East Coast Successes for Casey Currie
CORONA, California (August 23, 2016) – The last two weeks for Casey Currie has been filled with wins and podium finishes. Casey’s first stop on the east coast was the inaugural BFGoodrich 36 Hours of Uwharrie where he took the overall win. He followed up that win with a third place at the TORC Series race in Charlotte, NC. Two very different events, and Casey showed he can be successful in any circumstance. Continue reading East Coast Successes for Casey Currie
Catching up with Casey Currie: His Endless Summer of 2016
CORONA, California (August 10, 2016) – It has been a busy summer for Casey Currie. He has been all over the Western United States and Baja California, Mexico racing, jeeping and spending time with fans, friends and family. Per his usual schedule there has not been much down time for Casey, but he would have it no other way. Now after racing the Lucas Oil Short Course Series at Glen Helen and Estero Beach, and jeeping through Rubicon, down the Baja Peninsula on the Trail of Missions and around Moab with our nation’s veterans, Casey is mixing it up and headed to the east coast for three events: the BFGoodrich Tires 36 Hours of Uwharrie and TORC races in Charlotte, NC and Crandon, WI. Keeping the same crazy schedule, just changing up the locations. Continue reading Catching up with Casey Currie: His Endless Summer of 2016
Casey Currie Finishes Top Five After Fighting Adversity at Lake Elsinore
CORONA, California (April 27, 2016) – It was the second weekend of races for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore, and Casey was ready to take on the Pro Lite class at his home track. After the first two rounds in Arizona in his backup track, he was expecting to have his primary truck back in working order for rounds 3 and 4. Unfortunately, due to a rule change by Lucas, the production crank in the engine now was changed to a full race crank which turned the off-the-shelf time frame to 9 weeks. Therefore, the new engine was not delivered in time for Lake Elsinore, so he, once again, had to run his backup truck – but they were hopeful since Casey was able to pull out top-five finishes in Arizona. Sure enough, Casey had an incredible race on Saturday when he started on the last row and still came across the line in another top-five position. Sunday, however, his luck was not there and he got caught up amongst some young drivers and had to limp around the track to finish. But with all the adversity, Casey and his team showed great resolve to find a way to make this weekend a positive one. Continue reading Casey Currie Finishes Top Five After Fighting Adversity at Lake Elsinore
Casey Currie Overcomes Early Obstacles to Have a Solid First Weekend in Chandler, AZ
CORONA, California (March 29, 2016) – The race season has officially started for the Lucas Oil Off Road Series and though it got off to a rough start, Casey came away with a solid finish to the weekend in Chandler, Arizona. A few days prior to the races, Casey had to switch to his backup truck with no testing or tuning done to it. However, that didn’t slow him and his team down. During the weekend’s races, Casey made huge strides and was able to find his way through the field and finish in the top 10 on Saturday and in the top 5 on Sunday. Though not quite the finishes he wanted this weekend, he has put himself in a place where, in the next few races, he can work his way to the front of the field in points.
A few days prior to the race weekend, Casey and his team were going through the race truck and found out that they had lost the engine. They were going to need to start the back up truck with no testing and no tuning. Because he was starting with a blank slate, it wasn’t surprising that Casey had some issues during practices and qualifying. Casey knew there was work to be done on the vehicle, but with his team ready to go, they got to work and got the truck ready to take on the largest class of Pro trucks in short course off road racing. Saturday rolled around and still with a few early-season racing bugs to work out managed to pull out a top ten finish, avoiding any carnage and keeping his Jeep on point for Sunday’s race. Continue reading Casey Currie Overcomes Early Obstacles to Have a Solid First Weekend in Chandler, AZ
Casey Currie Gets a Top 3 Finish at the Mint 400
CORONA, California (March 15, 2016) – Last weekend, Casey headed out to Las Vegas for the Great American Off Road Race, the Best in the Desert Mint 400. It was a family affair with Casey running with his uncle, John Currie – and the Currie family showed up strong finishing with a podium finish. They had a fast vehicle all day, but had to overcome some adversity and push hard to the finish, but with great team work and Casey’s talented driving, he was able to bring home a 3rd place in this grueling race.
