Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Glen Helen Saturday Pre Race Update

Carl Renezeder secured the second starting position in Pro 4.

Carl Renezeder secured the second starting position in Pro 4.

Roving bands of preteens on BMX bikes reign supreme in the pits of the Lucas Off-Road racing series as teams prepare for tonight’s race in San Bernardino California.  Moms bath in the sun, Dads turn wrenches, and bench race as they prepare to do battle at the famous Glen Helen Raceway.  Seven Time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath cruises the Pits on a mountain bike looking like he’s on vacation. You can tell that Short course racing although the upper end of the Off-road racing spectrum in so far as expense has not lost the family atmosphere. In the Casey Currie Pits the whole family turns wrenches and prepares lunch. Racers stop in and share a cold drink swap stories and head on down the pit road chasing the smell of BBQ as it blows through the Pits. This is Short Course off-road racing before the gates open, and it resembles a culture that obviously shares the experience with family.

Lucas short course qualifying yesterday has yielded a few twists and turns. In Pro2 Impact racing Robby Pierce put his company’s equipment to the test with a yard sale in turn two.

Lucas short course qualifying yesterday has yielded a few twists and turns. In Pro2 Impact racing Robby Pierce put his company’s equipment to the test with a yard sale in turn two.

The rows of motorhomes may resemble a family reunion, but no one seems to forget that where the pits end, and the vendors begin marks the territory where they will do battle. The sun beats down on the massive grand stands that border an arena where these modern day gladiators will do battle on a freshly groomed track that will see vehicles flying through the air only inches apart. Perhaps trust that is built on the relationships of a giant family is what gives these warriors the ability to defy gravity.

Action at this weekends Lucas Short Course race starts at 5:00 pm. If you can’t make it out to the race in person stay tuned to OffRoadPress.com for regular updates on the racing.

About the Author

Mike Lasher is a true Off Road enthusiast down to the core, Growing up in the back seat of a jeep exploring the deserts of Arizona and Nevada, as a kid, as so many of us did. Today Mike spends his free time on the trails with his family and friends in his Kawasaki Teryx or Jeep Wrangler. He also regularly competes in the Best in the Desert series and was second in points in 2009. For more information on mike you can visit www.lashermotorsports.com.

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