When he made the move to the Pro 2 class for the 2019 season, Brandon Arthur brought a wealth of experience and success into the sport’s high profile division. Given his impressive résumé, Arthur anticipated having the opportunity to mix it up alongside the biggest names in the sport.
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Given everything he’s accomplished over the past handful of seasons, headlined by back-to-back Pro Lite titles in 2016 and 2017, and most recently the 2019 Pro 2 championship, it’s easy to forget that Jerett Brooks is only 22 years old.
The upper tier classes of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series provide arguably the most competitive landscape in all of short course off road. Both the Pro 4 and Pro 2 divisions are loaded with world class talent and some of the finest mechanical minds in the sport.
The Pro 4 division has been Kyle LeDuc’s playground since the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held its inaugural season in 2009. Over that span, he’s captured an astounding six championships, with his most recent triumph coming this past season during another dominant campaign.
Every Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series driver’s path into and through short course off road is different, but perhaps none are quite as unique as 2019 Pro Lite Rookie-of-the-Year Trevor Leighton. A native of Star, Idaho. Leighton grew up in one of the country’s most expansive regions, where wide open spaces are abundant and wilderness calls.
Ryan Beat is a racer at heart. The former professional motocrosser knows first hand what kind of mental fortitude it takes to compete at the highest level of motorsports, so after a serious injury ended his two-wheeled career prematurely, Beat didn’t give up on his racing dreams and instead turned his focus to four wheels.
Like many young racers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, newly crowned Pro Buggy Rookie of the Year Zachary Drapkin began his journey in short course off road in the ultra competitive Mod Kart class. Soon enough, the Lake Forest, California, native made the transition into full size vehicles, electing to take the next step in his career by driving a Pro Buggy.
As a second generation racer, Eliott Watson has spent his life immersed in the world of off road racing. Given that his father was a multi-time champion in desert racing, Eliott appeared destined for success when he started his own career in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series about a decade ago.
As the popularity of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series continues to grow, the diverse skill set of the drivers joining one of the championship’s nine classes continues to expand. Much like newly crowned Production 1000 UTV Champion Robert Stout, the class’ newest Rookie of the Year also honed his talents on asphalt.