GILBERT, AZ: This weekend kicks off the 6th year of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona presented by ADS Shocks. The series is a grass-roots short course racing organization that follows the same rules as the National Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series, allowing more opportunities for spectators and participants to attend off-road racing events local to the Phoenix area. “We have another action packed schedule lined up for the Arizona racers. We have commitments from drivers ranging in age from 7 to 72, featuring some of the best off-roaders in Arizona,” said Tim Jones, Series Owner. “We have a list of high-profile racers already entered into this weekends race including The Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr, Pro Off-Road driver Corry Weller and many other Lucas Oil racers that will be putting in their testing before the professional season starts. Yes, you can meet these racers in a more relaxed and open environment, or race against them!”
Crandon, Wis. — Andrew Caddell and Rob MacCachren picked up two more wins for Mopar® and Ram Truck on Sunday, June 17, with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series during the Brush Run races at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin. Caddell was victorious in PRO Light, while MacCachren won the 19th Annual Chairman’s Cup Challenge, a non-points special event that pitted PRO 2 drivers again PRO 4 drivers at the conclusion of the weekend.
“Congratulations to Andrew Caddell and Rob MacCachren for winning today at Crandon,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The beginning of the 2012 season has been another outstanding one for Mopar Ram Truck drivers. The power that the Mopar engines produce and the reliability of the Ram Truck is second to none. We look forward to returning to the track in a few weeks in Chicago to battle for more victories.”
Caddell, who lined up 10th on the grid in PRO Light in his Mopar Ram, used a strong launch on the famed “Land Rush” standing start, and was running fourth coming into the first turn on the opening lap. He charged to the outside of Keegan Kincaid to take the third spot before the first lap was completed. On the second circuit, Caddell was able to work his way past Randy Eller to move into the runner-up position. The native of Graham, Wash., inherited the lead during the mandatory competition caution on the fifth lap, after early race leader C.J. Greaves was penalized one position for jumping the initial start.