It all kicked off Thursday night on Fremont street with the Driver Meet & Greet on Fremont Street. As always, Casey had quite a presence with his Jeep and team on full display. The next day was tech and contingency in Las Vegas, then he headed down to Stateline, Primm, Nevada to get setup for an early morning race. He knew that his Hammers Jeep was in great running condition and ready to take on the race at daybreak.
It was 4am when Casey and his team started lining and warming up for the race. At 6 am the green flag dropped and he was off. Casey’s King of the Hammers Jeep stayed up front the whole race until he had a front end mechanical fail that caused him to lose over 45 minutes while he limped the Jeep back to his pit and had his team fix the issue with the spare they had available. Once Casey was back up and running he was determined to make back the front. And he almost did. Casey was able to push hard and reduced the 45-minute deficit to only 5 coming in third after an incredible final drive.
After the race, Casey said, “That was an incredible day of racing – to be up front all day until we had a mechanical issue, then to lose 45 minutes to fix it and race back to finish 3rd only 5 minutes behind the leader was quite an accomplishment. Also, to do this with my dad and uncle always makes this special. But a big thanks to my sponsors, especially BFG for taking care of my main pit, and my on-point team. It was their help that put me back in a position to gain all that time back and take third. This was a team effort and I can’t wait for the Mint 400 2017!”
Casey is back into full race mode now. With King of the Hammers, and the Mint 400 under his belt, he heads to the first rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Chandler, Arizona on March 19th and 20th. Then it is a fast turnaround as he heads north from Arizona to beautiful Moab, Utah for the 50th anniversary of Easter Jeep Safari.
Casey Currie Runs Fast and Hard at King of the Hammers
CORONA, California (Feb 9, 2016) – Casey was setting his sights on bringing Jeeps to the 2016 event that would shake up the ranks and put him at the top of his class. His 2-door stock Jeep ran the Everyman Challenge impressively and his King of the Hammers main event Jeep was fast and ready to take on what this year’s course had to offer. Casey was running fast in the main event, making it up to third until heartbreak happened and he had to call his day with only 60 miles left in the course. Even so, Casey’s presence was felt around Hammertown all week and 2017 is in his sights. Continue reading Casey Currie Runs Fast and Hard at King of the Hammers
Lights of Las Vegas Shine Brightly on Casey Currie and His 5 SEMA Vehicles
CORONA, California (Nov 2, 2015) – SEMA week is here and Casey Currie has a busy schedule in front of him. Between his 5 vehicles in various booths around the show and participating in the Battle of the Builders competition, and being selected as one of the judges for the Transamerican “Life is Better Off-Road” Award, Casey is once again proving how influential he is in the industry.
The automotive industry is abuzz with all the amazing talent, vehicles and ideas that are on their way to Las Vegas and Casey will be showing 5 vehicles that will capture the attention and minds of attendees all around the show. He will have two of his Jeeps – the JKRK featured in multiple magazines, and the just-built 2-Door 4600 Stock-Class King of the Hammers Competition JK Jeep – be judged for the Battle of the Builders competition. You can see the JKRK in the BF Goodrich outside booth (#62001), and the 2-Door Race JK in the Dana Spicer booth in the Upper South Hall (#36179). On Friday, November 6, Casey’s two vehicles will be going up against some of the other biggest names in the automotive industry.
In addition to the two Jeeps entered into the Battle of the Builders, Casey will have 3 more vehicles in display areas around the SEMA Show. He has teamed up with companies such as Magnaflow, Eibach and Dana Spicer to show how their products and his skills can create amazing vehicles. Outside the main halls you will find Currie’s matte gray Magpul JK in the Magnaflow booth (#61028), and the Ultimate Dana 60 4-door JK. Inside the Central Hall, his King of the Hammers Race Jeep will be featured in the Eibach display (booth #23531).
