Lucas Oil Off Road Under the Lights of Glen Helen

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings short course action back to Southern California for the first time this season.  Rounds 9 & 10 of the 2010 season under the lights at the world famous Glen Helen Raceway in front of a sell out crowd.  The drivers didn’t fail to disappoint with some of the closets racing action all season.

Austin Kimbrell won the round 9 and finished in 4th in round 10.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Shutter priority, 1/320 sec, f/7.1, iso 100.

Jerett Brooks in his Modified Kart attempted a pass at the start finish line and rolled 5 times.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Aperture priority, 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, iso 100.

Click here to see Jerett’s entire crash sequence as an animated gif.

Adrien Cenni jumps his Pro 4 Unlimited in front of a sell out crowd, finishing on the podium in third.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/320 sec, f/4, iso 1000.

Greg Adler & Mike Johnson cross the start/finish line during the Pro2 Unlimited race during round 9.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/320 sec, f/4, iso 3200.

http://www.ryantorresphotography.com/Hosted/LOORRS10/Blog/img_Rodrigo Ampudia’s truck blows fire out of it’s exhaust during the Pro 2 Unlimited race in round 10.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/320 sec, f/4, iso 4000.

Mike Johnson’s truck exhausted a lot of unspent fuel all weekend.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Manual Mode, 1/250 sec, f/4, iso 2500.

Phil Bollman jumps on the front straight during the Unlimited Buggy race in round 10.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Manual Mode, 1/160 sec, f/2.8, iso 2000.

Carl Renezeder’s brakes run hot during the Pro 2 Unlimited race in round 9.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Manual Mode, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, iso 2500.

Carl Renezeder crashes during the Pro 2 Unlimited race in round 9.

Based on the Speed broadcast of Utah race, this should be only Carl’s second time crashing during a race, however I

remember Carl & Johnny Greaves getting together and Carl rolling in a CORR race at Antelope Valley. So this weekend

would be Carl’s 3rd & 4th crashes during short course races.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/200 sec, f/4, iso 500.

Metal Mulisha General Brian Deegan hits and rides the K-rail after over shooting the table top trying to catch

Marty Hart during the Pro-Lite race in round 9. Not only did Deegan not get stuck on the rail, this collision didn’t cause

any major damage. Deegan managed to get clear of the wall and maintain second place where he finished just behind Hart.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Manual Mode, 1/200 sec, f/2.8, iso 2500.

Justin “Bean” Smith almost overshoots a table top during the Limited Buggy in round 9.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Shutter Priority, 1/200 sec, f/7.1, iso 100.

Greg Adler jumps toward the start/finish line during the Pro 2 Unlimited race in round 10.

Greg finished on the podium for the first time this season.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/320 sec, f/4, iso 4000.

Robbie Pierce crashes hard during the Pro 2 Unlimited race in round 10.

Click here to see Robbie’s entire crash sequence as an animated gif.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1.4x TC, Manual Mode, 1/125 sec, f/4, iso 3200.

Curt LeDuc manages to make a save and put all four wheels back on the track before his

momentum causes his truck to roll.

Click here to see Curt’s entire crash sequence as an animated gif.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8, Manual Mode, 1/400 sec, f/2.8, iso 640.

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Large fields, cash prizes, and another fall in the mud.

The Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Challenge Cup was a fitting end to a very exciting inaugural season for Lucas Oil.

Drivers put it all on the line for their piece of $180,000.

27 Unlimited 2 & 4 trucks, and for the first time in shortcourse off road history buggies and trucks racing together on the same track made for an excited day of racing.  The weather was perfect especially nice after a couple of rounds in the sweltering heat and one in the cold and wind.

Coyne & Vanden Heuvel clear the table top at the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Coyne & Vanden Heuvel clear a table top at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

2009 Unlimited Buggy Champion Chuck Cheek blows an engine during the last chance qualifier.

2009 Unlimited Buggy Champion Chuck Cheek blows an engine during the last chance qualifier for the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Kyle LeDuc follows brother Todd through turn 2 in the Challenge Cup, Lake Elisinore Motorsports Complex.

Kyle LeDuc follows brother Todd in turn 2 at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Greg Adler & Jeff Ward clear the big table top at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Greg Adler & Jeff Ward clear the big table top at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Jimmy Stephensen & Tim Herbst jump together on the large table top at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Jimmy Stephensen & Tim Herbst jump together on the large table top at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Bryce Menzies clears the tabletop on the front straight at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challege Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Bryce Menzies clears the tabletop on the front straight at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex.

Tim Herbst & Travis Coyne in the air on the front straight at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challege Cup.

Tim Herbst & Travis Coyne in the air on the front straight at the Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup.

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Cold, Wind, and Champagne on my lens.

45 degrees isn’t too bad, but it was the 30-40 mph constant winds that chilled you to your soul.

I’m sure the vendors that ordered extra sweatshirts for this weekend made a killing.

During the driver’s meeting.

Lucas Oil Videographer unprepared for the cold with just a sweatshirt,

had to rely on his tarp as a wind breaker.  Poor guy looks miserable.

Bryce Menzies’ Unlimited 2 clears the table top after turn 2.

Ricky James’ Superlite just after exiting turn 1.

2009 Unlimited Buggy champion Chuck Cheek over the tabletop after turn 2.

Green Flag for the Unlimited Buggy race round 12.

Michell Dejong pops up from the first jump during Modified Kart race round 12.

Kyle LeDuc gets ready to enter turn #3 practice for round 12.

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