Lake Elsinore, CA (September 4, 2017) – Sarah Burgess and the BMI Racing team rolled into Reno for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for the second time in her off-road racing career, this time with a better truck and the hopes of not getting taken out like 2016.
Saturday started off with track changes that were made after Friday's practice, which affected the setup to the Gear Alloy prolite for qualifying, putting Sarah 11th on the grid. The race kicked off and Sarah put her foot down, by the exit of turn 2 her momentum was building. Unfortunately, this quickly came to an end when another racer didn't maintain control of their truck, and hit Sarah so hard it ripped her entire passenger side suspension off, ending her day.
Sarah and the BMI Racing team had a long night ahead of them as they went to work on the Gear Alloy prolite to get it ready for Round 10 on Sunday. The team got the truck together and Sarah used the mornings qualifying session to ensure the truck would be safe to run.
The green flag dropped for Sunday's race and the dirt went flying as the prolites made their way around the unique track at Wild West Motorsports Park. Sarah did her best to steer the Gear Alloy Prolite around the track, but with the damage caused by the previous round it was tough for her to be competitive, placing her 11th for the day.
Sarah currently sits in the top 10 in the championship points as the team repairs and gets that truck ready for the next rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series that will be held at Glen Helen Raceway CA on September 15th and 16th.
Sarah is powered by these great companies:
Gear Alloy Wheels, Hercules Tires, Tire Pros, ATD Wheels, MAHLE, Clevite, Super Clean
ATI Performance Products, Autometer, Cometic Gasket, COMP Performance Group, Davies Craig, Edelbrock, Ferrea Racing Components, FK Rod Ends, FOX Shocks, Fragola Peformance Systems, Hawk Performance, HJC Helmets, J Valentine, Johnson's High Tech Performance, Lucas Oil Products, Miller Electric, MSD Performance, Oakley, ProAm, Rugged Radios, Sonic Tools, SNM Media, Tilton, VP Racing Fuels, Wiks Racing Engines.
Photo Credit: Eric Minks of SNM Media