|LOORS 2013: Casey Currie in Search of Victory as LOORS Pro Lite series|
Currently sitting second in the Pro Lite point standings, Casey Currie is in search of victory this weekend in Utah as the "Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series" (LOORS) hosts its seventh and eighth rounds of the 2013 season from picturesque Miller Motorsports Park on June 22nd and 23rd.
The veteran driver and his Pro Lite is looking to secure his first checkered flag of the 2013 season and also the chance to reclaim the points lead he held just a short time ago.
At the previous stop of the season from Lake Elsinore in May, Currie faced the hardships of racing as bad luck struck in both rounds of competition on Saturday and Sunday.
After getting caught up in an incident in the early stages of the first race of the weekend, Currie drove his Monster Energy/General Tire truck to its limits to salvage and eighth-place result. On the second day of action Currie was once again entangled in an incident not of his doing, resulting in a broken front suspension. Currie soldiered on despite the damage, finishing 20^th.
With a pair of tough races behind him, Currie is excited to bounce back from the adversity he faced and get back into the thick of the title fight in the Pro Lite division.
“You can’t sit there and worry about what happened at the last round,” said Currie. “In racing those kinds of things are going to happen, particularly in our sport which is so physical and full of contact. It was just one of those tough weekends that we all go through occasionally, but we’ve moved on, made some changes, and are excited to get back out there and show we’re one of the top teams in this class.”
Currie spent his downtime between races continuing to make improvements on his machine. He also had a little fun by taking part in his first Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. For the past week, Currie has spent his time in Utah to prepare for this weekend’s race. He did some training by riding his mountain bike on the trails in Park City in addition to getting some workouts in with the Rockwell Watches crew based in Salt Lake City.
Last weekend, Currie got some track time at a Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series event at Miller Motorsports Park. It was an ideal opportunity to put the machine through its paces after the changes the team made in between rounds of LOORS and Currie was happy with how the truck performed.
“Things are feeling really good,” said Currie. “It was nice to get on the track a little early and get things dialed in for next weekend. We’ll surely need to step our game up against the big boys, but I have all the confidence in the world in our team, our truck, and myself. I know we have a win in us and I’m going to lay it all on the line to get on top of the box.”
Action for Round 7 and 8 this weekend in Utah begin Friday afternoon with practice. Currie will use to the two sessions to make final adjustments on the Monster Energy/General Tire Pro Lite before returning to the dirt on Saturday morning for qualifying, which will set the grid for Round 7 competition that afternoon. The entire Pro Lite class will do it all over again on Sunday as Round 8 brings the weekend to a close.
2013/06/22 | 17:24 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CURRIE/HELLSTROM