Come from behind at Lake Elsinore
Press Release 10-11-2014 – Download PDF Here
Lucas Oil Offroad Regional Series California – Lake Elsinore 10-11-2014
It seems like lately we have had a string of broken axles, and this weekend would continue on that same path. Friday during practice the car worked great, we had the setup very good and didn’t change much of anything other than tire pressure. The most exciting part of the day would for sure have to be the opportunity to watch Johnny and CJ Greaves tear up the track in their Pro4 and Pro2 trucks. Just hearing the sound of those Toyota motors ripping around the track is like nothing else you can experience unless you witness it first hand!
Saturday qualifying we were all set to try and put ourselves in a good starting position, but like I mentioned these dang broken axles keep biting us. I stayed out on track to at least get some line choices figured out and a little more seat time, but we ended up having to start on the last row. When it came time to race we had the car back together and running great! During the first half of the race I was able to pick off drivers one-by-one and work my way up towards the front. in the late stages of the race we were battling for podium positions and the axle gremlins came to get us again! I was able to finish the race in 7th, but had driven very well and hoped for much more. In the end it was a huge positive to move forward knowing that my driving and the RZR had improved 10-fold.
Thanks to my dad for all his hard work and dedication, Shayna for keeping us well fed and energized, Glenn, Karen, Melissa, and everyone else for all coming out and supporting Team Supercuts, and of course our awesome sponsors, Supercuts, UTV Wolfpack, UPR.com, GMZ Race Products, Element 7 Graphics, Utopia Optics
PC – Shilynn Milligan Photography, UTV Underground (Jake), & Melissa Usher
Special thanks to all partners and supporters:
Thank you to the AVID class and Mr. Rodriguez at Apollo Middle School in Tucson AZ for the chance to share my story! All the students have such great goals and I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in life!
We were very excited about coming back out to the night races at Glen Helen for the 2 to last round of the Lucas Oil Offroad Regional Series in So. California. Testing the for a few weeks prior to the event had the car working great and we canted to show how well we could perform racing the best in the business. Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to show our speed, we got one lap out in practice and a Rod Bearing spun in the motor and ended our weekend promptly.
Once we knew we could not participate we helped out the rest of the team and tuned their cars and helped get them ready for the racing! Turning a bad situation into something positive we drove down to San Diego and were able to meet with my sister and eat at our favorite breakfast spot in Del Mar, right next to the beach before heading back to the monsoons in AZ.
All in all a bad weekend turned out great and we had a blast seeing family, great friends, and all of our racing family as well.
Lake Elsinore provided us with some great racing and so much experience, a crash in practice looked like our weekend was done, but with help from Bryan McCormick, friends, and teh UTV Wolfpack we had the car back on track for qualifying and brought home a 4th place finish in the main event! Stoked!!!
Hometown Race in Tucson was a blast!!! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us! Tons of great pictures to check out.
Man! We all had such a great time out in California at Lake Elsinore for round 2 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Regional Series! We qualified very well and had great speed for our 3rd race, moved up through the pack, but ended up getting our race cut short due to another driver. Can;t wait for the next race in our hometown (Tucson, AZ)! Come check it out May 9th & 10th under the lights at Tucson International Raceway. See you guys there!
Thank you everyone that helped this weekend! Shayna Archey having to find an axle, all my friends for helping, and especially my dad for fixing the car after I tore it up! I couldn’t have done it without everyone. I am happy to have learned a ton more this weekend and repay them with a good 3rd place result! Next Arizona race is in Tucson May 9th & 10th, so lets get everyone to come out!
I love RC racing and jumped on the opportunity to talk with LiveRC.com about how I was able to get into it.