Like yesterday the fans came out with just as much passion and enthusiasm as the day before. Round 8 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series delivered once again with some great battles in all races, with leads changing hands time and time again, and body panels being shedded lap after lap.
In Pro 2 Carl Renezder and RJ Anderson started front row and RJ took the lead in only a few laps, living up to the hype as a rookie in the Pro 2 class. He held his lead holding off veterans Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder but a rear flat would force him in the hot pits giving Rob Mac the lead. A determined Rob Mac is hard to take the lead from and at the checkered flag no one did. Bryce Menzies who qualified second but wasn’t having the best race dug deep and worked his way up to third place behind Brian Deegan, and towards the end of the race put a power move on Deegan to get around him in the last corner.
Prolite is always an exciting race to watch with 19 trucks taking the green flag today. Sheldon Creed started on the pole and after getting the hole shot never looked back. Behind him Ryan Beat, Deegan, and Jimmy Fitzpatrick all charged hard to overtake Creed, but they all didn’t have enough in the gas take to pass him. With the win Creed gains some valuable points in a close battle for the Prolite championship.
The story in Pro 4 this year has been Kyle Leduc walking away from the competition in all the races that he wins (which now is 7 out of 8 races). Today was a different story as Carl Renezeder took the early lead and for a few laps he took control of the race, but in turn 4 which has caused many rollovers this weekend, put him up on two wheels and the entire field went around him. Rob Mac was in second took over the lead but only a few laps later would rollover in the same turn giving Doug Fortin the lead in his rookie season. Fortin was able to hold off the hard charging Leduc for a couple laps but Fortin would also go on two wheels in turn 3 giving Leduc the lead followed closely behind by Ricky Johnson. Johnson would try many lines to try and get around Leduc but wasn’t able to giving Leduc his sixth straight win, and 7 wins in 8 rounds. Rob Mac who went to the back of the pack after his rollover battled back to round out the podium.
Photos by Jason Zindroski of HighRev Photography