LeDuc-Lucas-Oil-10-1-13The 2013 season is quickly coming to an end and the final night race of the summer took place under the lights of Las Vegas. Team JCRI and Kyle LeDuc arrived in Vegas to set up and it wasn’t long before the #98 Monster Energy/JCRI Pro2 was out on the course and getting some seat time. This is the second time this season that the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has come to the track at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. LeDuc had great results his first time on this track in the JCRI built Pro2, with a 5th place finish. However rounds 13 & 14 wouldn’t see the same outcome for the team.

Thursdays practice would put LeDuc in the middle of the pack and qualifying didn’t go as planned when LeDuc pulled off the course on the first lap with issues plaguing the truck. The team would not be able to get the truck up and running in time for the two back to back qualifying session’s and LeDuc would have to start the races in the back. The disappointed team did not let this hinder their drive to get onto the podium and come race time as the light of the sun faded behind the mountains and the track lights brightened up the course, LeDuc staged for Friday nights race.

The green flag was let loose and the 17 Pro2 trucks were set free and off into turn one. As the #70 of Menzies would spin out and numerous trucks piled up, LeDuc avoided the chaos and went on the outside of turn one and made up valuable positions. LeDuc was now on the rear bumper of Beat and attempted to pass just when a flat tire cursed the driver and he had to pull into the hot pit. LeDuc came out of the pit a lap down but still continued to put the pressure on those in front of him. Despite being a lap down, LeDuc finished round 13 in seventh place.

Lucas-Oil-Regional-Off-Road-Arizona-3-19-13This Saturday, September 28th, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series-AZ will once again invade the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.  Bring your chairs and shade, or opt to tailgate while watching some of the most intense, dirt slinging, high flying, 4 wheel door to door action on dirt.

The feature of the entertainment will be your best local off-road racers competing to finish strong in the first race of the fall season. There is a full day of races composed of 14 different classes that drivers compete in at the ASCC Lucas Oil Regional Series: 1. Open V8 Truck  2. Ultra 4×4.  3. BigO Tires Unlimited UTV  4. Stock RZR UTV   5. McMullen Fabrication and Transaxel Jr2 Karts  6. Jr1 Karts  7. Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens Modified Karts  8.  Open Pro  9. Weller Racing SR1 UTV  10. Hellion Mini Stock Trucks  11. Mini Mod Trucks  12. Foddrill Limited Buggy  13. Foddrill’s 1600 Desert Limited Class – There is an additional $500 purse on this class for the opening round compliments of Foddrill Motorsports.  14.  Select Glass Full Stock Trucks.

Fouch-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-7-25-13San Diego, CA – Noah Fouch is aiming for the stars in the next Lucas Oil Off Road Racing event at Glen Helen International Raceway. Rounds 9 & 10 will mark the start of the second half of the 2013 season. The ProLite division is stacked with talent and the top dogs have all marked their territory by collecting points and earning top ranking for a championship.

Noah Fouch is aiming his #52 Ford ProLite Truck for the stars and will be racing to claim the top finishes at this critical juncture in the season. Noah is a level-headed high school senior and he believes to know exactly how to achieve the best results. “Right now, I am just outside the top 5 and my heaviest competition is in the way. Our goal all along has come down to finishing consistently and ending each race with some solid points. I have proven that I can run in the top five every time I’m on the track. It is time to step it up and aim for the podium. My team is super focused and the truck is dialed running the best it has ever been. I think we will have the extra edge needed to chase down the leaders and break the top three. At this point in the season, my mind is set on winning and for me and my team that is worth the extra risk.  I’m going to keep my eyes on the big prize and I plan to be in the top three at the end of the weekend.”

LFort Mill, SC – June 18, 2013 – Team GT veteran, Carl Renezeder, has himself a six-pack…of wins that is.  To date, in the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season, Renezeder has managed to take home all six of the Pro-4 winner trophies.  In fact, he has an eight race Pro-4 winning streak that dates back to the Challenge Cup in 2012.  This weekend at Miller Motorsports Park, Renezeder looks to extend that streak to 10 and add to his list of 111 career wins.

While Renezeder makes winning look easy, the competition in LOORRS is anything but.  To win a LOORRS race a driver needs tenacity, finesse, assertiveness and a good set of General Tire Red Letter Grabbers.  The combination of changing track conditions, truck set-up and the other 15+ drivers around you, make for some dicey situations but Renezeder has the right combination figured out and we sat down with him this week to find out how he makes the on-track magic happen.  Here’s what he had to say:

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Drivers on BFGoodrich®  Tires captured three class wins and eight total podium finishes at rounds five and six of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park over the weekend.

Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren led a pack of drivers that included Sheldon Creed and Steven Greinke claiming wins in their respective classes.

Racers on BFGoodrich Tires captured six Optima Fastest Lap awards out of the total eight races on the weekend.

The long and high jumps that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is known for played a key role in passing and needed toughness of trucks and tires to withstand the door-to-door action as well as the impact and hard turning created at the track.

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.”

Noah-Fouch-Lucas-Oil-5-8-13San Diego, CA – Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted Rounds 3 & 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series under a warm April Sun. The ProLite division was once again stacked with 26 competitors. Noah Fouch came out blazing hot and burned through the field to provide great racing action.

Noah Fouch Racing came into the weekend feeling very positive about their chances to do well. The team is on point and the gear is dialed with some of the very best equipment in the ProLite class. “After coming so close to the podium in the opening rounds at Firebird, I know I that have what it takes to get on the box,” stated Noah early on before Friday’s practice. “Our goal is to stay consistent, not make mistakes and finish in the top 5 while working our way up to the podium. If we do that every race, we will be in contention for a championship.”

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So whether it’s in your Shop or alongside the race course, AGM’s uni-ball tool is perfect portable solution to Uni-ball exchange.

Casey-Currie-Lucas-Oil-3-19-13CORONA, Calif. (March 19, 2013) – Casey Currie and the Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan team started the season off on a high note this weekend, leaving Phoenix’s Firebird International Raceway second in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite standings. Despite having to pass nearly the entire field on both Saturday and Sunday, Currie brought home finishes of third and fifth, respectively.

After dialing in his Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan during Friday’s practice, Currie was excited to get the season started. A small change before qualifying didn’t work as well as he hoped, resulting in the 10th fastest time. Despite the mid-pack start, Currie worked his way to the front of the field and into the top five. Near the halfway point of the race, Currie was t-boned in a corner, cutting down a tire and forcing him into the hot pit during the full-course yellow. After the restart, he methodically carved his way up from 29th all the way to podium where he finished third.

Corona, Calif. (March 11, 2013)Ready-Lift-Lucas-Oil-3-11-13 – ReadyLIFT Suspension, Inc. will continue with Team Lucas for a third straight season in 2013, focusing its partnership on both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series.

The ReadyLIFT Off Road Suspension Toyota Tundra will be the pace truck of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Official Suspension of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series.

“ReadyLIFT has been involved through sponsorship of short course off road racing teams since 2007,” Chief Executive Officer Scott Poncher said. “When the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series was developed, we at ReadyLIFT saw this as a great opportunity to get more involved–to be a part of something we knew would be great for both the racers and the race fans. The powerful and very robust television package that Lucas Oil Production Studios provides has been and will continue to be, a very lucrative attraction for ReadyLIFT.”