YXZ Wins Championship, Heger Pockets $15k

Lucas Oil Short Course Champs Crowned

Brock Heger captured the 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Production 1000 UTV Class national championship this past weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. For the second year in a row, Heger claims the $15,000 Yamaha bLU cRU bonus in his YXZ1000R.

 

“Yamaha sends a big congratulations to Brock Heger, along with his entire team, who put up another incredible performance this year, successfully defending the LOORRS Production 1000 UTV national title in a YXZ1000R,” said Donnie Luce, Yamaha’s off-road racing coordinator. “Heger performed with unmatched consistency as the only racer in the class to finish on the podium ten times or more – for two years in a row.”

 

Heger earned his second-straight LOORRS Production 1000 UTV national championship and Yamaha’s $15,000 bLU cRU championship bonus in his Jeremy McGrath Motorsports / Maxxis / ICON Vehicle Dynamics YXZ1000R. This year, Heger finished on the podium in all but one race, including four first-place finishes. His 536 points earned him an impressive 64-point lead to finish the season.

 

In the Arizona Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series (LORORS), bLU cRU Racer Paul O’Brien is chasing the Production 1000 UTV championship and $5,000 bLU cRU bonus in his Weller Racing YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift), currently holding a 43-point lead with two rounds remaining on November 3 and 4 at Wild Horse Motorsports Park. Also in the LORORS Arizona series, fellow bLU cRU racer, Jason Weller, currently sits eight points out from finishing third overall in his Weller Racing YXZ1000R.

 

For more information on Yamaha’s bLU cRU program, including all guidelines and requirements for ATV and SxS racing, visit www.YamahabLUcRU.com. Follow Yamaha Outdoors at www.Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, www.Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors, www.Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, or by searching the following hashtags:  #Yamaha #YamahaRacing #bLUcRU #ProvenOffRoad #XTRChallenge #REALizeYourAdventure #REALizeYourPodium #AssembledInUSA

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in Cypress, California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Further U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).

In the inaugural season of the UTV Pro Turbo class, Can-Am Maverick X3 racer Corry Weller finished the 2018 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series strong by capturing the  Championship. Weller took the win on Saturday at the series finale and then scored a runner-up finish at the Challenge Cup Race on Sunday to cap off a stellar season behind the wheel of her No. 748 Weller Racing / Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.

“My Can-Am was flawless. I literally didn’t touch it all weekend, other than switching to fresh tires after practice,” said Weller, who also posted the fastest qualifier and fastest lap on both days. “I love my Maverick X3…I have an emotional attachment to this race car. It’s fun making history. This is the first championship in the new class. It’s been a great season for Can-Am.”

Round 11, the season finale, was held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., essentially the home track for Weller. Saturday’s win was her sixth of the season and one that secured the inaugural Turbo UTV championship. She was the headliner on another all-Can-Am podium. Weller battled with teammate Paul O’Brien all season in their Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles. He joined her on Saturday’s podium in second place ahead of Can-Am pilot Eliott Watson, who finished third for the year. O’Brien, who finished runner-up in the class, wrapped up his weekend by winning Sunday’s Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race in the Turbo class, passing Weller after a restart to earn the victory, and also a $1,000 prize.  

Weller heads to the SEMA show next week, before competing in the final two rounds of the Lucas Oil Regional Series in Arizona. She currently holds a 12-point lead and looks to add another title to her racing resume.

For more information about Can-Am off-road products, the family of championship-winning Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by- side vehicles and the Can-Am racing program, visit CanAmOffRoad.com.

Professional racers photographed on closed courses. Do not attempt.

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  • Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R racer Corry Weller and husband/mechanic Jason Weller (left) were all smiles after Corry won the LOORRS Turbo Class Championship this past weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Arizona. (Supplied by Weller Racing)
  • With six wins this season, Corry Weller was hard to beat in her DragonFire Racing / Weller Racing-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle. The Arizona pro went on to win the inaugural 2018 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series UTV Turbo class title. (Supplied by Weller Racing)
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