Team Renezeder Finishes 2nd in Pro-2 for the LOORRS Season Opener at Wild Horse Motorsports Park

     Printer Image
 
Team Renezeder’s new Pro-2 landed on the podium in the opening rounds of LOORRS

Team Renezeder’s new Pro-2 landed on the podium in the opening rounds of LOORRS

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) lit the fuse on the exhilarating 2014 short course racing season on the dirt of Wild Horse Motorsports Park – formerly Firebird Raceway – in Chandler, Arizona. During the opening weekend of LOORRS, off-road racing legend Carl Renezeder and his championship crew debuted their new K&N supported, Lucas Oil, General Tire, KMC Wheels, Team Associated Pro-2, with the intention of carrying the positive momentum from last season. The winningest driver in short-course (114 career wins) holds the most national titles of any short-course driver in the history of the sport with nine championships, yet he’s continually searching for ways to add to that tally with every opportunity.

Renezeder managed to hold on to his ill handling Pro-4 to finish 4th in Arizona

Renezeder managed to hold on to his ill handling Pro-4 to finish 4th in Arizona

“It's never back to work as usual,” remarked Renezeder referring to his approach to a new season. “We try to learn from every race, and use that knowledge to continue to make the trucks faster and better. I have the best team who, together with my sponsors, are constantly refining the trucks to give us the winning edge.”

Saturday, Renezeder began by qualifying 2nd in the new Pro-2. However qualifying was cut short for the Pro-4 due to front drive train issues. The team went to work though and had the Pro-4 ready by race time.

In the opening laps of the Pro-2 race, contact had Renezeder spinning into 12th place, but after several hard battles, the driver most often associated with the heart of a champion, fought his way back up into a 4th place finish. A very impressive debut indeed for a new truck with limited test time. In the Pro-4 race Renezeder held on to finish in sixth, still fighting off persistent issues with the front-end during the contest.

The team’s Pro-4 has proven it’s plenty fast although persistent front end problems have held it back so far

The team’s Pro-4 has proven it’s plenty fast although persistent front end problems have held it back so far

Sunday, the Pro -2 qualified fifth, and the Pro-4 demonstrated its power, qualifying 1st with the fastest time. In Sunday's race, Renezeder drove his new Pro-2 into 2nd place earning his first podium of the year.

Team Renezeder clinched two 3rd place Pro-2 finishes at Lake Elsinore

Team Renezeder clinched two 3rd place Pro-2 finishes at Lake Elsinore

“I'm very satisfied with the performance of the new Pro-2,” said Renezeder. “And I'm really excited that we've been on the podium with the pro-2 at the first race.”

The Pro-4 continued to have front-end problems, and it’s a credit to Renezeder's driving and patience that he made it through most of the four-wheel drive race in two-wheel drive, finishing the race in 4th place and maintaining the lead lap throughout the race.

Regarding the relentless front-end difficulties Renezeder said, “Still struggling a little with the front end, but the team is pretty secure that we'll figure it out. We still have a little homework to do on this, but we'll get it dialed in.”

Rounds 3 and 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing were held at Lake Elsinore last weekend and Renezeder earned two hard fought 3rd place finishes in Pro-2.

However, in Pro 4 truck issues continued to plague the team. Renezeder ran a brilliant race battling it out with Kyle Leduc in 1st, at the last turn, as he looked like he might have a chance at a pass. The steering broke and Renezeder did a slow rollover ending his chance at the podium. He got out and let his fans know he was unhurt.

“It’s a bummer to finish out the weekend with problems with the Pro 4," commented Renezeder, “But I'm proud of my entire team and I know they will get everything ironed out before the next event in a few weeks in Sparks, Nevada."

Look for Renezeder and the team on CBS Sports Network, and MavTV, and check the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Website for dates and times.


K&N PRODUCT SEARCH     WHERE TO BUY K&N




See What K&N Makes for Your Car! Get the K&N Newsletter!
 
Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.
 
K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.

K&N News Home