Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Rounds 11-12
You would never know summer is coming to an end with the high temperatures at Rounds 11-12 and of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Surprise, Arizona. But the warm conditions were nothing compared to hot action on the track of Kyle LeDuc and Brian Deegan, who both left Surprise with multiple wins this weekend.
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In the Pro 4 class, LeDuc dominated the competition after walking away from the competition while earning back-to-back wins in the class. “Man it feels nice!” LeDuc said. “Rockstar, Makita and Toyo wanted wins and that’s what I delivered. Todd [LeDuc] was up there for a while but when he biked it in turn two, I just said thank you and put the hammer down. I really got to thank all my crew and my sponsors. We’re here to win and take that points championship!”
Finishing in second place both rounds behind LeDuc was Carl Renezeder. Rick Huseman, who has at times dominated the class during the season, rounded out the podium at Round 11. Kyle’s brother Todd LeDuc took his first podium earning third on Sunday.
“It’s been a long time coming.” LeDuc said. “My sponsors have been really patient but today I flat drove this truck into the ground, and now that I know what it takes to get up here you’ll see me here again!”
In the Pro Lite class, Brian Deegan swept the competition with back-to-back wins. He also earned a win in Pro 2 on Saturday and a third-place spot on Sunday. “I come out here to race,” Deegan said. “I love the competition and that’s why I’m here. I love to race and that’s what it’s all about. I really got to thank my family and crew for their support.”
Rob MacCachren, still healing from a broken collarbone from his wreck at Glen Helen, had a great battle with Rodrigo Ampudia in Pro 2. Ampudia had an epic run and led most of the race in Sunday’s Pro 2 battle until losing fuel pressure on the white flag lap that allowed MacCachren, Rob Naughton and Brian Deegan to pass him. MacCachren was able to hang on for the win.
“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs this year but the guys on my team are motivated and working hard to give me a good truck and get us up here on the podium,” MacCachren said. “We just got to keep going for wins and hope that the cards will fall in our favor; right now the luck has been all Brian’s [Deegan].”
LOORRS will be heading to Las Vegas for the first time this year at the start of November just after the SEMA show wraps up. With the points battles coming to an end that weekend, expect some awesome racing from Vegas. Stay tuned for ORC’s coverage of rounds 13 & 14! For more information, visit http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com/.
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