Currie Sets the Pace on a Rain-Shortened Weekend in Las Vegas
Extra day of racing added to the final weekend of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Lake Elsinore
Corona, Calif. (September 21, 2014) – Casey Currie ventured to the bright lights of Las Vegas for what was supposed to be Rounds 13 & 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series. Once again Casey’s truck was dialed in, setting Friday’s fastest qualifying time in the Pro-Lite group. Round 13 on Friday had many cautions and crashes bringing Casey home with a fourth place finish. Though ready for Saturday, it was not to be as Saturday’s race was rained out and postponed until the Lake Elsinore event, where an extra day of racing will be added on Thursday.
The first night in Las Vegas, Casey Currie and other Lucas Oil Off Road Racing drivers traveled to Fremont Street with their trucks for a special public meet-and-greet. As usual, Casey was a crowd favorite. Always happy to meet his supporters, Currie signed autographs and took pictures with adoring fans.
In the practice sessions, Casey was setting the pace and turning some of the fastest laps of the Pro-Lites. Friday’s qualifying session was no different…he took the top qualifier position. Running well and feeling confident, he was ready to take top spot under the lights at Las Vegas Motorspeedway.
For the race, they inverted the top four, putting Currie in the second row outside. It was looking like it was going to be another big weekend for the Currie team, until some unlucky tangles with other trucks and several full course yellows brought Casey to the finish line in fourth place.
“Qualifying went super good. [I] qualified first, had the fastest time of the day for all Pro-Lites. We knew we could set the pace. We inverted 4 and started in the second row outside, and got up to second quick and had a solid race. And then, with 5 laps to go, the cautions came. We got into a big tangle up, the first three trucks, and basically they allowed him to get his spot back, and put me in second. Then there was another crash. People kept getting their spots back and then there was just carnage on the last lap. But [I] still got fourth, guess you can’t really complain too much, so…a good day. All ready for tomorrow.” Currie commented after the race.
Fired up from Friday’s race, Casey went out and qualified 8th on Saturday. But, unfortunately, his hopes of taking the Pro-Lite race win in Vegas were cancelled due to thunderstorms and postponed until the Lake Elsinore event in October.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series officials decided to add an extra day of racing on Thursday, October 23, to make up for the cancelled Vegas race. And Currie will be ready. Come out to the extended Final Rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore, and cheer on Casey as he goes for the win!