Casey’s presence at SEMA goes far beyond the Jeeps he has built. As one of the most respected fabricators, designers and competitors in the off-road industry, he was selected by Transamerican to be one of the prestigious judges for the “Life is Better Off-Road” Award. He will be joined by fellow judges Shannon Campbell, Brian Deegan, Rick Geiser, Sean P. Holman and Craig Perronne as they decide who has built and best presented the most impressive off-road vehicle at this year’s SEMA show. Casey, whose family has been in the off-road industry for over 50 years, brings a unique perspective from both the competition and off road lifestyle sides of the industry and will be a valuable voice in the competition.
Currie Brings Home the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Season at Lake Elsinore
CORONA, California (October 26, 2015) – It was the final weekend of the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park and Casey Currie finished the season with two more consistent, strong, fast finishes. In all, Casey fished out the season 5th in points in the largest Pro Class of 35 trucks, with multiple podium finishes and Fast Lap awards.
As Casey’s home track, he was excited to finish the season at Lake Elsinore with his fans in the crowd waving the Casey Currie #2 green foam fingers to show their support. It was busy racing with 25 trucks in the field, but he managed to stay out of any incidents and finish the races with some of the fastest laps of the weekend. He has had a fast truck all season and this weekend was no different. Now, with a still intact truck, Casey is going into the offseason ahead of the game.
After the race weekend, Currie commented, “I can’t believe the 2015 season is already over. All my partners and sponsors have done so much for Currie Motorsports and it shows with how consistently fast we ran all year. And…we still have a great truck that is ready for next season! I will be making some changes this off season and there is still a lot to accomplish to get ready for all the events we are doing next year, but I have the team and sponsors that make it all possible.”
In addition to competing for the 2016 championship in the largest Pro Class in all of short course racing, Casey has more events than ever in his 2016 schedule. Between the King of the Hammers, Monster Jam, LOORRS, Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeepers Jamboree Rubicon, and the many other events Casey is going to do, Currie is going to be busier than ever. Once again, Casey is full throttle into next year and is looking forward to it.
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.
Casey Currie Sets the Pace and Podiums
at the Inaugural Lucas Oil Off Road Short Course Race in Baja
CORONA, California (August 3, 2015) – It was the inaugural, international weekend for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Mexico, and Casey’s experience racing on the beaches of Baja proved to be invaluable. The track for rounds 11 and 12 was unlike any other the Lucas series has put together – a more technical track, with a taste of the desert Baja races Casey is so familiar with and skilled at running. Brining home another top 5 finish on Saturday, and getting a podium finish while setting the fastest lap time on Sunday, have Kept Currie in the hunt for the 2015 championship. Continue reading Casey Currie Sets the Pace and Podiums
Casey Currie Soars and is Fastest at Glen Helen
CORONA, California (July 19, 2015) – It was a short but fast weekend for Casey Currie at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen. After a successful practice on Friday, rare thunderstorms came through the San Bernadino Foothills, postponing Round 9 until Sunday morning and Round 10 had to be rescheduled to the Lake Elsinore event at the end of the season. But even with the track drastically changing with all the rain, Casey had another strong points weekend and put down the fastest lap time of the Pro Lite class. Continue reading Casey Currie Soars and is Fastest at Glen Helen
Casey Currie Keeping Up the Heat in Utah
CORONA, California (June 22, 2015) – Coming off of a big weekend in Lake Elsinore Casey Currie headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The points race is tight in the largest class of short-course off road trucks, and Casey is right at the top. After the rounds at Utah, Casey has continued to put up strong number keeping him right in line for the championship.
Racing on a very technical and difficult track, Casey was able to keep up with the pace and turn in two top ten finishes. In Saturdays’ race, Currie was able to turn in a solid finish and keep the truck out of any accidents. On Sunday, Currie got tangled up early on in the race, but found a way to make several difficult passes around the tight turns and narrow straights of the track.
