Red Bull Sponsored Menzies Motorsports Packs the LOORS Podium in Sparks, Nevada

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Bryce Menzies drives the Red Bull sponsored Pro-2 race truck and if not for a restart probably would have won Lucas Oil Off Road Racing round 11 at Wild West Motorsports Park

Bryce Menzies drives the Red Bull sponsored Pro-2 race truck and if not for a restart probably would have won Lucas Oil Off Road Racing round 11 at Wild West Motorsports Park

Ricky Johnson, two-time Pro-4 truck champion, had victory in his sights during Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing round 11 in Sparks, Nevada but a driving error forced him to make up lost ground

Ricky Johnson, two-time Pro-4 truck champion, had victory in his sights during Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing round 11 in Sparks, Nevada but a driving error forced him to make up lost ground

The Red Bull sponsored race team of Menzies Motorsports had an incredible weekend of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada. The two driver team of Ricky Johnson, number 48, and Bryce Menzies, number 7, made the podium in each of their classes in the double-header race weekend.

Ricky Johnson, RJ for short, contested the Pro-4 four-wheel-drive class in both rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series. Ricky Johnson qualified third for the round 11 main event in his number 48 Red Bull truck. Johnson, who is a two-time Pro-4 champion, was able to make a pass for the lead after just a few laps into the main. He held onto the lead until lap six when contact with a concrete barrier let the entire field come past him. Johnson isn’t one to give up easily. He spent the remainder of the race battling toward the front and would finish third.

Bryce Menzies, seen here with fellow Pro-2 truck driver Carl Renezeder, was determined to make up for the third place finish in LOORS round 11 by winning the race in round 12

Bryce Menzies, seen here with fellow Pro-2 truck driver Carl Renezeder, was determined to make up for the third place finish in LOORS round 11 by winning the race in round 12

The number 48 Red Bull Energy Pro-4 race truck piloted by Ricky Johnson had similar misfortune in the LOORS round 12 main event and he once again had to fight back toward the front

The number 48 Red Bull Energy Pro-4 race truck piloted by Ricky Johnson had similar misfortune in the LOORS round 12 main event and he once again had to fight back toward the front

Bryce Menzies, in the number 7 Red Bull truck, had an excellent qualifying run with the fastest lap time in the Pro-2 two-wheel-drive truck class. LOORS imposed an inverted start to mix things up a bit and as a result Bryce had to start the round 11 main event in fourth place. Bryce drove his Red Bull Pro-2 truck past the number 38 truck piloted by Brian Deegan after a multi-lap battle for the lead. Bryce opened a significant gap between his number 7 Red Bull truck and the second place driver until a caution flag bunched the field together with only three laps to go. On the restart Brian Deegan shot to the lead and Bryce was unable to work his way back to the front. Bryce Menzies would finish third in the Red Bull Pro-2 truck.

Bryce Menzies finished third in LOORS round 11 and came back in round 12 to drive the Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Pro-2 truck to a decisive victory at Wild West Motorsports Park

Bryce Menzies finished third in LOORS round 11 and came back in round 12 to drive the Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Pro-2 truck to a decisive victory at Wild West Motorsports Park

Ricky Johnson, driving the Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Pro-4 truck, had back to back third place podium finishes in Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing rounds 11 and 12 in Sparks, Nevada

Ricky Johnson, driving the Red Bull Menzies Motorsports Pro-4 truck, had back to back third place podium finishes in Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing rounds 11 and 12 in Sparks, Nevada

Ricky Johnson had similar luck during the round 12 main event the following day. This time, however, contact with another driver caused Johnson to spin out. Once again Johnson would fight his way from the back of the pack to another third place finish in the Pro-4 class. Like the Pro-4 class, history nearly repeated itself in the Pro-2 main event for Bryce Menzies. Although, once Bryce got to the front in Round 12, he would remain there eventually leading the second place driver by 15 truck lengths. Bryce Menzies would take the top spot on the podium in Pro-2 for round 12.

Although Menzies Motorsports is a little disappointed in “what could have been” for rounds 11 and 12, both team drivers were able to make it on the podium in every race. This is the first time Menzies Motorsports has been able to accomplish this all season. The next Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing event will be at Menzies Motorsports’ home track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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