Casey Currie Sets the Pace and Podiums

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.

Friday was the first time any team had a chance to get on the brand new track at Estero Beach Resort and Casey was ready to hit the Ensenada sand. After four practice sessions, Casey had a great idea of just how technical and treacherous the track was but, being experienced in many types of racing in various terrains, he was able to get his truck set up perfectly for this unique track.

Catching up to Casey on Friday, he stated, “I love this track! It is technical, it is totally different than any other we run on. All of us drivers are going to really have to focus and be on our A-game to make it through to the end. I am confident that my team has given me the best truck for this weekend and I am confident that I can go out there and bring home top finishes that will keep me moving forward in the championship points. No matter what, it is going to be a great weekend of racing that the fans of Baja are going to love!”

Casey qualified in the top 5 on Saturday and a good thing too as it was a race filled with incidents. Casey’s experience kept him clear of the multiple wrecks that took out several trucks from the field, while keeping him on pace to come home with a top 5 finish. Casey commented, “It was brutal out there, but my truck was dialed in and I was able to keep it in one piece. Coming home with another top 5 finish keeps us right up there for the championship. I can’t wait to get back out there for tomorrow’s race.”

Sunday Currie hit the ground running and qualified third. The Round 12 race was a fast one as there were no caution flags thrown. Casey’s truck was dialed in and in lap 8 he laid down the fastest lap of the race. The Baja fans were cheering wildly as he and Jerrett Brooks raced each other hard for a podium finish. In the end it was Currie who came out on top and finished third. He said, “It feels great to be back on the podium and awesome to have the Optima Batteries’ Fast Lap. We are really catching our stride here and making great improvements to keep us in championship contention. Also being able to run here in Ensenada to a packed, standing-room-only crowd is exhilarating! The people of Baja love off-road and to be able to bring what we do to them is an honor.”

Casey’s finding his rhythm as he enters the final three race weekends of the 2015 season. Next up for Currie is LOORRS Rounds 13 & 14 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. In 2014 he took second place at this track, and with momentum behind him, he will be showing up with his truck set-up to put down fast laps and get back on the podium.