In every sport there comes a champion that is so dominate that no matter what the obstacle placed in front of him he appears to overcome it with ease. In short course off-road that champion is Rick Huseman. Not one to back down from a challenge, Huseman could have been content with simply finishing, but instead he went out and hung it all out there so race fans could enjoy some of the best short course off-road racing ever seen.
On Saturday Huseman in the number 36 Monster Energy/Traxxis Pro-4 started on the third row after qualifying first due to the inversion. Right off the start contact between the 14 Pro-4 trucks began and by turn three Adrian Cenni smashed into the back of Huseman pushing him off the inside of the track. The majority of the field had driven by Huseman, but that did not phase the soon to be champion. Rick began a full-out attack passing trucks on the inside, on the outside, in corners, in straight-aways, and even over jumps in the air. By the mandatory caution, Huseman had passed nearly 10 trucks moving up to second position. From there it was just a matter of time before he took the lead from Carl Renezeder and began gapping the field by over ten truck lengths. When the checkered flag dropped Huseman officially became the 2010 Pro-4 Lucas Oil Off-Road Champion. Rick Huseman also set a new record for season wins winning 10 out of 15 rounds going down in the history books as one of the most dominate champions in the sport. The beauty of Huseman’s accomplishment is that he is not done yet, not even close as the champ has plans to race as much as possible and as long as possible.