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Kyle currently sits in third place in the LOORS series, with Todd behind him in fourth and Curt holding on to the number eight spot.
Kyle currently sits in third place in the LOORS series, with Todd behind him in fourth and Curt holding on to the number eight spot.
During their last visit to Speedworld in Wittmann, Arizona, K&N sponsored team LeDuc Racing was literally and figuratively on fire. Kyle LeDuc won both rounds 11 and 12 of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS), Todd eked out a hard fought third place, and patriarch Curt's truck caught flames. With only two laps to go, Curt's Ford caught fire in front of the grandstands, ending his day. The fire brought out the red flag which allowed Todd to be the benefactor of the bunched up field. Todd managed to pick off all but the top two trucks in the final laps to land himself on the podium next to his younger brother, racking up even more hardware for the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools team. Kyle's back-to-back victories give him a huge bump in the overall points standing as he makes a push towards the series championship with three races remaining.
Kyle LeDuc endured triple-digit heat on his way to winning both round 11 and 12 in the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Speedworld.
Kyle LeDuc endured triple-digit heat on his way to winning both round 11 and 12 in the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Speedworld.


"Not many teams run multiple trucks; much less have two on the podium in the same race. It was great to get both Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Tools Fords up there, the only thing left for us to do this year is to sweep the podium with all three LeDucs," Curt LeDuc told K&N News "Few things make you prouder as a father than to share the podium with your sons, but seeing my two boys up there together, and knowing how much time and preparation it took them at the shop before the race to claim those trophies, are memories and accomplishments that will never be replaced."

Curt wasn't injured as it was only grease from a hub that caught fire when the brakes got hot. "The fire did bring out the red flag though, and that helped Todd catch up to the field and get on to the podium, so there was a silver lining," added Curt.
"With only three rounds of racing left there a lot of concerns, but getting clean air isn't one of them thanks to our K&N air filters," commented Kyle.
"With only three rounds of racing left there a lot of concerns, but getting clean air isn't one of them thanks to our K&N air filters," commented Kyle.


A dark shadow hangs over team LeDuc and the entire field of competitors in the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, as they lost two of its brightest stars, brothers Rick and Jeff Huseman, in a tragic plane crash on October 16.

"We definitely feel a void on the course since we lost our Pro-4 friend and racer, Rick, and his brother Jeff," commented Kyle, "It was always Rick and me going at it, and battling it out on the track, but once we were out of our trucks and in the pits, we would do anything for each other." Curt echoed the sentiments of his son, "The entire LeDuc family has a heavy heart over this loss, I hope we can go out and claim the victory and make him proud in Vegas. We will be dedicating our race to his memory."

Heading into the Vegas race, Kyle is third in championship points behind series leader, Carl Renezeder, and Rick Huseman holds the number two spot. "I really wish I had the opportunity to see how the rest of this year would have played out. Unfortunately, Rick and his brother were taken from us too early and we will never know how the season would have finished," remarked Kyle. Todd is currently positioned right behind his younger brother and Curt is sitting in eighth place. With three racing remaining, there isn't much time left to lock up the championship, but the LeDucs have illustrated in the past that they do their best work under pressure. Kyle won the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Off Road Challenge Cup at the end of 2010, taking home the $30,000 paycheck, and he's clearly motivated on repeating in Phoenix on December 11th.

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