CORONA, Calif. (August 29, 2013) – Casey Currie and the Monster Energy/General Tire team knew the intensity in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORS) Pro Lite division would pick up as the 2013 season headed to Reno’s Wild West Motorsports Park. As a result, Currie did all he could to put the Monster Energy/General Tire Jeep JK in the mix at 11th and 12th rounds of the championship, ultimately capturing a pair of top-10 efforts.
Currie began his weekend with some momentum by posting top-three times in the initial Friday practice sessions. He carried that over into Saturday by posting the second-fastest lap in qualifying and giving himself prime track position for the 12-lap race.
At the drop of the green, the Pro Lite field scattered throughout the first turn at Wild West Motorsports Park. While jockeying for position Currie was hit by another truck, which forced him to lose some spots and also did damage to the Monster Energy/General Tire Jeep JK. Despite that, the veteran driver gave it his all to maintain a podium position for the bulk of the race, but settled for an eighth-place result in the end.
“It’s frustrating to start on the pole and get taken out in the first turn,” explained Currie. “My truck was damaged with a slow leak in my front left tire and right side suspension damage. I tried holding on as long as I could, but every restart made it tough to hold position. We did what we could and still grabbed a top-10 finish.”