Black Flags Come Out In Controversial Pro 4 Race

Newport Beach, CA (August 17, 2008)?Round 10 of the 2008 Championship Off Road Racing Season gave fans a day full of racing action as black flags came out in both the Pro 4 and Pro Lite races. Amsoil/Kumho?s Scott Douglas, Papas & Beer?s Rodrigo Ampudia, and Rockstar/BFGoodrich?s Rob MacCachren all came out on top in each of their classes.

In the Pro 2 class, Team Red Bull?s Ricky Johnson jumped out front with a commanding 5.4 second lead coming into the mandatory caution. A right rear brake fire took Johnson to the hot pits after the yellow, ending his chance at the win. Having started in seventh position Rob MacCachren in his Menzies Motorsports? prepared Pro 2 quickly worked his way up the pack and took advantage of Johnson?s loss taking the lead and winning the race. Rockstar/Makita?s Todd LeDuc finished in second, and the Lucas Oil/Skyjacker truck of Carl Renezeder took third. This was MacCachren?s second Pro 2 win of the weekend.

In a thrilling and controversial Pro 4 race, Fabtech/Toyota?s Rick Huseman took the lead from pole sitter Curt LeDuc in lap two. Huseman led the race with a large lead. The mandatory caution closed up the gap and put the Lucas Oil/Skyjacker truck of Carl Renezeder hot on his tail in second position. On lap 13, Renezeder attempted the pass on the inside but was unsuccessful. Next, Renezeder took the outside of turn three and got around Huseman. The two battled it out until Huseman got into Renezeder coming out of the bowl, as he was preparing for the turn. Renezeder spun and Huseman was black flagged causing him to fall to the back of the pack. Rockstar/Makita?s Kyle LeDuc, found himself in the lead for the first half of lap 15, until he pulled off with problems with his rear drive shaft. Next in line, Rockstar/Makita?s Curt LeDuc moved into first position and battled for the spot with Renezeder who had worked his way back up. In lap 16, Renezeder once again saw contact when LeDuc got into him pushing him out, warranting a black flag for LeDuc. Gaining on them Amsoil/Kumho?s Scott Douglas took the open window and passed Renezeder for the lead and the win. Red Bull/Bosch Power Tools? Steve Barlow also made the pass securing second position. Renezeder rounded out the podium in third.

The Kolpin/Maxxis truck of Marty Hart dominated the Pro Lite race with a commanding lead through lap 13. Rodrigo Ampudia and Ready Lift Suspension?s Robert Naughton gained on Hart closing the gap. The three battled. Then in turn four of lap 14, Hart, Ampudia, and Naughton entered the bowl three wide and exited with Ampudia out in front, Hart in second, Naughton in third. Hart then spun out in the next lap, giving up the second spot to Naughton. With Naughton hot on his heals Ampudia held his position to take his first Pro Lite win of the season. Naughton finished in second and Hart took third.

Chad George won the UTV race with a commanding lead over the rest of the field. Curt Geer won his first race of the season in the Single Buggy race, and Dale Dondel clenched his first win in the Pro Buggy race.

Championship Off Road Racing? brings high action, four-wheel motorsports including two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing race season includes eight events at tracks located in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

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