Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11LAKE ELSINORE, California – This weekend (May 17-19) the largest crowd in the history of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series presented by Geico is expected to pack Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park for the fifth and sixth rounds of this year’s 15-round series.

That doesn’t surprise the drivers at all.

“Elsinore is built on the concept of showing what a short-course race truck can really do,” reigning Pro 4 Unlimited class champion Kyle LeDuc said. “These trucks are made to fly, to do unbelievable things, and I think the Elsinore track really shows it.
“We’ll be 18 or 20 feet off the ground and in the air for 150 feet or so. Distance-wise, it depends on how much testosterone you’ve got. It’s up to the driver. And you’re doing it six inches from the guy next to you who’s doing the same thing.”

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.

FULLERTON, CA. – Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Cameron Steele won his first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series event of the year, taking first in the Pro Buggy class at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California, April 21-22.  Steele claimed victory riding on off-the-shelf Geolandar A/T-S+ tires.

“It was a tough race,” said Steele, the 2010 Pro Buggy champ, “but the Yokohama Geolandars did their job and helped secure the win for the Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy/Yokohama Pro Buggy. They really handled the course well. Thanks to the team and Yokohama tires for all the help.”

“Great to see Cameron get his first win of the season,” said Duane Sampson, Yokohama’s motorsports manager. “He’s a seasoned veteran, ran a smart race and our Geolandar A/T-S tires never let him down.”The next Lucas Oil race in the eight-event series, which combines the Midwest tradition of short course off-road racing with a West Coast influence, is May 19-20 at Speedworld Off-Road Park in Surprise, Arizona.

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LAKE FOREST, CA – Not only did Carl Renezeder win three Lucas Oil Off Road Races this weekend, he came within 0.203 seconds of making a clean sweep of the Pro-2 and Pro-4 divisions, finishing second to Kyle LeDuc on Sunday in one of the best battles of the season.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a weekend like this,” commented a relieved Renezeder after the final race of the weekend.  “It just felt so good to be able to attack and battle this weekend.  I’ll remember these races for a long time.”

You’d have to go back to the first half of the 2009 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season to find three wins in one weekend for Renezeder.  He did it on the inaugural weekend in Primm, Nevada, and then again in rounds five and six in Lake Elsinore, California, but neither of them had a second-place finish to round out the weekend like this last one did.