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R.J. Anderson and Walker Evans Racing at TORC and Lucas Oil Racing Series Events

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R.J. Anderson moves to TORC's PRO Light division with his Mopar powered Dodge Ram
R.J. Anderson moves to TORC's PRO Light division with his Mopar powered Dodge Ram
R.J. Anderson and Team Walker Evans Racing pulled into the Crandon Off Road Facility, at Crandon, Wisconsin, anxious to compete in the Pro Light classification of the TORC Series, rounds three and four.

When asked his confidence level prior to the race, Anderson said, "Pretty good. I'd already been to the podium in the round before. So I already believed in the truck." At the waving of the green flag, Anderson "came out swinging". Running in access of 90 miles per hour at one point of the race, the driver qualified fifth in position. He had managed to earn a reputable spot, but to no avail, as his late arrival to the gate prior to the race, forced officials to resituate his car on the last row.
R.J. Anderson's 2009 Polaris Ranger RZR Unlimited UTV
R.J. Anderson's 2009 Polaris Ranger RZR Unlimited UTV


Anderson had no intentions of letting his less than favorable starting position hold him back though, and had already muscled his way into the sixth position prior to the first corner. Luck simply didn't appear to be on his side at this particular event though. The second place driver lost control, taking Anderson's Mopar powered Dodge Ram and three other cars out with him. In fact, R.J. "limped his way around the track for a 12th place finish."

Eager to get back on the track and compete in round four on the following day, R.J. Anderson and his fellow drivers were met by the wrath of Mother Nature as foul weather rolled in, forcing TORC officials to call the round.
R.J. Anderson is looking forward to his upcoming races, and has full intentions of earning more victories.
R.J. Anderson is looking forward to his upcoming races, and has full intentions of earning more victories.


Anderson and his team then embarked upon a journey to the Miller Motorsports Park, located in Tooele, Utah, for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Despite finding himself on a clay track that continued to harden, after experiencing his share of bad luck at Crandon, Anderson was focused on redemption. The driver and his Unlimited UTV were definitely in a groove, He took the checkered flag on the first day, solidifying his points lead in the class, and returned on the following day to earn a third place finish.

Referring to the race at Miller Motorsports Park, Anderson stated, "I was a little nervous going straight from a huge track to one of the smallest one's I've ever been to. The key for me was being patient for the first half of the race and saving the car." When asked the importance of his win, the driver continued, "Very important. It was my second win of the year, and put me on top of the point standings."

With the win at Tooele behind him, R.J. Anderson is looking forward to his upcoming races, and has full intentions of earning more victories. When asked the key to continued success, the driver explained, "Consistency. I believe in my equipment and my team, so as long as I don't make any big mistakes, and the car stays together, we'll be hard to beat. My team is the most important aspect of the whole program," he continued. "I couldn't do it without the help and support I get from all of my guys. We all get along real well, and I believe it's a big part of the team's success."

Referring to the importance of maintenance he shared, "I wouldn't trust anyone but K&N. We use K&N air filters and oil filters on all three of our race cars. We've used them ever since I got into off road racing, so I'm coming up on my fifth year of running K&N filters. The bottom line is our team likes to win, and K&N is the only filter company we trust to get us there. Whether you want horsepower, longevity, or the easiest product to maintain, K&N filters are the only way to go."

In closing, R.J. Anderson said, "We couldn't do it without our sponsors and fans, so I would like to tell my fans to check out the next Lucas Oil Off Road, Traxxas TORC or WORCS racing series event nearest you."

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