During the last visit that the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) made to Speedworld Off Road Park, Rob MacCachren led the Pro2 Unlimited field flag to flag, leaving the competition in the dust. In this weekend’s return to Surprise, Arizona for Rounds 5 and 6 of LOORRS racing, Rob Mac had to fight a lot harder to put ROCKSTAR Energy Drink and Makita Power Tools on the top of the podium. MacCachren qualified first for Round 5, but a two row inversion meant that he wouldn’t be leading flag to flag this time around.
Rob Mac fans wondered if the track conditions would be conducive to passing or if the No. 21 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Power Tools / BFGoodrich Tires truck would be stuck in the middle of the pack in a dull race. Instead the faithful fans were treated to what many are calling the best race of the year; not only in LOORRS premier Pro2 Unlimited class but in all of short course racing. MacCachren was engaged in an all-out war with Carl Renezeder, Jeremy McGrath, Greg Adler, and Robert Naughton all battling for the lead. Rob’s position on the track varied from fifth to second with passing at every corner, and at the mandatory caution he was sitting in third place on the track. The pace was so frenzied at one point that McGrath actually landed on Renezeder’s roof! While everyone made a valiant effor t there can be only one winner, and on this day it was Rob MacCachren. MacCachren took the lead with four laps remaining and never looked back. He also set the fast lap on Saturday as well, hitting speeds over 70 mph when the BFGoodrich tires put down all 800 horsepower from the Patton Race Engines.