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Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Kicks Off 2017 Season

Carl Renezeder leads the pack at the opening rounds of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Arizona hosted the opening rounds of the 2017 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this past weekend. Plenty of familiar faces were at the front of the pro racing classes, but some up-and-coming racers also made their presence known with strong finishes.

Bryce Menzies earned three podiums over the weekend, including a win in Pro 4 during round one.

The Pro 4 class was competitive all weekend long, but it was Bryce Menzies who was able to edge out Carl Renezeder for the opening race, with 2016 Champion Kyle LeDuc rounding out the podium in third. Renezeder was able to maintain his lead at round two, however, and he held off Menzies to earn the win. Rob MacCachren finished the final Pro 4 race of the weekend in third place.

Jerett Brooks earned the win in the first Pro 2 race of the season.

In the Pro 2 class, Jerett Brooks came out strong in his debut in the class to earn the win, holding off second-place MacCachren and off-road legend Jeremy McGrath, who finished in third. On night two, MacCachren earned the victory in Pro 2, giving him an impressive three podiums on the opening weekend. Menzies finished behind MacCachren in second place, and this was also his third podium finish of the weekend. Rounding out the podium in third place is RJ Anderson, star of the recently released XP14K video.

Brock Heger swept the Pro Lite class in Arizona.

In the Pro Lite class, Brock Heger was on fire in Arizona over the weekend. During round one, Heger earned the win after holding off Brooks and Ryan Beat, who finished in second and third, respectively. During round two, Heger fought off second-place Brian Deegan and third-place finisher Brooks (who earned his third podium as well!).

Eliott Watson had an impressive weekend, sweeping the Pro Buggy class in both rounds of racing.

Eliott Watson proved he’s a force to be reckoned with in the Pro Buggy class, as he swept the weekend. Darren Hardest Jr. didn’t earn a victory in Pro Buggy over the weekend, but he ended the opening rounds with two impressive second-place finishes. Kyle Aarup finished in third place at round one, while Bud Ward earned the final podium spot in Pro Buggy at round two.

The next stop for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series will be held at Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. For more information, visit LucasOilOffRoad.com.

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Rounds 1-2 Results
Round 2
Pro 4
1. Carl Renezeder
2. Bryce Menzies
3. Rob MacCachren

Pro 2
1. Rob MacCachren
2. Bryce Menzies
3. RJ Anderson

Pro Lite
1. Brock Heger
2. Brian Deegan
3. Jerett Brooks

Pro Buggy
1. Eliott Watson
2. Darren Hardesty Jr.
3. Bud Ward

Round 1
Pro 4
1. Bryce Menzies
2. Carl Renezeder
3. Kyle LeDuc

Pro 2
1. Jerett Brooks
2. Rob MacCachren
3. Jeremy McGrath

Pro Lite
1. Brock Heger
2. Jerett Brooks
3. Ryan Beat

Pro Buggy
1. Eliott Watson
2. Darren Hardesty Jr.
3. Kyle Aarup

This article was originally published by a www.off-road.com . Read the Original article here. .

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