Currie Begins Chase for LOORS Championship in Phoenix
Casey Currie is looking to rise to the top of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, beginning this weekend at the season opener at Firebird International Raceway, near Phoenix. The Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan driver claimed two LOORS Pro Lite victories in 2012 and is looking to put his name in the history books with a 2013 championship.
“Last year we made a lot of progress with our truck,” said Currie. “During the off-season we kept working on the it and I know we are going to unload with a very fast truck. I’ve also been busy getting back into race shape and have been working with a trainer to make sure I’m at my best throughout each race and over the course of the long season.”
The 2013 LOORS premiere at Firebird Raceway will be bittersweet for everyone in the pits as it may mark the final off-road race at the facility, which has hosted multiple races over the years. The 2013 season also marks a change to the LOORS schedule, as the series will now hold only one event each month between March and October.
“I really like the new LOORS schedule,” continued Currie. “I am always busy doing something, whether I’m racing, enjoying time out in the desert or just free riding on my dirt bike. I like to stay active and the schedule this year lets me pursue some of these other activities away from the racetrack.”
The door-to-door action from the LOORS season opener kicks off on Friday, March 15, with practice. Currie will dial in his Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan Pro Lite during this time in preparation for the points-paying races. The weekend’s opening pair of rounds will take place on Saturday and Sunday.