Nearly one week ago Myles Cheek walked away with the most prestigious award for the Modified Kart class in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series; the Modified Kart Championship Cup. This isn’t unfamiliar territory for Myles Cheek as he is the reigning champion in the Modified Kart class two years running (2012 and 2013). With great poise and humbleness, Myles Cheek proudly accepted his 2013 Championship cup and reflected on the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
It goes without saying that Myles Cheek is no stranger to winning races and championships alike. In the past five years, Myles has been able to rack up five different championships; with the latest being the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Modified Kart championship. In the 2013 shortcourse season Myles Cheek accumulated 16 podium finishes, 9 first place victories, 1 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup victory and also took his skills to “The Big House” at Crandon International Raceway to become the first ever Modified Kart World Champion.
“We had a lot to prove this year after winning the (LOORRS) championship last year. It was a whole different group of guys racing Modified Karts this year, all of the guys I raced last year moved on to Pro classes and left a huge opening for someone unsuspecting to make a run at the championship. It was a learning curve for sure, there is a ton of talent out there but I just really tried to stay consistent and finish every race”, Myles Cheek commented. He went on to say, “I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without the support from my parents and help from the Pecoy family and my crew. This championship was won in the pits, I know I have the best crew chief out there and it’s his attention to detail that makes this program a success”.
Along side running a complete national season in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Myles also took a huge step in his professional racing career. Myles Cheek spent 2013 spinning lap after lap at his local Southern California track in his newly acquired championship winning Pro Lite Unlimited. When Myles wasn’t running his Kart in the national series, you could find him racing against some of the most talented up and coming racers at the regional level; a perfect proving ground to continue getting his feet wet in the Pro Lite Unlimited division. Cheek’s #57 Pro Lite has a winning pedigree and others spend years trying to perfect, luckily for Myles the hard part was done and all he had to do was focus on putting down the fastest lap times possible.
“The Pro Lite class is super fast and anybody can win at anytime. I’m going into 2014 with realistic goals in mind and aiming to stay consistent and within the top 10 every race”, commented Myles Cheek.
The future is bright for the young off road racing phenom as he steps into the drivers seat for his first full season in the Pro Lite Unlimited division. Myles Cheek will put his skills to the test against 40 of the fastest guys in the world in a quest for the 2014 Pro Lite Unlimited Championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Myles Cheek would like to thank the following sponsors for their time and dedication throughout his racing career: ThyssenKrupp Materials, Metal Mulisha, Deegan 38, Pecoy Family, Oakley, DASA Racing, CMI Precision Machining, Dunham Metal Finishing, Fox Racing Shox, Dejong Super Kart, Sign Pros, Maxxis, Racer X, Pro Am, Kartek, Pro Circuit, OMF.
Sponsorship and media contact; Chuck Cheek – [email protected]