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Weller Racing Continues SR1 Points Lead in Utah

Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series – Rounds 7 and 8
Chandler, AZ (7/11/2011) Once again, Weller Racing’s Corry Weller was a solid presence on the podium in the SR1 UTV class for the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series, as it returned to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.  Bouncing back from a poor finish the previous round, Weller was back with a vengeance to prove that she was serious about winning the championship in 2011.
Always liking the challenge of a new track, Weller turned out one of the fastest times in the first practice, and decided early on that she liked the new track and the challenges it offered.
“While new tracks can be a lot of work, I have a great car that gives me a lot of confidence to try new things.” explains Weller.  “This track was super slick when it was wet, and hard packed when it was dry.  Usually, it’s about the whole package, but this weekend in particular, my Maxxis Ceros tires really did a great job of getting traction throughout the entire race, and that was important for us.” She added, “Plus, I like messy tracks – they force you to reign in your adrenaline a bit and think about throttle control a little more.”
Saturday’s race saw Weller starting towards the back of the field, but by the mandatory caution she had already worked her way up through the field and into the top four overall. With the consistency that she is known for, Weller kept pace with first place for the second half of the race and, capitalizing on a mechanical failure suffered by the Teryx in front of her, almost pulled off a first place finish in a mad dash for the checkers, missing it by three-tenths of a second and giving the crowd an exciting finish!
Sunday’s race proved to be just as solid of a performance as Weller started closer to the front and paced the leader for several laps until she missed an important shift, which allowed third place to scoot past.  Not allowing herself to get frustrated, she concentrated on staying smooth and keeping the car in one piece on the brutal track, resulting in another second place finish for the weekend, and boosting her overall points lead to 16 points for the weekend.
“We are halfway through the season now,” stated Weller after the race, “and it’s a great feeling to put a little more distance between us and the rest of the class.  This tough little Rhino has been good to me over the past few years, and I’m confident we can do what it takes to stay on top of the newer, more expensive vehicles coming into this class.” Her thoughtful gaze drifts over to her black, Tilted Kilt wrapped SR1 for a moment, and she continues, “It’s all about staying focused on our long-term goals and being totally prepared, one race at a time.”
2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series SR1 UTV Points Standings
1
810
CORRY WELLER
381
0
0
52
48
48
46
49
42
48
48
2
848
DOUG MITTAG
365
16
16
48
38
51
51
40
44
42
51
3
855
JOHN DEMPSEY
358
23
7
46
46
46
44
44
46
40
46
4
816
CODE RAHDERS
354
27
4
40
52
41
38
50
52
38
43
5
854
BRYAN OSBORN
348
33
6
38
42
42
42
46
48
46
44
6
824
DAN KELLY
342
39
6
44
36
38
49
43
40
52
40
7
800
JOSH STECHNIJ
152
229
190
34
34
44
40
x
x
x
x
8
822
KEATON SWAYNE
82
299
70
42
40
x
x
x
x
x
x
9
851
RYAN BEAT
82
299
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
44
38
10
877
GREG FRANTZ
80
                   
Weller Racing would like to recognize and heartily thank those who have made racing this season possible: The Tilted Kilt, Lucas Oil, Walker Evans, Lone Star Racing, Maxxis Tires, MagnaFlow, Simpson, K&N, AEM, BS Sand, LOORRS, UTV Underground, our fellow SR1 racers and friends, our fans, and our families who sacrifice so much so that we can do what we do best
About Weller Racing, LLC:
Weller Racing has been at the forefront of development, testing and building some of the fastest performance motors in the UTV industry since 2006.  Based out of Chandler, AZ, Weller Racing provides custom UTV and ATV products for a world wide client base, and is an established name in the world of short course off-road racing.  Duners, recreational riders and racers alike have counted on Weller Racing to provide them with countless hours of fun, and repeated trips to the podium.  For more information, visit their website at www.wellerracing.com, or call 480-507-4771.

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