Casey Currie Rallies Back at LOORS Rounds 7 & 8
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is known for being action-packed and carnage-crazy thanks to its short-course nature. With the LOORS teams coming out to the summer heat of Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah on June 21st and 22nd, it would end up being a battle zone for many participants. Casey Currie, on the other hand, was out for revenge when he qualified in the back pack in round seven.
“Starting in the back means you have to work harder for that win. Everyone else is looking for the same thing, and this is when you prove that your truck can handle the constant thrashing and you, as a driver, can stay focused,” stated Currie after Saturday’s race. The ProLite field wouldn’t make getting up front easy as all 20 trucks were very close in lap times. However, Casey and the Monster Energy/Jeep team were able to bring home a ninth-place finish.
Round eight on Sunday was a far better outing. Casey was able to qualify in the fourth row, and a breeze not only helped clear the dust, but also helped keep the temperature down. The great start Casey got was a credit to the BFGoodrich tires he’s running, but single-file racing didn’t help. Many drivers found it difficult to create a clean pass. Despite only one caution to bunch up the field, Currie would only bring home a sixth-place finish. Rounds nine and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be at Glen Helen Raceway on August 1st and 2nd in San Bernardino, California, and the races will be at night.