TOOELE, UTAH— When the dust settled at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Sunday two new faces had ascended to the top step of the podium in the SuperLite Championship Series — Patrick Clark positioning himself for a run at the overall points championship and Wyatt Kirchner breaking out as one of the youngest racers to win a SuperLite showdown.

Saturday’s SuperLite race was Patrick Clark’s from seconds after the start. The Las Vegas racer jumped out to a commanding lead and never let up, taking it to a stacked field of SuperLite racers and coming away with his first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series win.

“My heart’s still pounding,” said Clark, following the finish. “I knew what I had to do when I got out there. Off the start, got out around the outside, just held it open, put my head down, wanted to keep the lead, stay smooth, stay out front.”

Overall points leader RJ Anderson (Walker Evans Racing/SoCal Super Trucks) battled hard all race to move up from deep in the pack and come away with second place.

“I was just trying to pick them off, be smooth and keep my head on. That’s what we ended up doing. On a day like this, you can’t complain too much about second,” said Anderson.

Kawasaki/Monster Energy’s Chad George also started at the back of the field, but wrung every bit of horsepower out of his truck on the last lap to pass Jacob Person and take third place at the line.

“We knew it was going to be me and R.J. (Anderson), moving from the back to the front. We both started dead last,” said George. “We knew that Pat (Clark) was going to just break out. He was up front, and on a track like this, it’s as many passes as you can get, and we got the third place. I’m so pumped, just throwing the car in there.”

In Sunday’s race, SuperLite siblings Wyatt and Dawson Kirchner both took to the front of the pack and raced hard for the finish.

Anderson got in between them, finding himself in what he called a “Kirchner sandwich,” before a fight to the finish that saw Wyatt take the checkered flag, Anderson finish second and Dawson come in third.

“Everyone was running really good. Those General Tires were hooking up great. I have no complaints. I felt like I ran a good race and was fortunate enough to land a first place,” said Wyatt Kirchner.

Wyatt’s spotters in the pit where pumped full of adrenaline as he pushed toward the line with the lead.

“He was screaming at me the whole time, ‘Inside, inside, inside. You’ve got to beat him,’” said Kirchner. “I’ve got to thank my family and the Lord for keeping me safe, General Tire, Oakley, Speed Racing and Bull Barbeque.”

Kirchner’s patience behind Pat Clark and Brent Fouch paid off, as the two tangled up and allowed him to run to the front of the race.

Anderson praised Wyatt Kirchner’s racing down the stretch.

“He drove awesome. Being out in front, I don’t know if it’s his first time or not, I was trying to be really clean, and he never even made one mistake. So in the last lap, I was like, if he’s not going to give it to me, I guess I’m going to have to try, but it didn’t end up working,” said Anderson. “I can’t thank all the guys who help me enough. All my crew who busted their butts all weekend. We ran three classes. They busted their butt for every single one, worked into the night, worked into the morning. That’s the real success story here. On a day like this, I’m happy to bring home second.”

Torchmate-sponsored Dawson Kirchner’s third place finish follows up a win in round 6 of the SuperLite series.

For more information on SuperLite racing or the Arrive and Drive program, go to: www.superlitechampionship.com.

Reno, Nev. — RJ Anderson’s stranglehold on first place in the SuperLite Championship Series will be tested over two demanding races June 25 and 26, as the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rolls into the Miller Motorsports Park outside of Salt Lake City, Utah to unleash its ferocious brand of high-flying truck racing into a stadium of adrenaline-thirsty motorsports fanatics.

Torchmate/Speed Technologies’ Dawson Kirchner arrives at rounds seven and eight on a hot streak, boasting some blistering qualifying times and a first place finish from his round five and six performance at Glen Helen Raceway. But Kirchner will have his hands full, battling Walker Evans Racing/SoCal SuperTruck’s RJ Anderson, who locked down the points lead after his round one win and has never let loose. Running at the front of the pack, he starts the weekend with a towering 24-points over second place Pat Clark in the 16-race circuit.

RENO, NV— A showdown looms this weekend on the dirt track of Glen Helen Raceway May 21 and 22 in what could be a decisive weekend in the hotly contested 16-race SuperLite Series Championship. Red-hot racer Jacob Person will battle two formidable hometown favorites — overall points leader RJ Anderson and veteran podium-placer Chad George — before a notoriously vocal, and packed, San Bernardino stadium.

