Casey Currie Perseveres through the Battlefield at Wild West Motorsports Park
CORONA, California (Aug 24, 2015) – Casey and the #2 truck were headed back to Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV for Rounds 13 & 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). In the hunt for the championship, Casey knew he needed two strong, consistent and clean finishes, which was exactly what he delivered. Though the races turned into a battlefield, Currie was able to keep out of most of the carnage and come home with two big points finishes, notching him up in the points standings.
Through the practices and qualifying, Casey knew that the races were going to be a fight to the end. So, it wasn’t surprising that he jumped up two positions in the first lap of the race to get as far away from the pack as possible. He held that position and raced flawlessly until there was a flag on lap 10 that caused the field to bunch back up again. He had a great jump on the restart until the truck in front of him didn’t go which forced Currie to lift to avoid a serious crash. He was able to get back some positions the were lost due to the restart, and in the end finished with an intact truck and significant championship points.
After the Saturday race, Casey commented, “It was brutal out there…but we came home with a good points finish and a truck that is ready to go for tomorrow. That is the main thing. We have to play this smart so we don’t use up the truck in one race. Tomorrow we have a great truck and will be charging for the top.”
Sunday’s Round 14 race was going to be challenging, but with the #2 truck on rails, Casey was able to make his way through the field with ease. With several cautions, the Pro Lite field stayed bunched up and there was intense door-to-door racing, but Currie’s experience and focus kept him charging to the front. He was able to avoid the rollovers and carnage and managed to put down some of the fastest lap times of the race. Currie came home again with a gain in points and a truck that is ready to put down more fast laps in Las Vegas in September.