Anaheim Hills, CA (May 23, 2012) – Sweltering desert heat and an amping field of talent set the stage for Casey Currie and team to achieve their goal for the weekend and get back in their groove at the Lucas Oil Off Road short course race in Surprise, AZ. Casey’s focused and consistent driving would move him up the ladder in Championship Points and earn him two well-deserved podiums for the weekend.
“This being our first time to Surprise in the V8,” commented Casey on Saturday’s race, “we didn’t catch the gear ratio just right but I am very pleased with how well the race went. We made some gear changes and were able to battle to the front of the pack, but didn’t quite have enough to pass the leaders, so we’ll make some needed changes for Sunday.”
Despite a less than favorable starting position on Sunday, Casey’s talent was in gear, leading him straight to a respectable 2nd place podium finish.
“Inverting points instead of race results from Saturday didn’t give us the greatest starting advantage,” explained Casey of Sunday’s race. “We started 10th, five rows back form the pole, and made some quick passes, getting us up to 4th or 5th and then it was time to really put the pressure on. Other trucks were fatiguing and we were just getting stronger. Gaining ground and taking 2nd, I really pushed to chase down RJ Anderson in the lead but didn’t end up catching him.”
Taking a 3rd place podium finish on Saturday, followed by 2nd place on Sunday, Casey would gain much needed championship points and advance himself in the Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite standings.
“All things considered I think the weekend went pretty well,” commented Crew Chief Oren Anderson. “Considering we didn’t have any practice time out here, every change we made went in the right direction and the truck just got faster and faster.”