Corry Weller and Her Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Goals

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Weller has found herself on the podium an amazing 8 times through 10 races.
Weller has found herself on the podium an amazing 8 times through 10 races.
Most racers have similar goals; Win races, win championships, and make history, and usually in no particular order. This season, Corry Weller is looking to do all three.
Corry Weller has many reason to smile.  She leads the LOORRS UTV points standings.
Corry Weller has many reason to smile. She leads the LOORRS UTV points standings.


The Tempe, Arizona native is turning heads with the most successful season any female has had in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). Weller has 8 podiums in 10 starts this season, and leads the points standings in the ultra competitive UTV category.

"My main goal is to be the first female racer to get a championship in LOORRS," Weller explained. "Every time I hit the track, my goal is to finish the race. If I can finish on the podium, that's even better - and if I can finish with a win, well that's just the icing on the cake! That doesn't mean I don't go out there and race my butt off; it just means I temper my aggressiveness by keeping my mind on that championship goal at all times."

Weller has had a remarkably consistent season, something that was planned for heading into 2011. But every racer knows plans never unfold the way they are laid out. Yet Weller and her team have managed diverse situations well, and her on-track awareness has helped them at times.
Corry Weller could become the first female champion in LOORRS history this season.
Corry Weller could become the first female champion in LOORRS history this season.


"We have learned that so much of a race can be won or lost in the shop before the weekend even begins. Preparation and maintenance is a huge part to winning a championship and being consistent," Weller told K&N after her race at Glen Helen Raceway last weekend. "My team does a great job of getting my car prepped and ready, and my job is to get it around the track as fast as I can without breaking anything or rolling it. Sometimes fluke stuff just happens, but you can certainly minimize problems by going over the car as thoroughly as possible before and in between races."

"I am also working on racing 'smart.' I go over the points every weekend before a race, and I am aware of who I need to stay ahead of, and who I can let go without taking unnecessary risks on the track. I think it's this combination of race prep and thinking of the long-term goal of a championship that has made the difference this year," added the 2010 UTV runner-up.
The move from two wheels to four has paid off well for Corry Weller.
The move from two wheels to four has paid off well for Corry Weller.


Weller won 5 races in 2010, but inconsistent finishes at other events cost her the championship. But so far in 2011, the focus on clean races and collecting points has paid off in a big way. Weller has just three more rounds (six races) to go before she can claim to be the first female champion in the series short but extensive history. Weller got her racing start on two wheels, competing in motocross until the foundation of Weller Racing, a UTV and ATV performance motor supplier. With the new company came a new sport, and the world of short-course off-road racing fit perfectly with Weller's aggressive style. In her fourth full season, Weller has also begun competing in a Trophy Lite truck, with her sights set on making history there one day too.

But for now, Weller remains focused on her UTV season, and she couldn't be happier. "This is a really competitive class with some great drivers, so to be on the podium so much this season is pretty awesome. We take one race at a time, but looking back on the season so far, I'm really excited with how it's turning out!"

Working with a performance engine shop, Weller understands the importance of quality products, and that's why her team chooses K&N Filters for their engines.

"We use K&N air and oil filters religiously for our race prep. We make sure we have a clean and oiled air filter every time we hit the track, and of course, having a new oil filter is very important when it comes to engine life and longevity. Since we use the factory Yamaha R1 intake, it's nice to have the option to run a K&N air filter with that setup, since the K&N filter allows much better airflow than the stock paper filter, but still protects from all of the debris I encounter during a race. Every little advantage counts in this class! Huge thanks to K&N for helping us stay in the lead all year long!"

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