LOORRS Rounds 9&10 Preview: The Strong Continue to Battle

As the midway of the 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Short Course season approaches this weekend at the legendary Glen Helen Raceway, one thing is certain – everything is up for grabs. The second night race of the season, the ultra-technical Glen Helen track always allows for plenty of drama! LOORRS Rounds 9&10 on July 18th & 19th will continue to reveal new challengers to the throne in Pro-2 and Prolite and move Kyle Leduc another step closer to another championship season. There is sure to be plenty of battles in every class!

Kyle Leduc owns Pro-4
Kyle Leduc is dominating Pro-4 with seven wins in a row.  Seven.  Leduc is approaching the Rick Huseman record of ten wins in a single season within one league.  He very well could do it consecutively.  This is no small feat, as the field behind him are no slouches.  With the exception of the Greaves and Chad Hord, it’s basically the who’s who of short course off-road racing. The seasoned field of Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies, Carl Renezeder, Doug Fortin, Eric Barron, and Brian Deegan are all posed to take any mistake made by Kyle or his equipment to stop his reign.

Pro-2 is still all out war
Motocross legend Jeremy McGrath has found his footing on four wheels in the last two rounds, adding another win to his 2015 record, along with Pro-2 Champion Bryce Menzies. It’s currently a three way battle between the two and Rob MacCachren.  It would be great to see McGrath pull of a championship, but you can bet Menzies and MacCachren will not lay down. Expect fireworks in Pro-2 and the bottle rocket to be Deegan.

Prolite is solidifying
Chaos forges champions.  In Prolite, who that may be has only been narrowed to a smaller group. RJ Anderson, Brandon Arthur, Jerrett Brooks and Sheldon Creed have formed that group, holding back the stacked field of up and comers behind them. The number one spot, however, is still up for grabs and only one of these guys will end up champion. Glen Helen could prove to be the turning point, but be warned of the field of over 20 hungry off-road hyenas nipping at the heels of these four.  Competition knows no empathy.  Any failure is going to be capitalized on, mechanical or human.

Pro buggy is up for grabs
Garrett George, Dave Mason, Mike Valentine and Chad George are battling it out for the Pro Buggy championship. 14 year old Darren “Hot Sauce” Hardesty Jr. made a charge on the leaders, winning round 7 and finishing 2nd in round 8. The open wheel Pro Buggy class continues to be a hotbed for competitive driving and new talent.

Friday is Practice and racing is Saturday and Sunday night July 18th and 19th.

Gates open at 4pm and opening ceremonies are at 7:30pm. Get there early and stake out your spot in the stands as Glen Helen usually sells out!


Words – Matt Martelli

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