Colorado Springs, CO (Oct 1, 2013) — Short course racing never lacks for drama. Rarely is there a dull race. Drivers push their trucks to the limit and either make a move stick or end up with a pile of crumpled wreckage. Such was the story for Brad Lovell as he and the AMSOIL / BFGoodrich Tires / Torchmate team took home two wins this weekend including the Traxxas Cup.
The weekend started with disaster as an axle shaft broke during qualifying causing Lovell to start in the back of the 18 truck field. “We run the best parts money can buy and this was the last planned race on this set of shafts,” explains Lovell, “Lessons like this take years to learn.” Undeterred, Lovell took to the track and charged through the field for a 5th place finish. “After the issues during qualifying plan B was to get in the invert for Saturday. 5th place set us up real nice.”