The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) made its way to Speedworld Off Road Park located in Surprise, AZ for rounds 5 and 6, May 19-20. The action on the track was intense throughout the whole weekend and will be remembered as some of the best racing in the series’ history.
Saturday kicked off the race weekend for the fans who could bear the scorching heat to watch the epic battles in all the pro classes. Pro-4 started with Team Asssociated’s Carl Renezeder and Kyle Leduc mixing it up for the entire 18 laps. Both drivers swapped the lead several times with great passes and clean hard racing. After the red flag for Josh Merrell’s fire, and the yellow for Curt LeDuc’s roll over the field was let loose for the closing laps. On the last lap , Carl rolled his truck, allowing Kyle to take the lead to bring home his 5th consecutive race win this year. Todd LeDuc finished second with Cory Weller third.
The day ended with the Pro-2 class, where each team threw everything they had at the track. Drivers were racing for every inch and in some cases scraping for territory that was already occupied. Rob Mac took the win with Greg Adler second and Carl Renezeder third after a fierce battle with Greg Adler and Jeremy McGrath.
Sunday showed the hearts of the teams as they showed up ready to race after thrashing to rebuild their damaged trucks to come out and do battle again. Pro-4 was nothing more than the Kyle Leduc show, again. Kyle started in the 6th position after the qualifiers were restacked in the invert. When the green flag dropped, Kyle quickly made his way to the front and never looked back to take the victory for the sixth time in a row, setting a new LOORRS record for most consecutive wins in a single season. Along with Kyle on the podium was Travis Coyne, who finished in the second place spot in his Team Associated Pro Comp truck and Jerry Daugherty was third.
Pro-2 was full of action and hard racing with Brian Deegan taking control early. Heading into the mandatory caution Deegan led from Hart, Renezeder and Mcgrath. After the restart Deegan lost power and ended up colliding with Renezeder bringing out a full course caution. After two attempts at a re-start, Hart gapped the field as a number of drivers battled for the remaining podium spots. Mistakes and mis-cues cost a couple of drivers but a hard charging drive from Rob Mac got him second place while a patient Greg Adler picked up third.
The LOORRS will be heading to the pristine Miller Motorsports Complex in Tooele, UT for rounds 7 & 8 on June 23-24. Check your local TV listings and see the LOORRS schedule below for race coverage. Also be sure to check out www.rc10.com for up-to-date race results, news, and info on upcoming LOORRS events!