Temecula, CA (August 4, 2010) – Mitchell DeJong will race his Speed Technologies/DeJong SuperKart at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend, August 7th & 8th, for rounds 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. The race weekend starts early Friday morning at the track, as Mitchell and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg prepare for a LIVE Fox 11 Good-Day LA interview at 8 a.m. Mitchell is the youngest driver of the Speed Technologies team and he will talk about his race season and where he plans to be in the future.
As the current Kart Modified points leader, Mitchell seeks to bring home more podium finishes after a roller coaster, heart-break weekend in Tooele, Utah, finishing 2nd and 8th. Sunday’s Round 8 main event was in the bag with Mitchell leading by almost half lap, until the race truck came to an abrupt loss of power, ending his chances for the win and 6th podium finish of the season.
Between off-road races, Mitchell has also raced his pavement Legends car at the Orange Show, finishing 2nd in the Pro class after a 9th place start position and finishing ahead of seasoned adult racers! That’s 5 podium finishes in 5 pavement races!
Next year, Mitchell already has his sights set on racing the SuperLite Championship. At only 12 years old, he’s too young to race, but next season will provide some key practice opportunities before his late season debut. Stay tuned.
Mitchell and the Speed Technologies /DeJong Racing team invite you out to Glen Helen Raceway this weekend for some exciting race action. Stop by the pits, say “Hi”, enjoy some refreshments and watch one of the smallest Kart Modified tracks in the series spill over with door banging action! When all the dust settles, Mitchell plans to stand on top!
A quick congratulations to Mitch Guthrie Jr. for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Round 8 Win in his all new DeJong SuperKart!
Mitchell would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including: Speed Technologies, DeJong Off-Road, Fox Racing Shox, Yamaha, DWT, Simpson Racing Products, Ultra Boats, Eliminator Motorsports, Amsoil, Streight Edje, Traxxas, T.E.C., Zip Tie Productions and PayDirt Media.
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