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Rocks, Dirt and Rollovers Push Brothers to the Limit in XRRA Western Series
Brad and Roger Lovell put the hammer down at the XRRA finals in Colorado. The brothers visited the silt and rock track of Cortez for the final round of the western series.
Brad Lovell placed 4th and Roger Lovell placed 5th in the 2009 XRRA Western Series
The course was brutal and it devastated machinery all weekend long. Brad Lovell was only able to finish 8th after a crash broke his steering and nearly ripped a front wheel off. Roger Lovell fared much better and pulled off an amazing save after nearly rolling in a turn. After six solid runs Roger Lovell was elevated to a 2nd place finish, the best for his season.
One thousand mile Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada desert race coming up for Lovell Racing, photo by Chad Jock Photography
Crash at Cortez, Colorado in XRRA western series race broke Roger Lovell's steering and nearly ripped off his front wheel
“We made repairs and fine tuned the trucks for Sunday’s race,” said Brad Lovell. “Then, it was time to hit the course again. This time we were determined not to make the same mistakes again.”
Brad Lovell took off in a battle for the lead with Shannon Campbell. Roger Lovell continued his strong performance and by noon, two of the top three spots were held by the Lovell brothers.
“Roger’s time deteriorated and he fell to 7th after facing muddy rocks from a watered course followed by a dug out climb,” said Lovell. “I raced forward and sparred with Campbell into the shootout.” The two brutal runs were an event heat between the rivals but Campbell’s faster times during regular competition gave him the edge. Brad Lovell handed the team another second place.
“We never have to worry about our K&N air
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Brad Lovell placed 4th overall in the 2009 series and Roger Lovell was 5th overall. The Lovell’s are on their way to the 1000 mile Vegas to Reno desert race on August 20th. The brothers will square off against 18 other unlimited mini trucks for victory in the longest point to point race in the United States.
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