2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Challenge Cup

Oct. 29, 2012 By Art Eugenio, Photos by Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto

It was standing room only at Firebird raceway for the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and what would be complete vehicular carnage for the final race day of the season. With the Championships determined yesterday, the Cup races feature an all-out battle for big payouts over $50,000 in one race.

Mike Porter leading the mixed field of Pro Lites and Pro Buggies.

The two main events for the day were the combined class races. The first race between the Pro Lite and Pro Buggy race offered a $20,000 check for first place, $10,000 for second and $5,000 for third. Later in the day, racing for the season would conclude with the 900-horsepower monsters of Pro 2 and Pro 4, where the winner would take home $30,000, second place $15,000, and third place $7,500.

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RJ Anderson and Casey Curry were involved in a spectacular wreck that took them both out of contention for the 20K prize. Both would walk away although their trucks would not fair so well.

Mike Porter earned the win in the Pro Buggy/Pro Lite cup, with Brian Deegan being the first Pro Lite across in second place while Noah Fouch rounded out the podium in third.

By far the most interesting race was in the Pro Lite/Pro Buggy Cup Race, as the very evenly matched vehicles would battle side by side to settle bragging rights on which vehicle is actually faster and, of course, the winner would take the $20,000 check. Mike Porter settled that dispute by running away from a huge field of competitors in his Pro Buggy taking home the twenty thousand dollar prize.

The Pro 2/Pro 4 Challenge Cup put $30,000 on the line for first place. 

It was an all-star lineup for the Pro 2/Pro 4 Cup race, with 24 trucks taking the green flag but only a fraction of them actually finishing. Carl Renezeder would be the number one survivor to take home the $30,000 and have his name to be etched on the cup.

Carl Renezeder took the win the Pro 2/Pro 4 Challenge Cup and won the $30,000 first-place check.

That concludes the short-course action for 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Check out highlights from the rest of the year below. For more information on the series, visit LucasOilOffRoad.com.

John Fitzpatrick was the big winner of the weekend taking home the Single Buggy Championship and the winning the cup race.

There was some carnage in Super Lite, as is evident with this race-ending crash for Cody Rahders on Sunday. 

Sheldon Creed earned the win in Super Lite, taking home the first-place check for $6,000.

Until next year ...


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