Jeremy McGrath Gets First Win in Lucas Oil Off-Road Race

Nov. 06, 2011 By Josh Burns

With rain coming through on Friday during the afternoon, it was a great sign that Round 13 of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series kicked off today with clear skies and sunshine. The nice weather provided a little extra positivity for many in attendance still mourning the loss of Jeff and Rick Huseman, who recently passed away in an airplane accident after returning from a motocross race in Las Vegas.

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Since it is the first race since their passing, t-shirts, stickers, banners, and even customized paint jobs were found all over the racetrack at Las Vegas Motor Speedway honoring the Husemans. A video memorializing Jeff and Rick Huseman was shown to the crowd before the Pro 4 Unlimited class, the class in which Rick earned the 2010 Championship. Rick’s number 36 Monster Energy Toyota also led the Pro 4 class on its first warm-up lap prior to the race. It was a fitting tribute to a great racing family that will not be forgotten.

The #36 truck of Rick Huseman led the Pro 4 Unlimited class around the course before the start of the race.

Carl Renezeder leads Kyle LeDuc in the first half of the Pro 4 Unlimited race at Round 13, but on the final lap LeDuc was able to get past Renezeder to earn the win.

Jerry Whelchel was happy to make the podium but disappointed he didn't earn the win. "It sucks to lead the whole thing and lose it on the last lap, but you know I have to give it to Greinke. He did a great job. He raced me super clean," Whelchel said. "No complaints. I'm just not diggin' second."

Steven Greinke passed Jerry Whelchel late in the race to earn the win in Pro Buggy Unlimited. 

In Pro Lite Unlimited Brian Deegan took home first place beating second-place driver RJ Anderson and third-place driver Chris Brandt.

 RJ Anderson followed up his second-place finish in Pro Lite with a win in the Super Lite class.

Josh Merrell earned his first podium ever in Pro 4 Unlimited today, recovering to finish third after crashing while leading the race.

Chad George earned second place in Super Lite, finishing over two second ahead of third-place finisher Brent Fouch.

Jeremy McGrath finally was able to earn that elusive Pro 2 victory in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

Brian Deegan had to put his truck on two wheels to cut to the inside of Rob McCachren in turn two, but he was unable to hold off MacCachren and had to settle for third place.

Be sure to check back for more action from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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