think about it before you come down.

Speaking of coming down, If you have not had a chance to meet the LoanMart team in person, they will be attending the LoanMart pre-race party at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery at 26520 Ynez road in nearby Temecula on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. The team will have tons of swag and be on hand to sign autographs and meet the fans. Corry Weller will raffle off a full door from her Pro4 race truck. “I’m really looking forward to the pre-party, especially since LoanMart is putting so much into it… AND it’s at the Tilted Kilt,” says Corry, “I am really looking forward to Elsinore. We made some changes to the truck, I can’t wait to see how we do out there!” The Tilted Kilt will have plenty of great food and drinks. In addition to all the fun, Master Splinter and the Shredders will be playing live music.

LAKE ELSINORE, CA– The 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship season came to a well-earned, celebratory close for the Rockstar Energy Racing teams in Lake Elsinore, CA, a city known for helping launch the sport of dirt bike racing. Despite overwhelming heat, all the Rockstar athletes gave 100 percent at Saturday’s inaugural Lake Elsinore National, which was held at an all-new facility and a completely revamped racetrack.

Leading the 250 class for Rockstar Energy Racing was Blake Wharton, who finished the day in a solid eighth overall. Wharton got good starts in both motos, riding smart and consistent races to finish eighth in both events. Additionally, Wharton finished seventh in the overall championship points.

“The track was good,” said Wharton of the new course. “It was technical and I’m glad to finish the last round healthy. I’m already thinking about what I can do better next year. I’m looking forward to a break and then getting back to it. I learned a lot this year, and hopefully I can build off of this. I had some ups and downs this season, but that happens. I look forward to next year and will try to keep my head up.”