LAS VEGAS, NV – Ryan Hagy, charges the podium and takes home his first win in the #27 SuperLite class at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) round 14 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV.  Hagy traditionally known as a Freestyle MX rider is proving that the Ox brand truck has a winning spirit and a vivacious focus for staying on the podium this season.

“Finally got the monkey off my back,” said Ryan Hagy. “This win is for Ox!

I have been very focused on getting a win in my rookie season and I guess Vegas is my lucky track.  With one more race in the season, there is still more to come. ”

Hagy is currently in 3rd place in points and is in contention for the championship race. Hagy started the season off right with a solid performance during the LOORRS season opener with a 3rd place podium and back it up at Firestone in Arizona with a 2nd place finish during round 5 and a 3rd place in round 6. During his desert racing debut this season at the BITD Mint 400 he took home a strong 2nd place finish in the 7200 class. Firebird Raceway in Chandler, AZ is up next and Hagy is focused on another win to finish the season out right!

Fort Mill, SC – May 22, 2012. With temperatures pushing triple-digits, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) descended upon Surprise, Arizona and Speedworld Park for rounds five and six this past weekend. Team GT member Ryan Hagy posted back-to-back podiums finishing second and third in his No. 5 Valli Construction/Rockstar truck while Dawson Kirchner also posted a podium in Super Lite. Sporting a special G.I. Joe: Retaliation paint scheme, Carl Renezeder ran up front and posted one podium on the weekend while Casey Currie put his No. 2 Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan on the podium twice in Pro Lite Unlimited.

During round five action on Saturday, Hagy came from fourth to second to post his first podium of the weekend in Super Lite competition. Kirchner followed Hagy in a close third in the No. 18 General Tire/Method Racing Wheels truck. Hagy was hot on the heels of the leader during Sunday’s showdown but some close competition and a few cautions forced Hagy to settle for third giving him back-to-back podiums on the weekend.

“The competition was tough as a few of the top driver’s raced in multiple classes giving them more track time,” said Hagy following this weekend’s event. As for his championship hopes, Hagy said, “Well the first few rounds were tough for me as I had major mechanical issues which left me with bad finishes but after this weekend its put me back in the top three for points. So if I can continue to be consistent than I feel that I am a contender.”


According to a post on the Metal Mulisha site, Jeff “Ox” Kargola passed away today while riding his dirt bike with friends and family outside of San Felipe in the 2011 Rip to the Tip ride. According to the post on MetalMulisha.com, Kargola was attended to by medical personnel on site and was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries.

He passed early this afternoon with his best friends Cameron Steele, Ryan Hagy, Chad Peebles, Ryan Cropley, Rich Niggemann, Mark Moss and Trigger Gumm.

Kargola was a two-time winner of the SCORE San Felipe 250 (most recently this year at the 2011 race with teammate Colton Udall), winner of an AMA District 37 night race last year, competitor in the 2010 X Games (where he competed  in Step Up) and recent winner of Round 2 of the Super Lite class on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

“Words can’t express the emotions I am feeling. I love Jeff like a son and he was riding with all of his best friends he grew up with in San Clemente,” said Cameron Steele.

The Metal Mulisha site noted that more information will be released soon on arrangements for Jeff “Ox” Kargola. Kargola was 27 years old and lived in San Clemente, California.

Source: Metal Mulisha