Riverside, California (June 27, 2012) – Pressed into last minute double duty, Stronghold Motorsports off road racing prodigy, RJ Anderson made his Pro2 debut while his 8th round podium finish allowed him to maintain his lead for the ProLite Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series championship. His Stronghold Motorsports teammate, Cameron Steele also returned to the podium in Round 8 as he battled to bring home a hard fought second place finish.
The picturesque Miller Motorsports Park setting in the heart of Utah’s Tooele Valley gave way to the volatile energy of short course off road racing, and the capacity crowds were treated to some of the seasons most intense action as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series reached its halfway point of the 2012 season.
Leading the charge for Stronghold Motorsports was 19 year old RJ Anderson, who along with his normal duties of piloting his 425 horse powered ProLite truck, was tapped to fill in for seven time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath in the series marquis Pro2 division. Undaunted by the prospects of stepping into competition against the most notable athletes in off road racing, Anderson made an impressive debut with a pair of top ten finishes including a 6th place result in Round 7. While his focus in the Pro2 class was to gain valuable seat time and complete each day with a solid result, the single minded objective in his customary ride was to continue along his path to the ProLite title. Through early practice and qualifying sessions, Anderson reinforced that he was the class of the field. At the onset of Round 7, Anderson was continuing to work his way to the front of the pack and contend for the lead. While Anderson has been fortunate throughout the season to avoid heavy contact, an incident with another driver left him shuffled back in the pack and fighting for valuable positions ultimately settling for a 9th place finish.
The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy Off Road Racing Team
Jeremy McGrath (Toyo Tires)
Cameron Steele (Yokohama Tires)
RJ Anderson (Goodyear Tires)
The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires Team
Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg (Toyo Tires)
Matt Cook (Toyo Tires)
Brandon Bailey (Toyo Tires)
Garrett Poelman (Toyo Tires)
Larry Job (Toyo Tires)
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