Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-Finale-10-24-13Lake Elsinore, CA – The LoanMart Racing Team has battled intensely all season long in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. They have celebrated their successes and taken their lumps but never backed down from the challenge. Now they have one last race at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park to add points to their tally. They will be looking to strike on the track and also on the lanes when LoanMart Racing hosts the Bowl for Cash bowling tournament for LOORRS competitors on Friday October 25th from 8-11 pm. $1500 dollars in cash and prizes will be up for grabs but all must pre-register to attend. Email events@loanmart.com to enter and let them know if you are in the industry, a pro, kid’s competitor or in the pit crew category.

On the track, Austin Kimbrell will be fighting for position while recognizing those who are battling breast cancer. His #88 Pro-2 truck will have a special pink and black paint job and graphics to highlight breast cancer awareness month. LoanMart and Kimbrell Racing hopes to raise awareness of the disease, urge people to contribute to the cancer charity of their choice and supports those who are affected by the disease.

Loanmart-Racing-Lucas-oil-9-18-13LoanMart Racing will be spending some quality time with the fans at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series rounds 13 and 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada the second annual Loctite Fight under the Lights presented by LoanMart. Everything kicks off Thursday, September 19th from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Lucas Oil Off Road street party on Freemont Street in downtown Vegas. Of course you will have to drag yourself away from the street party at 9:00pm because that’s when the LoanMart after-party begins at the Gold Diggers Club inside the Golden Nugget. For just a $5 cover charge you can party with the LoanMart team and their fans until 3:00 a.m.; dress casual and bring your friends.

After the festivities on Thursday night you can have as much fun as you like but for the LoanMart Racing team, it will be all business. It seems that the Vegas track is the favorite of the entire team. Oscar Rodriguez will be back driving his LoanMart Prolite truck after missing a couple rounds due to business. You can bet he’s anxious to get back behind the wheel.

loanmart-racing-lucas-oil-8-28-13Reno, NV – Despite many unknowns, the LoanMart racing team was eager to hit the track at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada for rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The Wild West track is unlike any other on the circuit. It takes track time and a good baseline set-up to be successful; Most of the team had neither.

New to their respective classes, Austin Kimbrell and Corry Weller are building their databases on track set-ups for their Pro-2 and Pro-4 trucks as they go this season. Since the Wild West track is so different, the data they have from other tracks is not very useful. “There is more to it than most people think,” says Austin, “We need to come up with the proper gearing, the right torque converter, the suspension settings, shock valving, tire pressures and grooving. Teams who have raced here before have a baseline they know works. They can do minor tweaks to get it dialed in. We had to roll the dice and honestly, we were chasing our tails a little.” Austin was consistently in the top ten with ninth place finishes in both rounds but anytime you can go to a new track and run solid both days without tearing up the truck; it’s a victory.

RJ-Anderson-Loanmart-Off-Road-6-28-13Tooele, UT – The LoanMart Racing Team came to Tooele, Utah for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series prepared to give no quarter to the competition. The race marks the midpoint of the season. Opportunities to bank points towards the championship and to stand on the podium get fewer with every round. The fans were well aware of the stakes; they packed the grandstands both days to witness the action.

Sitting in fourth place in Pro-4 points coming into the weekend it was no time to take it easy for Corry Weller. “We were trying something new during practice on Saturday,” says Corry, “We were still making adjustments to the carb when we qualified; the truck still wasn’t working like we wanted.” Corry pushed the truck as hard as possible qualifying in the 8th spot. Ready to make her move early in the race on Saturday, the left front stub axle broke on the first lap leaving her with only three wheels pulling. She kept right on digging despite the unbalanced truck; fighting against the wheel for 15 laps until the checkered flag. The effort gave a 9th place finish and some valuable points.