SuperLites race into Elsinore

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There are fourteen drivers preparing for rounds 5 & 6 of the Bully Dog SuperLite Championship being held at the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series this weekend in Lake Elsinore, CA. Each driver is preparing in their own unique way for the battle that is forth coming. Some of the new drivers to the class have to be just a little nervous about what they are about to get into, two of those new racers coming into the SuperLite class are very well known names.

Ricky James makes his debut driving for SoCal Super Trucks. Ricky will be a familiar name to many, just a couple of years ago the aggressive young driver was poised to become the next legendary supercross racer with the likes of Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed. Unfortunately Ricky was injured in an accident leaving his legs paralyzed. Since the accident Ricky has been racing circle track also for SoCal Super Trucks with great success. This will be his return to dirt and it is a return that Ricky is very excited about.

Another notable driver racing a SuperLite truck is skateboard professional, radio shock jock and undefeated MMA fighter, Jason Ellis. Jason will be running a ragged weekend as he will be returning from NYC where he is doing the Howard Stern show this week, getting off a plane Friday night he will come straight to the track but will be missing practice and qualifying on Friday meaning he will be starting Saturday’s race at the back of the pack. On his radio show Jason has predicted that he will be running up front. While he maybe able to do so it will be a tough tash starting at the back and having very little practice time. Sunday may be a different story as he will be able to practice and qualify.

While these are just a couple of the newcomers hoping for great races, a couple of class regulars are in a close battel for the points championship. Chad Leising coming off his first win in AZ is poised to run up front as well as normal front runner John Harrah. Throw in the likes of Brandon Bailey, David Reyes and Chuck Dempsey it is almost impossible to predict the winner or even the top three for that matter

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Mike, 14 Superlites thats great news I think this class has a lot of potential. Is this the largest field so far?

DP:cool:
 

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Congrats Mike!!! That IS a big field - and it's only going to get bigger when people see how fun it is to race the Superlites! Can't wait to watch them!!
 

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Yes this will our largest field to date, it should be an action packed weekend out here. And a bit entertaining as Jason Ellis has been talking mad smack on his radio show that he is going to kick butt, I think he is in for an eye opening experience!
 

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Yes this will our largest field to date, it should be an action packed weekend out here. And a bit entertaining as Jason Ellis has been talking mad smack on his radio show that he is going to kick butt, I think he is in for an eye opening experience!

Uh....let's hope they don't water the track again right before their race! lol!
 

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Yes this will our largest field to date, it should be an action packed weekend out here. And a bit entertaining as Jason Ellis has been talking mad smack on his radio show that he is going to kick butt, I think he is in for an eye opening experience!

Eye opening is an understatement. Lets hope he does not get frustrated and discouraged. It takes alot of talent to maneuver a truck at speed around a slick course.
Anyone who encounters Ellis Mate give words of encouragement and tell him to take his time, dont worry about the rest of the field and race his own race.
 

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I was bummed that Ellis did not mention that he was racing yesterday while on Stern but as nutty as that interview got he did not plug much of his own stuff, only heard "Red Dragons" mentioned once and it was even real quick and talked over.
 

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Chad Leising wins on Saturday and places 3rd on Sunday. The youngster Granitelli took 2nd.

Racing was off the hook all weekend and a hell of a race today. Stay tuned...

I agree. Joey is in the Hunt. Qualified 1st on sunday. At the start of the race, they pulled him out due to the neck restraint not being an approved unit. He had to drive back to the pits, replace his neck restraint then drive back to the track. He came on to the track 1/2 lap behind all cars when the green dropped, ended up second. He has improved dramatically since ariz.
 

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Chad Leising wins on Saturday and places 3rd on Sunday. The youngster Granitelli took 2nd.

Racing was off the hook all weekend and a hell of a race today. Stay tuned...


Don't forget Joey spun out twice in turn #4 in the mud and still caught up and finished 2nd. That's some awesome driving!
 

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According to the print out I have, there was 8 SuperLites that started on Saturday and then + 1 or 2 on Sunday.

Low count = FPO is building more, broken cars that need to be fixed / new cars w/ no test time.....just speculation
 

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I know nothing about the Super Lites, drivers included, but I did try the Fantasy Short Course thing and the list of possible drivers was around 10-14 I thought.
 
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