Race Report: Lucas Regoinals CA – Round 1 – Glen Helen
This weekend was a great start to the 2015 season! Having the races live streamed on LiveTrackFeed.com, hanging out with all of our friends, and of course racing!!!
We had a rough time in qualifying and ended up having to start 22nd on the grid of 32 drivers. The largest turnout of all the classes, so it was a battle royal! Our goal was to drive fast but also avoid all the carnage up to the mid race caution flag, then drop the hammer and move as far forward as possible…it worked out a bit different as there were so many people crashing we had numerous caution flags and only 7 laps at race pace.
We were able to work from the 22nd starting position up to 7th (about 6 inches from 6th place at the line. I was happy with the result, but would always like to be on the podium. Our Supercuts RideNow Powersports Rockstar Energy Drink US UTV Wolfpack Polaris RZR with GMZ Race Products Inc. Tires and Trinity Racing Exhaust worked great!!! I think with a better starting position and cleaning up a few things in my driving that we will be able to run towards the front of the pack this season. A huge thanks to my Dad for all his hard work, Ryan Shumaker and Jessica Rae Martinez for driving all the way to California on Valentines Day to come watch the races!
UTV World Championship is this coming weekend, new format, new race, and a Poker Run with Nate Ramsden and Cindi Karwoski on Friday, can’t wait! See you all at the races!
It was great talking to the kids at Apollo Middle School about racing and letting them get inside the race car. Each student had their own questions about racing and some even had experience in a RZR! What a great way to spend my birthday!!! Thanks again to Mr. Rodriguez for having me out.
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
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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!