BILSTEIN RACERS SECURE 2019 LOORRS CHAMPIONSHIPS!
BILSTEIN Pro Lite & Pro2 Racers Earn Season Championships.
Poway, CA – Oct 31st – The final rounds of the 2019 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) took place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, and when the final checkered flag fell on another great season, BILSTEIN-sponsored racers walked away with multiple wins and two championship titles.
The two races of the weekend were comprised of Round Nine and the LOORRS Challenge Cup – a special set of heat races with extra prize money at stake for hungry racers. When all was said and done, BILSTEIN title-sponsor athlete Ryan Beat locked down his second straight Pro Lite points championship, and Jerett Brooks paced the field in Pro2.
“This past weekend was a dream come true,” Beat said. “To win a single Pro Lite championship is a feat in itself, but to win two in a row is unheard of. For BILSTEIN and General Tire, that makes four consecutive Pro Lite championships. I think that kind of domination speaks volumes.”
Fellow BILSTEIN Pro Lite racer Mickey Thomas won Round Nine and finished second in the season points standings to Beat, making it a one-two sweep for BILSTEIN.
“So stoked to cap the year off with a win! Time to go out and get one more!” Thomas said prior to the Challenge Cup.
In the LOORRS Challenge Cup, BILSTEIN racer Cole Mamer earned the victory and a huge payout.
“Today couldn’t have been a better day took home the big $10,000 check 1st place…I am super grateful to have so many amazing people that have helped us get this truck to where we are,” Mamer posted on social media after his victory.
Meanwhile, multi-time short course champion and BILSTEIN Pro2 racer Jerett Brooks had a blisteringly fast weekend. After qualifying first on Friday he was dialed in for Round Nine and the Challenge Cup. Brooks’ well-tuned BILSTEIN M9200s helped him take the Round Nine win and ultimately bump into the championship points lead.
“Wow! This has always been my dream, winning a Pro2 championship. It’s been a surreal season and I can’t thank my family, crew, partners and fans enough for supporting me this season!” Brooks declared.
Other notable BILSTEIN racers included Doug Mittag, who secured the bronze in the championship standings for the Pro4 category, and Trey D. Gibbs who wheeled his Pro Buggy to a fourth-place finish in Round Nine.
BILSTEIN – A Winning History
Beat has shown the Pro Lite field that he means business, winning the championship in 2018 and now 2019. Jerett Brooks put on the same display of BILSTEIN technological prowess securing the Pro Lite championships in 2016 and 2017 – before moving up to Pro2. In the Pro Buggy category, Darren Hardesty Jr. pulled off the hat trick winning the 2016, 2017 and 2018 championships – all riding on BILSTEIN M9200 suspension.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) pits the top short course off-road racing drivers against each other across an ever-expanding series of fan-friendly, pulse-pounding tracks. Born from the long-standing traditional home of midwestern short course off-road racing, and enlivened by the fast-emerging west coast short course movement, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing is the premier series in the world off short course off-road. Driven by Lucas Oil and the company’s founder and CEO Forrest Lucas, both of whom have been long-time passionate supporters of this sport, the series continues to progress and evolve, carrying on the heritage of short course, as well as pushing its limits into the future
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