Tooele, Utah (June 21, 2015) - Following an intense afternoon of action here at Miller Motorsports Park in Round 7 yesterday, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, was right back in action here in Utah this afternoon, as the drivers returned to do battle in Round 8. This is an absolute gem of a facility, world class without a doubt, and the highly enthusiastic fans here in Tooele packed the stands right in. With partly cloudy skies and a nice breeze to balance out the warm temperatures, it was a great day to be at the races. Once again, the drivers put on some fantastic performances, and we again had a nice mix of dominant driving, very close and intense racing, and another first-time winner. All the fathers in attendance must’ve been enjoying spending their special day in such an exciting way, and indeed, so must have everyone else.
Tooele, Utah (June 20, 2015) - Just three short weeks ago, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, was tearing up the track down in southern California. This weekend, the series now brings the action some 700 miles north, and into the beautiful grounds of the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, just outside Salt Lake City, for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2015 championship. Often a team favorite for many drivers, who are afforded the opportunity to spend the long evenings with their families and crews after the afternoon races, this track also poses a formidable challenge for those wishing to find success. Unusually tight and technical, the track often becomes extremely rough, and drivers must constantly be on their game to avoid spinning on the slick blue groove or catching one of the many deep ruts and ending up on their lids. Experience usually pays off here, but sometimes, youthful exuberance perseveres as well, and here today, the highly enthusiastic Utah fans were treated to some great racing, for which they cheered wildly all afternoon.
After a hot and challenging day under the southern California sun here at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Round 5 yesterday, the drivers and crews returned to the track that’s famous for big air and slick clay, as they tackled Round 6 of the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO. Conditions improved somewhat today, with a bit more wind helping to keep things marginally cooler, but the track was still a trying test, and the drivers who prevailed here today showed true mastery of their machines and their chosen sport, as they put in some stunning drives en route to victory. Big names once again came to the fore, but we also had some surprises, as the fans who packed the stands were again treated to a thrilling batch of races here this afternoon.
Mike Valentine had a plan. He was going to buy a dune buggy and have a good time racing in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. and Baja California. Then he became friends with Kartec Off Road manager Dave Bonner and his plan changed.Read more...
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