CORONA, Ca — July 28, 2009) - Making their first appearance this season in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, brothers Kyle and Todd LeDuc swept the top spots in the premier Unlimited 4 and Unlimited 2 800HP truck classes. With the Lake Elsinore rounds 7&8 presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the Rockstar/Makita Team that also includes family patriarch Curt LeDuc, gave fans a thrill with a dominating performance. Rockstar Energy Drink teams also took additional podiums with Chris Brandt racing to his first Unlimited Lite win of the season and Brian Deegan showing strong consistency with back to back second place finishes in U-Lite.
A Saturday night standing room only crowed witnessed spectacular racing under the lights as the cooler evening temperatures allowed for track conditions on the 9/10th mile off road minefield to be described by drivers as perfect for racing.
While Kyle LeDuc showed the experience and skill of a seasoned veteran in taking his back to back wins in U-4, class newcomer Mike Johnson, filling in for Alan Pflueger, quickly adapted to the traction and horsepower of the Team Renezeder prepared K&N Filters Unlimited 4. A former rookie of the year in Unlimited 2, Johnson found himself on the podium both Saturday and Sunday, taking home impressive second and third place trophies.
The Unlimited Lite Championship is taking shape as the top three drivers continue to find themselves on the podium. Brian Deegan in his Rockstar/Metal Mulisha Unlimited Lite was poised to take his second win of the season when Rob Naughton made an astounding pass on the last turn to take the checkered flag. On Sunday, a disappointed Naughton registered his first DNF of the season while Hart&Huntington/Rockstar Unlimited Lite of Chris Brandt took the win further tightening the class standings.
The story of the weekend in the Bully Dog SuperLite Trucks was Ricky James. James, paralyzed from the sternum down as a result of a teenage motocross accident, took the win in his first race ever race on Saturday and then repeated the feat on Sunday as the SoCalSuperTrucks Team celebrated phenomenal back to back wins. John Fitzgerald was another notable winner as the Limited Buggy driver captured first and second place trophies for the weekend. Winners in Unlimited Buggy were Greg George and Mike Dondel with television host and off road race car driver, Cameron Steele going home with his first trophy in the series with a second place finish on Saturday.
Catch all the action from Lake Elsinore on August 23rd on SPEED at 1pm and 2pm EST.
All new race coverage from rounds 3&4 from Surprise Arizona will be presented on VS (Versus) August 1st at 4 and 5pm EST.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, LOORRS brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit LucasOilOffRoad.com