Frank A. Filipponio
| Mar 23, 2016
Shifting gears from last week's road racing action, this week we focus on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), where Team StopTech is well-represented in Pro Lite, Pro-4 and Pro-2 by Brandon Arthur (below) in Lites and preeminent off-road racer, Carl Renezeder (above) in Pro-2 and Pro-4. All of their trucks are equipped with StopTech equipment like our STR-43 and STO-43 calipers, StopTech AeroRotors and StopTech Racing Pads, plus additional components supplied through our partners at QTM, Inc.
While Brandon "The Stinger" Arthur had an amazing weekend where he scored a pair of wins in Chandler, Arizona, Carl was busy "adapting" to the team's switch from General Tires to BF Goodrich for 2016. He didn't struggle long, scoring two wins, a second and a fourth between his two trucks.
For those of you unfamiliar with Renezeder, he has won 120 short course national events while competing in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), Championship Off Road Racing (CORR), and World Series of Off Road Racing (WSORR). He has won nine short course off road racing championships in both two wheel drive and four wheel drive trucks, making him one of the most accomplished racers in all of off-road racing.
Saturday morning opened with the first qualifying sessions of the season and Renezeder was obviously feeling good in both trucks, as he qualified 1st and 3rd, in his first two races of the season. Renezeder was competitive in Pro-4 and battled hard for a 2nd place finish. The Pro-2 race proved a little more challenging for Renezeder, but he finished a respectable 4th.
Sunday's qualifying was not as exciting as the previous day, with Carl qualifying 5th in both trucks. But the qualifying only induced the crew to work harder to pick up some speed for the racing to follow that afternoon. Renezeder was in the lead in Pro-4 after lap one, he maintained the lead for the remainder of the race, earning his first win of the season. For the last race of the day - Pro-2, Renezeder started out front and finished out front, for his first Pro 2 win since the 2014 season and his 120th career win.
The team sported grins of satisfaction as their hard work paid off in the first weekend of the Race season.
The next Race of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be on April 23 and 24, 2016 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.