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Bradley Morris Rules LOORRS Prolite Class in Rounds 9 & 10 at Glen Helen Raceway

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In round 9 Bradley Morris held off the hard charges coming from Casey Currie and Brian Deegan the entire race before claiming his first ever LOORRS victory.
In round 9 Bradley Morris held off the hard charges coming from Casey Currie and Brian Deegan the entire race before claiming his first ever LOORRS victory.
In rounds 3 and 4 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, 15-year-old Bradley Morris raised the collective eyebrows of his fellow competitors, by accumulating four trophies and a top-10 finish out of six starts. Not completely satisfied with his view from the podium though, the young K&N sponsored driver remarked that he was eager to see how the world looked from the top tier. After flat-out owning rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Shortcourse Series held under the lights at Glen Helen in San Bernardino, California, Bradley Morris is going to need to come up with some new, even loftier goals.
With pyrotechnics befitting his accomplishments, K&N's Bradley Morris won LOORRS rounds 9 and 10 at Glen Helen.
With pyrotechnics befitting his accomplishments, K&N's Bradley Morris won LOORRS rounds 9 and 10 at Glen Helen.


Bradley Morris once again competed in Modified Kart, Limited Buggy and Prolite, and this time he was able to get that unobstructed view from the summit he was looking for. In fact, Bradley Morris stood atop the podium three times, once in Limited Buggy, and then with his back-to-back wins in Prolite, in which he lead every lap. The youngest driver competing in the field didn't just arbitrarily stumble into the victories either, he got it done with fan-pleasing flair and high drama, fighting off the charges put to him by some of the most talented shortcourse drivers on the planet.

"There were so many yellows in round nine I had to fight hard to stay ahead of Casey Currie and Brian Deegan the entire race," remarked Morris after the race, "I would pull out a slight lead and then someone would cause a yellow and they would be right back on my bumper. Having Danny (Ebberts) on the radio was a huge help. He let me know where everyone was and what they were doing behind me."
The young talent says his family and friends help him stay grounded between races.
The young talent says his family and friends help him stay grounded between races.


Even though 22 other racers where again looking to chase down Bradley Morris in round 10 on Sunday, extraordinarily enough the pressure wasn't near as intense in that race. Bradley Morris started on the front row and once he claimed the lead, he quickly separated himself from the others, building a sizeable gap on the field. Maintaining a remarkably smooth and consistent tempo, Bradley Morris was actually able to back-off just a bit in order save the truck towards the end of the race. For the sake of perspective this would be a noteworthy time to recap that Bradley Morris isn't yet legally old enough for a driver's license issued from the DMV.

With three laps to go in round 10, it was Deegan that offered up one last assault at the teenage prodigy. Bradley Morris remained unfazed; his rhythm was unshakable, as he held onto the lead, undeterred and unchallenged to the finish.
Morris' lead in round 10 was so large that he actually backed-off the gas in order to save his truck.
Morris' lead in round 10 was so large that he actually backed-off the gas in order to save his truck.


After some time to let it all sink in Bradley Morris remarked, "It took a couple days to settle in and get back to real life, and from now on, I will be able to go into the races with more confidence and be less nervous. In the first race on Saturday I felt a little scared and I didn't want to do anything stupid to mess it up. But in Sunday's race I knew I had the capability to win. I didn't let my mind wander and made sure to look straight ahead at the next obstacle that was coming up. After the tight race on Saturday - I was completely sure I could win."
While the racers behind him scrambled to keep pace, Bradley Morris remained smooth and in rhythm.
While the racers behind him scrambled to keep pace, Bradley Morris remained smooth and in rhythm.


With Bradley Morris ' accelerated learning curve, his inherent teenage fearlessness, and more aptitude than seems fair for one person to possess, the next goal waiting to be crossed off his to-do list is wide open. Put another way, if Bradley Morris was a public stock up for optioning, this would be a good time to get in on the action.

"My family and friends help me stay grounded in between races, and my dad and my spotter, Danny Ebberts, help me a great deal when I am in the truck and in the moment," adds Morris . "I am ready to go for the next rounds, and I just can't wait to get out on the track and go chase down some more victories."

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