“Well, it wasn’t exactly the sort of weekend we were looking for, but ultimately we are still putting up strong points and are in the hunt for the championship. There is a lot of talent in this class, and to be in the top 5 in points half way through the season puts the Currie Racing team in a great spot to make a push for the championship,” said Casey.
Continuing to turn in consistent results has put Casey in a great position to contend for the championship in the second half of the 2015 season. With a truck that has stayed out of major wrecks and a team that can make the proper adjustments, Casey is ready to get on the podium and make his mark on the largest Pro class in short-course.
Casey Currie Conquers Baja
CORONA, California (June 8, 2015) – Casey Currie knew that committing to running the Baja 500 was going to be more than a challenging race, it was going to be an experience of a lifetime. He and his co-driver, his uncle, John Currie, had set a goal to finish the race and did coming across the line 18th in the Trophy Truck class. Ultimately, Casey, and his crew accomplished what they set out to accomplish and created one of the best memories in his racing career. Continue reading Casey Currie Conquers Baja
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. Continue reading Podium and Big Points weekend for Casey Currie
Casey Currie to bring his 4 Wheel Drive King of the Hammers Jeep to the Baja 500 Trophy Truck Class
CORONA, California (May 11, 2015) – Casey Currie’s King of the Hammers straight axle Jeep performed so well this year, that he has decided to run it at the premier 2015 SCORE Baja 500 race in June. This marks the first time Casey will be racing in the Trophy Truck class. Continue reading Casey Currie to bring his 4 Wheel Drive King of the Hammers Jeep to the Baja 500 Trophy Truck Class
Casey Currie Consistently Fast in Phoenix and Turns in a Top 5 Performance
CORONA, California (April 27, 2015) – With the Lucas Oil Off Road Series Rounds 1 & 2 completed, Casey was looking to have a consistent performance in Rounds 3 and 4 to keep his upward momentum going. And he did just that. Fast in practice on Thursday and in qualifying on Saturday, he turned in great race performances and is sitting in the top 5 in the largest class in all of short course. Continue reading Casey Currie Consistently Fast in Phoenix and Turns in a Top 5 Performance
Casey Currie Dialed in at Lake Elsinore and
Ready for Rounds 3 & 4 in Phoenix
CORONA, California (March 22, 2015) – The 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) officially began in Lake Elsinore on March 20 and Casey Currie had a solid start to the season. Finishing 9th and 5th, Casey goes into Rounds 3 & 4 in Phoenix with a strong points foundation and a dialed-in truck. Continue reading Casey Currie Dialed in at Lake Elsinore and Ready for Rounds 3 & 4 in Phoenix
Casey Currie Going Full Throttle into the 2015 Season
CORONA, California (February 4, 2015) – The momentum Casey Currie had coming off of the 2014 season never ended. Whereas many drivers will spend the off-season with friends and family and take a break from their typical crazy race schedule, Casey hasn’t stopped. From SEMA, to testing his multiple race vehicles, to running Baja, and participating in shows, Currie is building on the full head of steam and is looking to make 2015 a huge season for the Casey Currie racing team. Continue reading Casey Currie Going Full Throttle into the 2015 Season
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. Continue reading Casey Currie–Currie Sets the Pace on a Rain-Shortened Weekend in Las Vegas
Currie Captures a Podium Finish in Glen Helen
Teams heads North for Off-Road Racing Debut at Famous
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Corona, Calif. (August 4, 2014)—Currie and his team took to their home track this past weekend at Glen Helen Raceway. With family and friends coming to watch Currie battle with the best, the pressure was on the driver of the #2 Monster Energy ProLite. Rounds 9&10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series were under held under the lights, in front of packed stands and even a promise of rain.
Continue reading Casey Currie Racing–Currie Captures a Podium Finish in Glen Helen