Podium and Big Points weekend for Casey Currie
at Lake Elsinore Rounds 5 & 6
CORONA, California (June 1, 2015) – Casey Currie had a huge weekend at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 5 & 6 in Lake Elsinore. With a top five and podium finishes Currie has turned in two great performances keeping him close to the top of the points standings. His lightening-fast lap times and flawlessly performing truck means he is ready to go June 20th and 21st at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for Rounds 7 & 8.
Round 5 on Saturday started off fast with Casey starting in 6th position. Throughout most of the race, there was hardly any passing going amongst the top competitors, and, in what is usually an action-packed race, there were no yellows to bunch the field back up. But Casey found a way to get up to 5th and put down the 3rd fastest Pro Lite lap time of the day.
After the race, Casey commented, “The truck felt great! It is great to get another top-five finish, especially when the race doesn’t have many opportunities for passing. But in those last few laps I found the speed…if I had another few laps, I know I would have been on the podium this round, but it is great to keep in that elite top-five group. We have a great truck for Sunday.”
Sunday, Casey qualified 4th putting him in the 4th row, but he knew he had a strong truck that could make it through the field and put him on the podium. By the end of lap 1 Casey had already made it past 3 trucks. But this race was full of wrecks and carnage, which Casey was able to stay out of. Cautions were abundant, and Currie made the most of the situation when he passed two trucks on the last lap to come through 3rd.
“What a race! It feels great to be on the podium again! My truck was dialed in for speed today. We put down the second fastest lap time of the day and when you start in the 4th row and finish 3rd, with this talent out here and the sheer number of trucks we have to compete against, you know you have a great truck. We are ready to take the top spot in Rounds 7 and 8.” said Currie.
With a dialed-in race truck and a big points weekend under his belt, Casey is headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. He is closing the gap for the points lead – and his momentum is picking up.