In the final race of the regular season Cody Rhaders dominated Round 15 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series leading the race wire to wire to collect his second win of the season.
During practice Cody set second fastest lap then during the qualifier he placed third and with the start inverted four positions he was placed in the outside position of row one for the start.
At the start Cody was briefly challenged by the pole setter but a quick inside/outside move had him leading by two car lengths going into turn two where he would continually pull away until the mid-race caution. At the restart Cody once again pulled away from the pack and went unchallenged leading by nearly ½ a straight away at the checkers.
“My truck was so dialed and hooked up that I was able to drive my own race and let everyone behind me fight for second place. Days like this don’t come often but when they do they sure are fun and a great way to the season.”
For Sundays Cup race things didn’t go so well. Cody started outside row two and was in the lead by the end of the first lap and at the start of lap two the second place truck cut across turn one and through the front of Cody’s truck, the resulting contact moved him from first to fourth.
By the middle of lap three Cody had moved back into second and was passing the leader when the two trucks drifted into each other over the ski jump out of turn two. Codys truck rolled over to its right while in the air and when it hit the ground it rolled an additional four times effectively ending his race.
“Well it wasn’t supposed to go like that, I ran my line and paid for leaving the door open that’s for sure, I got plowed then I wrecked. My truck was working so good….just disappointed it ended like that. Considering that we weren’t going to race this year we finished 6th in points and got four podiums and two wins...I think we did pretty good.”
Cody Rahders and R3motorsports would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2012 LOORRS Season.
Toyo Tires, Superchips, Black Rhino, K&N, SuperLite Championship
Fox Racing Shox, RacerX Motorsports, our crew chief Troy Patterson, K1 Race Gear
PAC Springs, Polaris, Cognito Motorsports, Team Alba Performance, UTVunderground.com
American Star Racing, SFI Design & Fabrication, Benchmark Performance
Frosty Burger Pine valley, Wholesale Fuels, Mystik Lubricants