WELLER AND CAN-AM THREE-PEAT LUCAS OIL PRODUCTION TURBO CHAMPS

ON THE PODIUM: LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD ROUNDS 9 & 10

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) closed out its 2020 schedule where it began, with a double-header at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, California, and the Production Turbo UTV championship battle went down to the final round. After winning all three rounds at defending champion Corry Weller’s home track, Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ronnie Anderson came into rounds nine and ten with a seven-point lead over Weller.

Ronnie Anderson blew a motor on Friday and a tire on Saturday but still fought back to the LOORRS Cup Turbo win on Saturday. Look for a race build on his four-round winning RZR Turbo S in UTV Action Magazine soon.

Weller had started the season with a total sweep at Glen Helen’s double-header opener, winning top qualifier (TQ) both rounds and winning both mains. She had to do the same at the last two rounds to have a chance at the three-peat, so the Wellers spent the weekend before testing at GHR, especially a prototype Weller Racing adjustable X3 front torsion bar.

Corry Weller almost pulled off a perfect weekend to take her third consecutive Production Turbo title; check out her #1 Weller Racing Maverick X3 Turbo in the November 2020 issue of UTV Action Magazine.

We caught up to Corry and Jason after she had TQ’d again and was a tenth-second quicker than Anderson in second. Corry said all the pressure was on Anderson, but that she was OK with second if she didn’t pull off another Glen Helen sweep. Jason quickly added he wasn’t OK with second. Before the main on Friday, the racers had to qualify for Saturday’s racing, and Weller TQ’d again, putting more pressure on Ronnie. In LOORRS racing, a drawing is held to determine what the invert will be to assure close racing, and the TQ crew chief gets to pick a chip out of a can to determine the start order, with 0 being no invert. Jason drew the 0 chip both times, putting even more pressure on Anderson, whose lead was now down to five points.

The championship contenders started side-by-side, with Anderson taking the early lead and Weller holding off Trevor Leighton early in the 12-lap race. Weller turned the fastest lap of the race (a 52.357) on the fifth lap to close on Anderson, who lost pace before the mid race caution. Anderson nursed his car but had to pull off of the track, dropping to seventh, while Corry cruised to the win and championship points lead. Trey Gibbs (Pol) was second over Chance Haugen (Pol).

Trey Gibbs finished out the Pro Turbo season with a second and a third to secure fifth in series points.

On Saturday, Weller lined up again on the pole, while Anderson started in third behind Trevor Leighton (Pol). He worked up and battled with Weller early, but swapped out and blew a tire bead. After a quick pit for a new wheel, Ronnie worked through the pack, and a late-race caution let him close the gap. Instead of battling with Ronnie and taking a chance that would lose the title, Weller let him go and cruised to second and the Production Turbo Pro championship. Gibbs was third.

Myles Cheek (957) and Brock Heger (912) were the only two Production 1000 winners for 2020, with Cheek taking seven wins. Look for a race build of his trick CMI/WER RS1 RZR in the December 2020 issue of UTV Action Magazine.

In Pro Stock 1000s, Myles Cheek and his CMI/WER RZR RS1 came to GHR with a 25-point lead over former champ Brock Heger, as he had five TQs, six wins, and two seconds. Cheek TQ’d both days of qualifying with Heger second both times. On Friday, Heger lept to the lead and win ahead of Cheek and Dallas Nord (Yam). Cheek fought back for the win in the final round of the year ahead of Nord and Anthony Santos (Yam), while Heger could only muster eighth. Cheek ended up with his first Production 1000 championship and a huge gap over Heger of 41 points.

LOORRS DEVORE CA UTV RESULTS

RESULTS: LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD RD9

Pro Turbo

1. Corry Weller…C-A

2. Trey Gibbs…Pol

3. Chance Haugen…Pol

4. Trevor Leighton…Pol

5. Chelsea Haugen…Pol

6. James Maki…Pol

7. Ronnie Anderson…Pol

Pro Stock

1. Brock Heger…Yam

2. Myles Cheek…Pol

3. Dallas Nord…Yam

4. Jim Price…Yam

5. Braydon Beatty…Yam

6. Ben Booker…Yam

7. Robby Hornsby…Yam

8. Kenny Holt…Yam

9. Billy Nichols…Yam

10. Anthony Santos…Yam

RESULTS: LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD RD10

Pro Turbo

1. Ronnie Anderson…Pol

2. Corry Weller…C-A

3. Trey Gibbs…Pol

4. Trevor Leighton…Pol

5. James Maki…Pol

6. Chelsea Haugen…Pol

7. Chance Haugen…Pol

Pro Stock

1. Myles Cheek…Pol

2. Dallas Nord…Yam

3. Anthony Santos…Yam

4. Braydon Beatty…Yam

5. Billy Nichols…Yam

6. Jim Price…Yam

7. James Jaramillo…Pol

8. Brock Heger…Yam

9. Robby Hornsby…Yam

10. Kenny Holt…Yam

LOORRS UTV POINTS/WINS

After 10 of 10 rounds:

Pro Turbo

1. Corry Weller/C-A…517/4

2. Ronnie Anderson/Pol…509/4

3. Trevor Leighton/Pol…444

4. Chance Haugen/Pol…435

5. Trey Gibbs/Pol…423

10. Kyle Chaney/C-A…146/2

Pro Stock 1000s

1. Myles Cheek/Pol…551/7

2. Brock Heger/Yam…510/3

3. Robby Hornsby/Yam…432

4. Dallas Nord/Yam…431

5. Jim Price/Yam…371

LUCAS OIL 2021 UTV/TK SCHEDULE

1. Mar. 19…Devore, CA

2. Mar. 20…Devore, CA

3. Apr. 10…Chandler, AZ

4. Apr. 11…Chandler, AZ

5. June 11…Wheatland, MO

6. June 12…Wheatland, MO

7. June 13…Wheatland, MO

8. Oct. 16…Devore, CA

9. Oct. 17…Devore, CA

Awards banquet TBA

Contact…www.lucasoiloffroad.com

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