History was made today as the first set of qualifying runs were laid down at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV. Racers came out with guns blazing to see who would end up on top and get valuable points for top qualifier. With the season winding down every point counts as teams rally for a championship.
The census around the pits from racers is that overall they enjoy the new track, having a more open layout compared to other tight courses. The only gripe seemed to be the lack of any technical aspects, with lots of high speed sections and jumps, but no rhythm or whoop sections to test yourself as a driver. Robby Woods said, “You pretty much just put your foot to the ground and drive.” Looking at the qualifying times you can see how close everyone is, which will make setup and start position crucial.
Kyle Leduc put his Monster / Toyo Tires Pro 4 on the pole once again but with the inversion will start on the third row, with dark horse Eric Barron and Curt Leduc starting up front. In the prolite class the top 10 qualifiers were all within one second of each other, with Brian Deegan securing the top spot followed by Chad George and Bradley Morris. Pro 2 was close as well with Carl Renezeder grabbing the top spot with a 55:039 time, and Hart and MacCachren followed closely behind.
Tomorrow marks the first time races will be held at this new facility, and Lucas is expecting the 4,500 seats to be filled with a new market for short course offroad. The Wild West Motorsports Park is LOORRS new pride and joy and is one more tool to help grow the sport of offroad to the masses.