Standing room only was the story tonight as fans packed the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park for Round 4 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series. People lined the stands, stairways, fencing, and anywhere they could grab a spot to see tonights action. The racers delivered for those fans with another great action filled night of racing under the lights.
After opening ceremonies the Pro 2 race got underway and it saw the return of Bryce Menzies on top of the podium. Missing tonights race was Travis Pastrana (crashed yesterday, both truck and driver were hurt) and Tanner Foust (blew engine in qualifying earlier in the day). Both Menzies and Brian Deegan started in the front row and went 110% right from the start. Deegan would get the whole shot and lead most of the race but eventually the patient and crafty Menzies was able to sneak around Deegan and capture the lead. He never looked back after that and took his second Pro 2 win of the season. Veteran Carl Renezeder rounded out the podium after battling his own race with Rob MacCachren and Robby Woods for that last spot.
Deegan would find himself up on the box once again in the Prolite race, this time taking the win. Bradley Morris pressured Deegan hard all race and at one point got around him towards the end of the race, but Deegan put a stop to that quickly getting his lead back in the next turn. On the last lap RJ Anderson would put a pass on Sheldon Creed but LOORRS official felt it was too rough of a pass and gave him a black flag, giving Creed a third place finish.
In Pro 4 we saw the return of Eric Barron (who only suffered a broken pinkie in his crash yesterday) driving Jerry Daughtry’s spare Pro 4 truck. The generosity allowed Barron to maintain some points while they go home and rebuild before Reno. Yesterdays winner Kyle Leduc started in the second row but didn’t waste anytime getting back up front after pole sitter Greg Adler made a mistake in a turn on lap one. From there Leduc did what he does best and kept his lead with a fast pace with Renezeder, MacCachren, and Ricky Johnson close behind. Going into the final turn Renezeder had second place sealed up but a steering failure caused him to not make the turn and hit the dirt embankment putting him on his roof. That misfortune would let Johnson move into second, and give MacCachren another trophy in his collection.