The Lucas Oil Off-Road Series is in its second year, and this is the second time this year that the event has visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), with a third scheduled for November 6 and 7. The race was run on the 1.1 mile stadium course that Lucas built back in February and the who's who of racing showed up to race.
Wind was a problem for both round five and six of LOORS event - trucks were consistently over shooting their landing strips.
K&N sponsored Marty Hart battled through sketchy track conditions for his round five LOORS victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This time around the bi-polar track conditions were a major focus, one hour it was warm and windy and another it's biting cold wind mixed with a tad rain. Wind gusts up to 35 mph made it hard to keep the track damp, and dust became an issue. When trucks fly farther off jumps than anticipated - wind is a problem.
Surviving and thriving under the conditions though was K&N sponsored Marty Hart, driving for Stronghold Motorsports. Hart, the Riverside, California driver routed the field on Saturday in round five of the series. Hart followed that up with a strong second place showing in round six on Sunday.
"We had a great weekend. Bruce found us more power, so it made it a little easier to run upfront," offered Hart.
"Stronghold Motorsports did a complete overhaul on my truck so we are ready to make a run for the championship."
"My relationship with K&N is great," continued Hart. Their air, oil and hose filters work perfect in the dirty race environment that is short coarse racing."
K&N has been a great sponsor over the years, it is really nice using products that are an asset and actually save my race engines. As far as other plans, we are racing both Lucas Oil and the Traxxas Torc Series this season, which will be interesting but I feel our team is up to the challenge.
The 2010 Traxxas TORC Series kicks off at the "Big House" at Crandon International Raceway, in Crandon, Wisconsin June 18-20.
The next event for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is June 26-27 in Utah at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, near Salt Lake City. After that, the series heads to the just-announced event at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, California, on Aug. 7-8.
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