Riverside, California (September 19, 2012) – Stronghold Motorsports is storming into Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for Rounds 13&14 of Lucas Oil Off Road Series competition and while 19 year old off road racing prodigy, RJ Anderson, maintains a stranglehold on the ProLite division, seven time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath has quietly inserted himself into the Pro2 class championship picture.
Earning back to back podiums in Rounds 11&12 at Reno’s Wild West Motorsports Park gave Anderson a class leading eight trophies on the season while allowing him to maintain his commanding lead in the largest field in all of short course off road racing. Entering the home stretch of the 2012 season, Anderson, who has been on top of the class standings throughout the season, now will have the opportunity to clinch the ProLite championship in Las Vegas heading towards the season finale at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.
|RJ Anderson #37 ProLite|
Having taken four wins on the season in pursuit of his first ProLite title, Anderson has clearly been a central figure in the class and while he has a target on his back entering these upcoming rounds, McGrath’s steady climb through the Pro2 rankings has been the result of his consistency throughout the season. After taking a tenth round, second place at Glen Helen, McGrath earned a pair of top five finishes in Rounds 11&12. Now, returning to the Las Vegas track where he came home with a victory last season, all eyes will be on the supercross champion turned short course off road star as he makes his final stand to take home the Pro2 title.
|Jeremy McGrath #2 Pro2|
Although early season mechanical challenges have all but prevented 2010 ProBuggy champion, Cameron Steele, from challenging for the class title, his resolve to bring home the hardware netted a pair of podium finishes in Rounds 11&12. Having been on the podium in the last three consecutive rounds of racing to bring his season tally to five, Steele is certain to be in the mix as he fights for victory in Las Vegas.
|Cameron Steele #16 ProBuggy|
As his top ten position in the current season rankings will attest to, action sports icon, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg has been impressive in his first full season of Pro2 competition. While just three rounds of racing remain on the schedule, the 2010 SuperLite champion, will be coming to Las Vegas intent on capping off his season with a trip to victory lane.
|Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg #8 Pro2|
Garrett Poelman’s first career trip to the podium last month in Reno was the culmination of his season long dedication to developing his skills in the tightly regulated SuperLite spec class. Having experienced the satisfaction of receiving his eleventh round trophy, Poelman will be fixated on his return to the box while teammate and Las Vegas native, Larry Job seeks to make his first podium visit in front of his hometown crowd as he seeks to advance from sixth in the ProBuggy rankings.
|Garrett Poelman #62 SuperLite|
|Larry Job #7 ProBuggy|
Continuing to gain valuable experience in his TrophyKart will be eight year old Madix Bailey. While he earned his first career podium in regional series completion, Madix has been impressive while making the transition to the top level of youth talent in the Jr.1 Kart division.
|Madix Bailey #217 Jr1 Kart|
Joining Stronghold Motorsports as an honorary member of the team this weekend will be U.S. Olympic Swimmer and 2012 Gold Medalist, Tyler Clary. Clary, a Riverside native and off road racing enthusiast will be on hand with the Stronghold team throughout the weekend in addition to serving as Grand Marshal of the event on Saturday night.
|Tyler Clary 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist|
Please join Clary, Jeremy McGrath, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and the Stronghold Team in Las Vegas this Thursday, September 20th at 7pm as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series becomes entrenched in the Fremont Street Experience with race trucks on display and drivers on hand to greet fans and sign autographs.
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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