As October almost comes to a close that means that the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series is set to do the same thing. This weekend marks the final race weekend of the season with Round 13 being held Friday under the lights. In all classes no champions had yet been decided, so much was on the line for those chasing the ultimate goal of the season.
In Pro 4 Kyle Leduc held a 40 point advantage over Rob MacCachren. For Leduc to secure the championship yesterday he would need to win the race and Rob Mac would have to finish 5th or lower. The stars weren’t quite aligned as although Leduc took another win, Rob Mac would finish fourth. That means today something drastic would have to happen but it sounds like taking the green flag will give Leduc a championship. In his first race in a Pro 4 (rented from Scott Douglas), Brian Deegan would take the third spot setting up an interesting 2015 season with Deegan planning on taking on a Pro 4.
Chad George would win the championship in Pro Buggy in his first season in the class. George who has won championships in the UTV and Superlite class put his families name back on the leader board and leaves this 2014 season on a high note. Todays race is now anyones game, will drivers try to win the race or save their equipment for the cup race later tonight?
Prolite saw Sheldon Creed holding only a 14 point lead over Brian Deegan, and the race is even smaller going into the final round Saturday afternoon. Jerrett Brooks would take the win after getting around Deegan halfway through the race, after checking out no one would come close to putting any pressure on him. A tight points race will make Round 14 very interesting as any small mistake could spell disaster for either Creed or Deegan.
The final race of the night was Pro 2, and going into the race Deegan had a comfortable lead over Bryce Menzies. After getting the holeshot Menzies would put it on cruise control and let the rest of the field play catch up. A few yellow flags let everyone catch back up, but in the end a front suspension failure would force Menzies to pull off taking away any hope of of a championship, and with Deegan moving into second place it was just a matter of time before the checkered flag few, and Deegan would win yet another Pro 2 championship.
Today will see Prolite and Pro 4 championships being decided in the final round of racing for the season (the make up round canceled in Vegas) followed by the Challenge Cup later that night under the lights where $30,000 is up for grabs in the Pro 2 / Pro 4 race.