The nearby fires causing ash to cloud the skies didn’t keep the fans away from visiting the Wild West Motorsports Park to check out Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series.
From the first race of the day where Gavin Harlien put his Modified Trophy Kart on the top spot on the podium to the last race in Pro 2 where Brian Deegan dominated the field, fans were given a great day of action packed racing.
In Pro 4 Kyle Leduc came back to his winning ways (and also winning fast lap) after his older brother Todd lead much of the race. Kyle was able to take the lead about halfway into the race and never looked back. There was some carnage behind him when Eric Barron and Greg Adler came off the backside table top together causing Barron to land on top of Adler. They both came out of that unscathed but in the next turn Adler would catch a rut and go for a ride in his Pro 4. Adler would attempt to finish the remaining few laps with two flat tires but there was too much damage to his truck. Carl Renezeder would finish second to Leduc, and Corry Weller would once again find herself raising a trophy on the podium.
1. Kyle Leduc
2. Carl Renezeder
3. Corry Weller
In the Prolite LCQ Justin “Bean” Smith would take the win and advance to the Prolite main along with Andrew Caddell and Mikey Lawrence. For the main Brian Deegan and Casey Currie would start on the first row but it was Noah Fouch who came out of turn 1 in front. It only took Deegan a few turns before he would take the lead. Hot on his trail, Sheldon Creed waited patiently behind Deegan for most of the race waiting for a mistake. And make a mistake is what Deegan did hitting a rut in turn 1 giving Creed the hiccup he needed to slip by. With only a few laps remaining Creed would hold on and cross the checkered flag first. The big table top after the ski jump would take a few trucks out of the race with Jimmy Fishback (driving the #58 Chris Lawrence Prolite) going end over end and Trenton Briley had no where to go and ended up making contact with Fishback. A few laps later Kyle Hart would nose in and send his truck end over end. Justin “Bean” Smith would win the award for best show after either nosing in or hitting his rear bumper every lap on the front table top.
1. Sheldon Creed
2. Brian Deegan
3. Bradley Morris
Pro 2 was basically a clinic put on by Brian Deegan. Starting front row with Bryce Menzies, Deegan would walk away from the field putting on about a 4 second lead up until the first yellow flag when Drew Britt got caught up in turn 1 and Myan Spaccarelli had mechanical problems stopping on course. Behind Deegan the remaining podium spots would change hands from lap to lap, but in the end Robby “Racing Crandon For The First Time Next Week” Woods finished second, followed by Bryce “I Can’t Keep Anything Down” Menzies.
1. Brian Deegan
2. Robby Woods
3. Bryce Menzies
Tomorrow is another full day of racing so if you are in the Reno area stop by the Wild West Motorsports Park for Round 12 racing!
Photos by Jason Zindroski of HighRev Photography