E3 Performance Spark Plugs Race Fans Pack Glen Helen Raceway
For the second night in a row, the grandstands at the San Bernardino track were sold-out for the big dogs in the Pro 4 Unlimited Class as E3 Performance Spark Plugs racing fans packed the Glen Helen Raceway for Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series. Eric Barron was starting on the front row in the LAT Racing Oil/KMC Wheels Chevrolet truck next to the #22 Hart & Huntington/Grenade Ford of Josh Merrell. Barron would take the early lead ahead of Saturday night’s runner up, Kyle LeDuc. As trucks bounced off each other through the rough rhythm section, Merrell would bring out a full-course yellow on lap three as his Hart & Huntington Ford ended up on its roof.
After the restart, the #99 truck of LeDuc would reclaim the point as a determined Carl Renezeder in #1 Lucas Oil/General Tire Ford began to work his way toward the front of the pack. The Traxxas/Monster Energy Toyota of series points leader Rick Huseman had moved into third behind LeDuc and Renezeder before the #31 truck of Mike Johnson spun the Monster Energy Toyota in turn four. Johnson’s aggressive driving would earn him a black flag sending the K&N Filters Ford truck to the rear of the field alongside a disappointed Huseman. After the restart, Renezeder in the #1 Lucas Oil Ford truck was quick to continue his battle with Kyle LeDuc for the lead.
On the penultimate lap of a second night of spectacular racing, Carl Renezeder would roll his #1 Lucas Oil/General Tires truck leaving local favorite Kyle LeDuc in the Makita/Toyo Tires Ford to take the win. Second place would go to a hard-charging Rick Huseman, who had worked his way through the pack after stopping to change a flat tire when Merrell rolled his truck on lap three. A well-deserved third place went to Kent Brascho in the B.F. Goodrich/Lucas Oil Chevrolet ahead of Mike Johnson’s K&N Filters Ford truck. Rounding out the top five was early race leader Eric Barron in the #3 LAT Racing Oil Chevrolet.
An unlucky Renezeder in the #1 Lucas Oil Ford recorded the fastest lap of the race and was the only driver to break the 45-second barrier on the extremely rough Glen Helen short course. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing teams have a few weeks off to regroup before heading to Speed World Off Road Park in Surprise, Arizona, for Rounds 11 and 12 on September 25-26. Only five championship rounds remain before Pro 4 Unlimited drivers compete for the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Challenge Cup scheduled for December 12 at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. If you are looking for championship performance, insist on E3 Truck Spark Plugs for your truck.