The Octane Junkie Travis PeCoy and the entire FMF Modified Kart team rolled out the red carpet and pulled out all the stops for the 15th and final round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the one and only Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.
Showing his support for Breast Cancer Research, Travis PeCoy unveiled a new livery for the final rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) by wrapping the FMF Modified Kart #573 in an unmistakable shade of pink in order to insure the capacity crowd took note.
After a rain delay postponed a race earlier in the season, Lake Elsinore would play host to three rounds of racing action including the one and only LOORRS Challenge Cup. By far the LOORRS Challenge Cup is the most anticipated race of the year on the West Coast, not only does it draw the largest field and thousands of spectators, its also located in Travis PeCoy’s backyard!
After constantly laying down the fastest lap times and proving that he can run at the front of the field, Travis PeCoy positioned himself at the front of the starting grid. At this point in the season, Travis had a lot to lose. Barring totally catastrophic failure, the FMF Modified Kart #573 was positioned just out of reach of clinching a Modified Kart Championship for 2014, yet close enough to throw away an amazingly consistent and successful season.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little bummed finishing 1 spot off of the podium both days”, mentioned PeCoy. “It’s the consistency of this entire team that has led us to this point and I couldn’t be more pumped with how I raced today, the car was flawless, we just ran into some bad luck along the way”. Although the young Octane Junkie wouldn’t see the podium in Round 15 or in the LOORRS Challenge Cup, he did remain optimistic about his 4th place finishes. “We got great starts and for one reason or another we would end up getting tangled up with another car and shuffled to the back of the pack. We battled all the way back from the back of the pack so many times I can’t even count, but we are here and we made it and that’s what matters”, PeCoy went on to say.
Travis PeCoy would finish off the weekend with a tight lock on the third place position in the championship points battle brining the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series to an end.
Travis commented “This year has been great, I really couldn’t ask for a better team and better sponsors to stand behind me. I’m already planning for next year and believe me; I’m going to come back stronger and harder than ever. 2015 is going to be another year of consistency and success”.
Travis PeCoy would like to thank all of the loyal partners that chose to support the Travis PeCoy Racing Modified Kart #573 – FMF/Octane Junkies, Action Sports Canopies, Oakley, CMI Precision, ThyssenKrupp Materials, PurOl, Ello Gum and Troy Lee Designs.
About Travis PeCoy:
13 year old Travis PeCoy has been around racing since his early diaper days. Father Bobby PeCoy is an experienced Pro Buggy driver with a strong history of placings in the old CORR and the current LOORRS racing divisions. Travis gained interest early on and jumped in eagerly to the Junior Kart division. After some years of on-track education, young PeCoy found his way to the podium and eventually winning races. After a stellar 2012 Junior Kart season, PeCoy-Racing decided it was time to move up to the even more competitive Modified Kart class. With a bright season ahead of him, and some fast lap times to boot, Travis has full focus on his new race truck, which seems to get faster every race.
Each race is a complete family experience with Dad Bobby calling the shots, Mom Tina handling operations & hospitality, Big Rick keeping the truck dialed in and a whole host of friends and family coming together for support.
2013 has seen early success with Travis back on top of that familiar podium position, as well as appearances in some new avenues including the Robby Gordon Stadium Super Truck series. Oakley has chosen Travis to be one of a limited number of supported drivers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, along with FMF Racing promoting Travis as a featured young upstart in their new “Octane Junkies” collection.
When Travis is not burning laps, he’s splitting time between football, lacrosse, hanging out with a great group of friends and capturing all forms of racing action through the lens of his own camera.