As the waving of the green flag deemed the 2013 LOORS season underway, Casey Currie eagerly began an attack from mid-pack at the Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Of course he would have preferred a better starting position. However, the drivers in front of Currie were nothing more than minor obstacles along the way, as by mid-race he had managed to place himself in the top five.
Casey Currie is anticipating more wins throughout the 2013 LOORS season.
Casey Currie left the first and second round of the LOORS event leading the points race in the Pro-lite division.
The driver lost a tire due to a collision and was forced to pit during the full-course yellow. But upon the restart, he never let up. In fact, Currie quickly muscled his way from deep in the field and was the third Pro-lite driver to cross the finish line, earning a much deserved spot on the podium.
Currie and his crew returned to Firebird International Raceway on the following day anticipating another successful outing in round two. After qualifying fifth, he patiently waited for the opportunity to make his move. With what he considered as a good line ahead of him, the driver proceeded forward with an "outside/inside" maneuver. But Currie was black-flagged by the officials, forcing him to restart from the back of the field.
With a limited amount of time, the driver's only option was to push forward with vigor. Although managing to muscle his way through a majority of the pack, Casey Currie was positioned fifth at the waving of the checkered flag.
Looking back at rounds one and two Currie said, "My confidence level going into the race was high, because last year we finished second at Firebird. The course is awesome, with big jumps and lots of obstacles."
In a perfect world, Casey Currie would have began each and every race in the lead. But mindful that the sport is filled with uncertainties, they were prepared for what might come their way. "We had a plan of attack, and it worked out perfect," he explained. "Being calm is one of the hardest things to do, but is needed in these situations."
Casey Currie proved during rounds one and two of the 2013 LOORS series that he and his truck are perfectly capable of taking the lead in spite of starting in the back of the field.
Referring to round one, he stated, We were within feet of going for the lead. Coming from the back with a flat tire is almost unheard of. I was happy to leave Firebird second in points, and starting the year out in a good way.
Looking to the future, Casey Currie is confident that starting in the back of the field during the first two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series can be used to his advantage, if for no other reason, to prove their capabilities.
"It shows that my truck can handle passing and we will be able to come through the field," he shared. There's lots of strategy involved and everything happens for a reason."
Although driving skills play an undeniable role in the world of racing,Casey Currie is also aware that his team is a very important element of triumph. "Team is 99-percent of my success," he ensured. "It takes a good team to make me look good."
Experience has also taught the driver the importance of keeping his rig in optimal working order. That in mind, Casey Currie and his crew are strong advocates of keeping the internal components of their engines contaminant free. That in mind, they depend upon K&N products for their filtering needs.
"Having a well-prepped vehicle will make all of the difference," stated Currie. "I have been using K&N air filters for six years. They're the best," he continued. They get the job done better than any product. An engine that breathes clean air is an engine that finishes first."
Long before the opening round of the 2013 season, Casey Currie began a regiment that he was certain would prove advantageous after the waving of the green flag deemed the series underway. With the preparation behind him and a good start to the season under his belt, the driver is looking forward to what lie ahead.
Looking to the future, the drivers intentions are clear. When asked what fans can expect throughout the remainder of the season, Casey Currie wasted no words, "Solid finishes every weekend."
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