Qualifying fourth in round nine of the LOORS at Glen Helen Raceway, Casey Currie went into the remainder of the event with confidence on his side.
Cassie Currie is in the mix for the LOORS series Championship title during the 2013 season.
"This had been an eventful year," recalled Currie. We've had great weekends, and we've had the lowest of low weekends. My team and race truck have been awesome. We have just run into some bad luck on the track. There are a lot of race trucks out there now.
Casey Currie recently took a second place in round ten of the LOORS series at Glen Helen Raceway.
"My confidence is good right now," he continued. We've been doing a lot of work and testing, and I feel we always hit the truck faster every time." When asked what he considered the key to success at this particular event at Glen Helen Raceway, he explained, "Preparation on the truck and for myself. Qualifying fourth was a good start.That put us near the front and in a position to attack early."
At the drop of the green flag, the driver wasted no time positioning himself in the front of the pack. Starting in the seventh position, he quickly worked his way into the top five. The remainder of the race consisted of a heated race between Currie, Brian Deegan and Sheldon Creed, a bout that lent to a great experience for the fans. The driver eventually took the lead from his two competitors and earned a fourth place finish upon crossing the finish line.
With a well performing truck and a good team, Cassie Currie stresses the importance of a little luck during the remainder of the season.
After qualifying third for round ten, the driver had earned a top five starting position in the feature. Currie put his nose to the grindstone immediately upon the waving of the green flag. Let up was not in his vocabulary on this particular night. In turn the driver had already muscled his way into a podium spot by lap five.
Fighting for the second place position, he once again found himself dueling with fellow driver and pro-lite points leader, Brian Deegan. And again, the crowd came to their feet to cheer, as the two drivers exchanged positions several times throughout the remainder of the race.
With intentions of doing nothing other than taking the position, Currie eventually pulled away from his competitor and held on to the number two spot until the checkered flag deemed the event over. In turn, Casey Currie had managed to put himself back in the running for the Pro-lite crown.
"Glen Helen [Raceway] at night is awesome," recalled Currie. "The dirt is great, the racing is tight and the crowd loves it." Referring to the stiff competition at this particular event, he continued, "I would prefer a runaway, because it's a lot less stressful. But it's always fun - getting in a heated battle and having to use all of my years of racing."
Although Casey Currie has proved his driving skills throughout his tenure as a driver, he is also acutely aware that his team plays a huge role in his overall success. "The team is everything," he ensured. "Without a good team, I am nothing.
"My team builds the trucks and we do all of the work in house. So when we win, it's a huge accomplishment. And when we lose, we learn how to be better. I've had the same team for five years. I have a new fabricator, but even he has been with me for two years."
Experience has also taught Currie and his team that nothing supersedes a stringent maintenance program. That in mind, they are strong advocates of using K&N products to keep the internal components of their engines contaminant free.
"Prep on the race truck is huge," stated the driver. "You can win all kinds of races, but if you DNF from bad prep, you will never become a champion. I use K&N air filters. They give the truck the most horsepower and give the engine the freshest air. I've been using their filters my entire life. Even when I was riding moto, I used their filters."
With the championship title within his grips, Casey Currie is anticipating stellar performances throughout the remainder of the season. "I love the challenges,on the track and off the track," he stressed. "I love to market and love making companies grow in the sport of off road."
When asked the key to success throughout the remainder of the season, Casey Currie said, "Good luck is what we need. The truck is fast right now." In conclusion, the driver promised the fans, "For the remainder of 2013, you can see me at the Lucas races, Monster energy Supercross, off road Expo, Sema Show and the Baja 1000."