In the best off-road fashion, last weekend's Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event in Las Vegas was full of carnage and hard-fought battles With Rounds 13 and 14 wrapped up, the championships are anything but certain.
Round 13 kicked off Saturday with a number of feeder series' before the Pro 4 Unlimited class took the field. Kyle LeDuc and Mike Johnson lined up in the front row trailed by defending points champion Carl Renezeder in third position. After a yellow flag halfway through the race, it was Rick Huseman who took the checker first after battling all the way up from the very back of the pack following a crash in qualifying. His ninth win of the year was followed by Renezeder in second and Travis Coyne in third. The win puts Huseman some 77 points ahead of his closest competition, Renezeder and LeDuc, in the championship.
Next on the track was Pro Buggy Unlimited with Cody Freeman on the pole followed by Mike Porter. A caution mid-way through found Porter with a commanding lead, but let Freeman close the gap after being overtaken earlier in the race. Things didn't change much after racing resumed as Porter easily took the win followed by Freeman in second and Bobby PeCoy in third. Despite the finishing order, Larry Job still leads in points thanks to his fourth-place finish.
Pro Lite Unlimited saw Adam Wik and Matt Loiodice lined up at the front of the pack. A restart from yellow would see a big wreck and many positions exchanged, putting race leader Brian Deegan well out in front and taking Loiodice out after a roll. Another rollover by Jacob Person stopped the race again, followed by another from Aaron Daugherty and the race finally ended under yellow with Deegan taking the win. Marty Hart took second followed by Jimmie Stephenson in third. Brandt still leads in points after a fifth-place finish, but now Hart's closing in.
Over in Super Lite, Dawson Kirchner started next to Kyle LeDuc, followed by Chad George, Jeremy Stenberg and Jacob Person, putting all the points leaders right up front. Person ended up stranded just over the crest of a jump and was broadsided by Brandon Ward which brought out the red flag but no injuries. With the wreck cleared, it was a drag race to the end between Kirchner and LeDuc with Kirchner taking the checkered. Pat Clark finished third and Stenberg continues to lead the points race.
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