CASEY CURRIE MOTORSPORTS
CASEY CURRIE POWERS THROUGH TO THE PODIUM
Anaheim Hills, CA (May 23, 2012) – Sweltering desert heat and an amping field of talent set the stage for Casey Currie and team to achieve their goal for the weekend and get back in their groove at the Lucas Oil Off Road short course race in Surprise, AZ. Casey’s focused and consistent driving would move him up the ladder in Championship Points and earn him two well-deserved podiums for the weekend.
“This being our first time to Surprise in the V8,” commented Casey on Saturday’s race, “we didn’t catch the gear ratio just right but I am very pleased with how well the race went. We made some gear changes and were able to battle to the front of the pack, but didn’t quite have enough to pass the leaders, so we’ll make some needed changes for Sunday.”
Despite a less than favorable starting position on Sunday, Casey’s talent was in gear, leading him straight to a respectable 2nd place podium finish.
“Inverting points instead of race results from Saturday didn’t give us the greatest starting advantage,” explained Casey of Sunday’s race. “We started 10th, five rows back form the pole, and made some quick passes, getting us up to 4th or 5th and then it was time to really put the pressure on. Other trucks were fatiguing and we were just getting stronger. Gaining ground and taking 2nd, I really pushed to chase down RJ Anderson in the lead but didn’t end up catching him.”
Taking a 3rd place podium finish on Saturday, followed by 2nd place on Sunday, Casey would gain much needed championship points and advance himself in the Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite standings.
“All things considered I think the weekend went pretty well,” commented Crew Chief Oren Anderson. “Considering we didn’t have any practice time out here, every change we made went in the right direction and the truck just got faster and faster.”
Casey and crew are confident and ready for the next Lucas Oil Off Road event in Tooele, UT, June 23-24, but will first hit the 7-city stops of Hot Rod Magazine’s annual Hot Rod Power Tour from Detroit, MI to Arlington, TX, June 2-9, 2012. For more on Casey, become a fan at Facebook.com/
ABOUT CASEY CURRIE
Racing dirt bikes at age five and off-road trucks by age 16, it’s more than a coincidence that Casey Currie became one of the youngest-ever team owners and drivers on the CORR circuit. Now putting his talents to work in the Lucas Oil Off-RoadSeries, Casey joined the Pro Lite 2WD Truck class in 2006, scoring his first Championship in 2010 in the Traxxas TORC Series. Casey’s off-road resume is lined with wins on motorcycles, trucks and buggies in the desert—he is no stranger to dirt sports.
In 2012 Casey will race for the championship in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series in his No. 2 Monster Energy/General Tire/Nissan Pro Lite truck, while mixing it up with UTV races and public appearances in between. When he’s not on the road, building off-road vehicles and drumming up side projects, he’ll take to the dirt with friends—dirt bikes, UTVs, or mountain bikes, he does it all. For more information on Casey Currie, visit CaseyCurrie.com.
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