Following his 7th place finish in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS) Unlimited Lite class in 2009, Matt Loiodice had high hopes coming in to the 2010 season opener. Unfortunately, Lady Luck was not kind to Loiodice in Round One in Las Vegas and his Jimco-built truck ended up on its side in the whoops. “With fourteen Unlimited Lite trucks on the course there is a lot of traffic, and once I got out of shape there was nowhere to go.” Loiodice commented between rounds. Thanks to his MasterCraft Safety 3G suspension seat and five-point restraints, Loiodice was able to walk away from the incident unharmed. Loiodice managed to earn a sixth-place finish that secured valuable points towards the season championship. Still, the stanch competitor was not satisfied with the results and vowed to do better in Round Two on Sunday.
Despite slick track conditions on Sunday, Loiodice was right back in the fray mixing it up with Rodrigo Ampudia, Chris Brandt, and Brian Deegan. His sturdy Jimco chassis withstood Saturday’s incident with minimal damage, allowing the aggressive young driver to push to the front of the pack in Round Two. Loiodice’s superior equipment and never-say-die attitude gave him the victory that had previously eluded him in the highly competitive Unlimited Lite class. “If I wasn’t in a Jimco chassis my truck likely wouldn’t have survived the accident on Saturday,” Loiodice reflected after his victory. “And if it wasn’t for my MasterCraft 3G seat I wouldn’t have fared nearly as well either.” Matt Loiodice intends to prove that his victory was no fluke at the next stop on the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series held April 17-18, 2010 at
Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ.
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