(Anaheim Hills, CA) – The sun and wind were out in full force, beating down and whipping through the paddocks at Round 7 & 8 of Lucas Oil Off Road at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Unrelenting were the conditions, and so was the determination of Casey Currie as he charged through the field all weekend.
Starting toward the middle of the pack both Saturday and Sunday, Casey would suffer some setbacks, giving him a chance to display some of his raw talent and driving skill for the crowd as he powered his way through multiple competitors to finish 5th on Saturday and attain up to position 2 on Sunday, final results still pending.
“We had a great jump at the start and coming into the 1st turn I was T-boned, resulting in a flat tire,” commented Casey of Saturday’s race. “I pitted to have the tire changed and re-entered the race in the back of the field. We were dead last, but put our heads down to work our way through 18 trucks to finish 5th.”
Running in the top 3 after starting 9th on Sunday, the door-to-door sport of short course racing would get technical when contact was made with only several laps to go.
“We had a great race going, running in 4th at half-way,” Casey went on to explain. “We came into the 3rd turn after the restart, and close racing resulted in slight contact with another driver. We charged hard after that to get in the top 2 spot before the race was over and are now waiting on Lucas officials for results.”
Next stop for Casey Currie and crew will be the first TORC event of the year for the Currie team: Round 7 & 8 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. To keep up with Casey in between events, and partake in giveaways for Casey Currie gear and other swag, become a fan at Facebook.com/OfficialCaseyCurrie or follow Casey on Twitter at Twitter.com/caseycurrie. Only like the pictures? Follow Casey on Instagram: @caseycurrie. Official website: www.caseycurrie.com.
ABOUT CASEY CURRIE - Racing dirt bikes at age five and off-road trucks by age 16, it’s more than a coincidence that Casey Currie became one of the youngest-ever team owners and drivers on the CORR circuit. Now putting his talents to work in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series, Casey joined the Pro Lite 2WD Truck class in 2006, scoring his first Championship in 2010 in the Traxxas TORC Series. Casey’s off-road resume is lined with wins on motorcycles, trucks and buggies in the desert—he is no stranger to dirt sports.
In 2012 Casey will race for the championship in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series in his No. 2 Monster Energy/General Tire/Nissan Pro Lite truck, while mixing it up with UTV races and public appearances in between. When he’s not on the road, building off-road vehicles and drumming up side projects, he’ll take to the dirt with friends—dirt bikes, UTVs, or mountain bikes, he does it all. For more information on Casey Currie, visit CaseyCurrie.com.
LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES - The Lucas Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long-standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course.
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