Rookie Driver Geoffrey Cooley piloted his no.22 Alumi Craft / Competitive Metals Pro-Buggy to a 5th place finish in Round 1 and battled for the win placing 3rd in Sunday's Round 2 of the season opening Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Firebird International Raceway. Cooley qualified with the fastest time of 44.548. He was the only driver to crack the 44 second mark. The team entered the event with a goal of just finishing the race and possibly getting into the top ten. But Cooley had bigger expectations as he raced in the lead pack competing against and beating some of the series long time veterans.
April 1st 2012 – Chandler, AZ
It has been said; “Success is preparation meeting opportunity.” That theory is well proven however it is subject to outside influence. In short course off road, it would be fairly accurate to say success is attributed with preparation, funding, and luck.
The 2012 Lucas Oil Off Road season opener has welcomed a large field of entries into the ranks of short course racing. Most are seasoned veterans with legitimate resumes. Many are accomplished racers and some have cut their teeth in the developing classes, and now there is a new generation rising through the ranks based on their merit and accomplishment. Not their pocket book. Everyone is attempting to carve out an edge.
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink’s Rob MacCachren finished second in series points in both SCORE International’s Trophy Truck class and Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro2 Unlimited in 2011. Anyone who has ever met Rob Mac knows that he doesn’t settle for second place though; his unyielding drive to be the best is how he has accumulated an astounding 192 career victories in the desert and short course. For 2012 MacCachren is pulling out all the stops, and after wins in Laughlin and San Felipe he is leading SCORE International points in the premier Trophy Truck class. MacCachren is also fresh off the Trick Truck win with teammate Steve Sourapas at last weekend’s Mint 400.
Riverside, California (March 28, 2012) - 2011 Superteam of the Year, Stronghold Motorsports, will be coming out firing when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series kicks off March 31st at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. With a lineup featuring seven-time Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath alongside XGames Gold medalist and action sports icon, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg leading the charge in the marquis Pro2 class, Stronghold Motorsports will be firing on all cylinders for this weekend's short course off road racing season opener.