The 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has come and gone, champions have been crowned, debts have been settled, and for Travis Pecoy the fire has just been fueled.
Nearly one year and 15 Rounds of racing have passed since the young charismatic Travis Pecoy took the wheel of a Modified Kart for the first time. Since that time Travis Pecoy racked up: 12 top ten finishes, 4 podium finishes, one class victory and an impressive second place podium in one of the most exciting Modified Kart races of all time; the 2013 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup. The FMF Oakley backed Modified Kart #573 driven by the 12-year-old Octane Junkie Travis Pecoy took shortcourse off road racing by storm; to say that Pecoy was able to turn some heads would be a huge understatement.
Prior to the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season, Travis Pecoy and father Bobby Pecoy (highly respected Ex-Pro Buggy racer in the LOORRS series) spun lap after lap at their local Southern California tracks in order to fully prepare Travis Pecoy. Pecoy was able to lay down in excess of 200 practice laps before the season even started. Travis Pecoy came into the 2013 season as “Driver of the Year” from the 2012 Lucas Oil Regional series and he also won the Lucas Oil Regional Series Championship for both Modified Kart and Jr 2 Kart class. Unlike an average 12-year-old kid, Travis Pecoy is a rare breed when it comes to respect and showmanship, on the track and in the pits. These two outstanding attributes have not only helped gain the respect of the racers who were currently in the class, but it has also helped build a solid relationship with companies such as; Action Sports Canopy’s, Oakley and FMF.
Although Travis Pecoy led the Modified Kart class in championship points standings for the majority of the 2013 season, a nagging mechanical gremlin and a broken collar bone mid season would knock Pecoy off of the top spot. Travis Pecoy would end the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series sitting 7th in the series points championship and focused on taking home the Modified Kart championship in 2014.
“Its been a great year for us, it didn’t end exactly the way I wanted it to but it’s my first year in the Mod class and now I know what I need to do to win every time I’m on the track. Everybody has worked so hard to help me get to where I’m at today, I really can’t thank everybody (especially my Mom, Dad and mechanic Ricky) enough. I’m super pumped for 2014 and can not wait to start practicing for the new season,” Travis Pecoy commented.
Travis Pecoy and his team will go into 2014 with fire in their eyes, a championship on their mind and a new racecar in their stable. Hungry to take home the LOORRS Modified Kart Championship in 2014, Travis will also spend the better part of the 2014 off-season looking to turn 400 laps in his newly acquired Pro Lite Unlimited that will be campaigned by the octane junky himself (Travis Pecoy) in the 2015 national Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Travis would like to thank his family along with the Cheek family for the time and dedication that each and every one of them give in order to make his racing efforts a success. Travis would also like to send a special thanks to his mechanic Ricky for all of his hard work getting the #573 dialed-in and ready for battle time after time. A huge thank you goes out to all of those who have chosen to support Travis and help further his career in off road racing: FMF/Octane Junkies, Action Sports Canopies, Oakley, CMI Precision and Lucas Oil.