RENO, NV – SEPTEMBER 30, 2010: The SuperLite field had thirteen drivers taking the green flag, ranging in expertise from Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg who drove his Metal Mulisha SuperLite and Jeff “Ox” Kargola in the General Tire truck to brand new “Arrive and Drive” drivers Patrick Clark, Rally Car driver Tanner Foust and Jonathan Elfalan an editor of Road & Track Magazine.
Saturdays race put the pack of SuperLites onto the track side-by-side and revving to take the hole shot. After all thirteen battled it out for 13 laps, Brandon Ward took his first ever win! “I have been working really hard to get a win, it feels really good!” said Ward. Brandon, son to Jeff Ward who races a Pro 2 truck for Speed Technologies, has been consistent all season but couldn’t put the full package together until this weekend and he proved it when he walked away with the trophy. Chad George, who went into the round with the overall points lead, took second place, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg drove his Metal Mulisha SuperLite to third, and Jeff “Ox” Kargola took fourth.
On Sunday, RJ Anderson, an Arrive and Drive participant, led the first half of the race until Twitch and Colton Greaves, Jonny Greaves son, were able to make the pass. Twitch took the podium win, Colton Greaves took second, and RJ Anderson, with winning UTV racing experience, took third in his second ever SuperLite start.
Fourth place went to Patrick Clark from Las Vegas who had never raced before, other than go-karts at the local indoor track. Clark signed up for the Arrive and Drive program, and with two days of training at the SuperLite facility, he finished 4th in his first ever race weekend. The program to participate in these races is easy for anyone interested.
The battle of the weekend was on Sunday during the last lap when Chad George, who was in the lead, cut down into a corner and unintentionally bumped Brandon Ward. George immediately lost the lead, and received a black flag for misconduct. The black flag was under review, and after further review the commission overturned the decision. George will keep his fifth place finish which allows him to maintain the lead in the season points.
Following Sunday nights race, host of SuperLite Live Chuck Dempsey and driver Chad George went to Speed Freaks studio to be guest on the Sunday night talk show. Kenny Sargent, Crash Gladys and Slatt Mann Caruthers harassed George about his black flag while getting all the information about the SuperLite Arrive and Drive program. “Let me see if I have this straight, all I have to do is pay the money, bring a helmet and a fire suit and you provide the mechanic, truck and everything else,” asked Sargent. “Yes, we also have full hospitality and a semi to enjoy. And when you leave with your helmet and race suit, we are loading up the battered cars to take them back to the shop and get them ready for the next race,” explained Chuck Dempsey.
Complete replays of SuperLite racing and the behind-the-scenes action can be seen on SuperLite Live. Hosted by Chuck Dempsey and co-hosted by Jeff “SurfRat” Arganda, they interviewed SuperLite drivers and had an excellent interview with Forest Lucas, the owner of Lucas Oil. He sat down with Chuck and Jeff for over 45 minutes and talked about his background, racing, track ownership, new tracks and a lot more. Watch the coverage, see the highlight videos and sign up now to get the “On The Air” notices at http://www.justin.tv/superlitelive (click Follow).
Listen to Speed Freaks Interview: http://www.speedfreaks.tv/gallery/display.sd?iid=4980
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About SuperLite Championship: The SuperLite Series races every round of the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) short course off-road race schedule as well as high-profile invitational races. The single seat truck chassis’ are equally set up with Mazda engines prepped for competition by Exotic Engine Development making it a race of the racers, not necessarily of the rides. There are a number of ways to secure your seat behind the wheel of a SuperLite Championship Truck. www.SuperLiteChampionship.com
WHAT: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Round 11 & 12
WHERE: Speedworld Off Road Park, Surprise, AZ
WHEN: Friday September 24 – Sunday September 26
RESULT INFORMATION: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com/results_surprise_924.htm
SuperLite Championship Saturday Finishing Order:
1 92 Brandon Ward
2 42 Chad George
3 88 Jeremy Stenberg
4 2 Jeffrey Kargola
5 25 Patrick Clark
6 21 Brent Fouch
7 29 Jacob Person
8 37 Rj Anderson
9 11 Jonathan Elfalan
10 69 Tanner Foust
11 26 Wyat Kirchner
12 33 Colton Greaves
13 16 Dawson Kirchner
SuperLite Championship Sunday Finishing Order:
1 88 Jeremy Stenberg
2 33 Colton Greaves
3 37 RJ Anderson
4 25 Patrick Clark
5 42 Chad George
6 21 Brent Fouch
7 92 Brandon Ward
8 11 Jonathan Elfalan
9 29 Jacob Person
10 2 Jeffrey Kargola
11 16 Dawson Kirchner
12 69 Tanner Foust
13 26 Wyat Kirchner