Brandon Arthur On Top in Utah With Pro Lite Round 7 Win
Tooele, UT – The second half of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season kicked off with night racing during Rounds 7 & 8 at Utah Motorsports Campus, a world class racing facility in Tooele, Utah. The track features a tight woven course approximately 0.8 of a mile which creates exciting and chaotic racing. Pro Lite driver, Brandon Arthur braved through the carnage to capture a dominating Round 7 race win and a 3rd place podium finish for Round 8.
Drivers can confirm this track is difficult to pass and it is easier to win from the front. Each racer puts in lots of emphasis in practice and qualifying. Arthur had won in Utah last year, so the team had good notes to go off of. The #6 MAVTV, Stronghold Motorsports, Pro Traffic Services, Toyo Tires Pro Lite prepped by HRT Motorsportswas unloaded with a solid setup and went on to lay down the quickest lap times for both practice sessions 1 & 2 almost a full second faster than the rest of the field. Brandon and the Stronghold Motorsports Team elected to forgo Practice Session 3. “We are on top for the first two practices and decided not to go out for the third one. I am feeling really good for the race tomorrow,” admitted Brandon.
Arthur qualified 6th on the grid, but fortunately the starting inversion was also 6 which put the MAVTV Pro Lite on the front row. From the start on, Brandon Arthur would lead every lap from the green, through the competition caution and all the way to the checkers. “The first win of the season never felt better,” Brandon declared. “We had the speed all weekend but qualified 6th. Luckily they pulled a 6. The MAVTV truck is on point and the Toyo Tires hooked up on this track. No one could touch us. This weekend we are running a short staffed crew with my dad, Cole Andrews working on the truck and my spotter from Benchmark Performance talking in my ear.”
For Round 8, Arthur set the bench mark and qualified 1st with the low lap time of 44.706 achieved on the last lap of 7. There were 4 positions inverted which placed Brandon starting on the second row outside. Points leader Ryan Beat, the young & hungry Brock Heger both started in front, would prove to be a challenge at the very least. “I am super pumped on the #1 pole qualifying for tonight’s race. The 4 spot inversion pushes us back to the second row.” Brandon continued, “I got a little bit of work but I know I can count on the Toyo Tires to drive us forward.”
The race was green lighted right about dusk making for a terrific backdrop overlooking the rocky mountains of Utah. The house packed with race fans got all they bargained for as the field of 16 Pro Lite trucks banged doors, launched off huge jumps, and ripped through the dirt. Arthur managed the #6 MAVTV Pro Lite with finesse and a true racers acumen. Avoiding mistakes and capitalizing on the errors of others, Arthur pulled off a last lap pass to earn a podium 3rd place finish. “This 3rd place finish makes it 6 podiums this year,” declared Brandon. “I have only missed the box twice. I could not be more pleased and must give thanks to MAVTV, Stronghold Motorsports, Pro Traffic Services, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, HRT Motorsports, Competitive Metals, FOX, Safety-Kleen, FK Rod Ends, STEEL-IT, Baja Designs, Magnaflow, FiberwerX, Performance Plus Lubricants, F&L Racing Fuels, Heatshield Products, Heatwave Visual, Buggy Whip, ECP Powder Coatings, Howe Performance, Wirefab, Bink Designs, Benchmark Performance, Redline Performance. It is now time to get everything ready for our home race at Glen Helen!”
Arthur has been putting work in all season but a 2018 race win had eluded him all year. The effort has paid off and the rewards are sweet. Brandon and the #6 MAVTV truck are sitting in 2nd place chasing Ryan Beat in the Pro Lite Championship. There are just two race weekends left with the Golden State Nationals / Lucas Oil Camp Out Series taking place on September 21-23 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.
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About Brandon Arthur
Brandon Arthur has achieved two championships and a rookie of the year award in his diverse racing career. A fan favorite, he won the 2012 HDRA, 1400 championship in a truck he built from his grandfather’s F-150 that was used on the farm. In 2013, he ran select races in his Pro Traffic Services HRT Motorsports Trophy Truck capturing a victory in its first time out. In 2014, his rookie year of Pro Lite competition in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, he ran consistently fast; posting a victory and several top finishes. Brandon is a skilled builder and mechanic in addition to his talent behind the wheel. Since entering the Pro Lite class, Brandon has been on a steady climb finishing 3rd place in the points championship in 2015, and then 2nd in 2016. Brandon has won over a substantial fan base and established himself as a threat to win, every time he takes to the track. In 2018, he will be racing two trucks. He is making a run for the championship in his Stronghold Motorsports Pro Lite, and developing his new Pro-2.
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