CORONA, Calif. (May 17, 2013) – Following back-to-back runner-up finishes at the third and fourth rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS) in Las Vegas, Monster Energy/General Tire driver Casey Currie is looking forward to coming home to Southern California for Rounds 5 and 6 of the championship from Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif., May 18th and 19th.
Currie is looking for a little home field advantage on the track that sits closest to his hometown of Anaheim Hills as well as his Corona race shop. While he’s consistently finished at the front of the field this season, Currie wants nothing more than the thrill of victory this weekend so he can add to his early Pro Lite points lead.
“I always love racing at home and the track at Lake Elsinore has always been one we’ve excelled on,” said Currie. “It’s been a great start to the season to this point, but I want that win to help cement myself atop the point standings.”
Currie has spent the last three weeks making minor adjustments to his Monster Energy/General Tire truck, looking to find the right combination that will enable him to take that next step on the track and battle for victory. Currie is eager to rebound from a tough weekend in Lake Elsinore last season where he showed impressive speed and ran at the front of the field on both Saturday and Sunday, only to suffer misfortune in the late stages of each race.
Friday will signify the first time Currie’s Monster Energy/General Tire ride hits the track with a pair of practice sessions. After he makes the necessary adjustments to get the balance right and maximize the traction from all four General Tires, Currie will have the opportunity to qualify and earn his spot on the grid before each respective round on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
“We’re so close to mixing it up out front,” he added. “My qualifying has been solid, but I know I can lay down a better lap. I’ll need to if I’m going to really have a chance at winning one of these rounds this weekend. I’d love to be able to sweep Saturday and Sunday and walk away making a statement, but if we’re able to keep doing what we’ve been doing it’ll be a good weekend.”