But while Anderson, George and Person make up the race’s likely frontrunners, the unpredictable nature of SuperLite, illustrated by Jacob Person’s dramatic sweep of first-place at his hometown Surprise, Ariz. stadium in SuperLite rounds 3 and 4, leaves the door open for a talented cast of aggressive racers hungry for the podium. Person, who had not won a SuperLite race in his career, dominated the competition for back-to-back wins in Arizona in mid-April, and in one weekend catapulted himself into the hunt for the overall points championship.

The razor-thin margins separating SuperLite’s elite in the overall points standings, will have each racer pinning the pedal to the floor over challenging moguls, through tight turns and entering Glen Helen’s gravity-defying jumps.

Walker-Evans-sponsored Anderson won the first stop of the series and has not relinquished his grip on the points lead since. But Kawasaki’s Chad George, who narrowly missed taking the championship last season, sits right behind him in second, 15 points off the lead. Tightly packed behind Anderson and George, sit Las Vegas’s Pat Clark (third), followed by Person. Only seven points separate Clark and Person.

A big weekend like Person’s performance in Arizona could upset the points rankings and launch a racer into prime position for a podium finish in the championship. Watch for talented young drivers like Wyatt Kirchner, currently 15 points out of third place, and Torchmate-sponsored Dawson Kirchner to race fast and hard, shooting for a top finish to push them up in the points standings.

Expect the hometown crowd to erupt in vocal support for Anderson and George — two drivers with families deeply rooted in the Southern California off-road tradition.

But before the races begin, the SuperLite stop in Glen Helen will get off to a somber start, as the entire SuperLite family pays tribute to a fellow competitor, friend, exceptional athlete and world-class person.

Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who piloted the General Tire SuperLite truck to one win and a top-five position in the first four stops of the series, died tragically last month while riding the “Rip To The Tip” adventure motorcycle ride in Baja. The entire Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will launch its two-day race weekend at Glen Helen Raceway with a special opening ceremony tribute to begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 21.

Kargola first rose to prominence as a world-famous motocross athlete, but proved equally skilled at desert racing and short-course stadium dirt contests. He is being remembered by the SuperLite family as a humble, fun-loving, generous person with a thousand-watt smile.

The SuperLite series, part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, takes to the track at Glen Helen Raceway on May 21 and 22 at in San Bernardino, Calif.  For more information on The SuperLite Championship Series or the series’ popular “Arrive & Drive” program please visit www.superlitechampionship.com.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, and for tickets, visit: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com.

RENO, NV— The last bolts are being tightened, the dents and gashes from last race’s crashes repaired, and the drivers itching to be back on dirt chasing the SuperLite Championship Series crown at the Surprise, Ariz. Speedworld Off-Road Park for rounds three and four of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, April 16 and 17.

Walker Evans Racing’s RJ Anderson and General Tire’s Jeff “Ox” Kargola each jumped to the top of the leader board with their respective wins in the first two rounds of SuperLite racing action. But they’ll have to keep at bay a pack of hungry racers, including Torchmate’s CJ Greaves — Dirt Sports Magazine’s Rookie of the Year for 2010 — Dawson Kirchner, Jessie Johnson (brother of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson) and SiriusXM radio host Jason Ellis. skateboarder and MMA fighter

Yokohama Tires-backed Pat Clark and Kawasaki’s Chad George, who finished second and third respectively in the first round of the series, will pull out all the stops in their plight to conquer the Speedworld Off Road Park podium.

The highly competitive field will put on a horsepower-and-adrenaline-fueled show for the fans, trading paint, mashing fenders and jostling fiercely for position in the crowded and talented 2011 SuperLite racing field.

The two Surprise, Ariz. races are the third and fourth contests in a nationally-televised, 16-race series that culminates in the championship in December. SuperLite racing is part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

The big air jumps, carnage-producing corners and fender-to-fender action of SuperLite racing has landed it coverage in CBS, SPEED TV, as well as features in publications that include Maxim, Auto Week and Road and Track.

For more information on the SuperLite Championship Series and SuperLite’s “Arrive and Drive” package, which turns race fans into off-road racers, go to: http://www.superlitechampionship.com