LAKE FOREST, CA (December 8, 2010) – What started ten months ago in the Las Vegas desert will wrap up this weekend for Carl Renezeder and his team at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. The 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series will crown its champions after the final points races on Saturday, and then Sunday is all about bragging rights and big cash. Renezeder is still in position for a second-place finish in both the Pro-4 and Pro-2 divisions, and as the defending 2009 winner of the Rockstar Energy Drink Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, he’s looking to make it back-to-back titles with a win again this year.
“We’d really like to put a positive cap on this season with a big win on Sunday,” commented Renezeder, “but first we’ve got some points races to settle on Saturday. We may be out of the race for number one, but we’re going into the weekend in second in both divisions, and a couple of wins would secure those finishes. It’s been an up and down season, and we’d like to finish on a good note.”
Of his 92 career short-course wins, Renezeder added five this season with two in his new Pro-4 and three in his Pro-2. The event at Firebird will be a first for the series, which usually bodes well for Renezeder. He’s a veteran of the sport and a quick study of new tracks. The brand new facility should be a perfect venue to showcase all of the Lucas Oil off-road stars in their season finale.
The weekend will start with an open practice for the pro classes on Thursday afternoon, followed by another practice session for all classes Friday morning and qualifying Friday afternoon. Round 15 of the 2010 season will be contested on Saturday afternoon, and the Cup race will round out the weekend and the season on Sunday afternoon. A full weekend and television schedule is available on the LOORRS’ website at http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com.
About Carl Renezeder
Birth date: April 16, 1964
Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
Home Town: Montebello, CA
Family: Wife: Kelley; 4 Children
92 Career Short Course Wins (16 in Lucas Oil Off Road Series, 65 in CORR, 10 in WSORR, 1 in RJORGP)
7-time National Champion (LOORRS U4 – 2009; LOORRS U2 – 2009; CORR Pro-4 – 2003, 2007, 2008; CORR Pro-2 – 2005 & 2006)
2010 to date: 2 wins in LOORRS Pro-4 Unlimited; 3 wins in LOORRS Pro-2 Unlimited
2009: LOORRS Unlimited 4 Champion; LOORRS Unlimited 2 Champion; 8 Unlimited-4 wins including the inaugural Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup; 3 Unlimited-2 wins
2008: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins; 2 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-4×4 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-2WD wins; 1 RJORGP GP4 win; Won Day 2 of SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
2007: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR Pro-4 wins including the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points; 7 CORR Pro-2 wins; 3 WSORR Pro4x4 wins including the FCP Chairman’s Cup; 3 WSORR Pro2WD wins; Won 40th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 with Riviera Racing
2006: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 6 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins; Won SCORE Laughlin Leap (159’), Won Day 1, 2nd overall at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge; 3rd in SCORE Las Vegas PRIMM 300
2005: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 9 CORR wins, including the Nissan Nationals in Pro-4; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points
2004: 8 CORR wins; Governor’s Cup Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points
2003: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR wins; Borg Warner World Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-2 points
1994-2002: 9 CORR wins and multiple podiums in CORR; Won SCORE Baja 1000 (Class 1 – 1994); 2 podium finishes in SCORE Baja 500