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Corona, CA (March 9th, 2010)
Chris Brandt Shines In Las Vegas At Opening Rounds Of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
The Las Vegas landscape is littered with famous land marks that are recognized worldwide. Las Vegas Motorspeedway is now home to a new off road landmark that is sure to be a staple addition to any short course racing series. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing pulled off an incredible feat, constructing the new track venue in less than 3 weeks and hosting a very successful first and seconds rounds of the 2010 season.
An early and cold spring storm arrived covering the desert with intermittent showers, dark skies, and spectacular lightning & thunder shows. The stars of off road racing however, were shining bright and provided an awesome show for several thousand motorsport enthusiast who braved the questionable weather. A stacked field of hungry light truck specialist converged for LOORRS Round 1. The new 1.1 mile track features steep bank turns, high speed technical obstacles and enormous jumps that provide hundreds of feet of air time. Chris Brandt qualified 3rd but dominated the 12 lap main event, taking the hole shot and securing the lead over Marty Hart, Brian Deegan and Casey Currie who all challenged for a race win. In the end, Brandt led the entire race, start to finish, and scored another win for Lucas Oil piloting the Mav TV Hart and Huntington #82 Pro Light Toyota to the checkered flag victory.
For Sunday, the Round 2 event was not so easy. A mishap during the initial green flag start left Brandt buried under a three truck pile up. The #82 Toyota was suffering from a seriously inadequate gear shifter and had completely sheared off. Brandt finally free of the wreck, jammed to the hot pits and the Hart and Huntington Crew installed a Powerbuilt ½” drive extension and 13mm socket to replace the broken shifting lever and engage the gears.
Now starting from the very rear of the field, Chris struggled to find gears with the makeshift setup. Despite the mechanical issues, Brandt consistently moved up through the field. By the time the LOORRS called for the mandatory yellow flag, the #82 Mav TV Toyota was in position to capitalize. On the Green flag, Brandt slammed the Powerbuilt shifter into gear and transferred the FAT Toyota power into BFGoodrich’s Traction. Jetting up through the competitors, Chris maneuvered into 5th and than into 3rd by Lap 9. Holding that position till the end, Premiere Motorsports Group was awarded their third and final podium finish of the weekend.
After a post race technical inspection, Pro Lite race winner, Rodrigo Ampudia was disqualified moving Brandt up as the 2nd place official finisher.
About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series:
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit LucasOilOffRoadRacing.com
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This professional motorsports organization is the product of numerous individuals and support of strong companies brought together to create an off road racing powerhouse. Chris Brandt is sponsored by Mav-TV,Hart & Huntington, BFGoodrich Tire, Lucas Oil, Baileigh Industrial, Geico Powersports, Liquid Graphics, Alltrade, Powerbuilt, Chronic Tacos, Flawless Vodka, Weekend Warrior Water, K&N Air Filters, and Simpson Race Products, King Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, KMC Wheels, Gator Wraps, JSTAR Motors, National Concrete Cutting, Screen Works, and Corona Millworks. The support from these top companies compounds the sustainability of racing and will ensure a number of achievements & results throughout the 2010 season