Chandler, AZ (9/29/2010) For the second time this year, the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series returned to Weller Racing’s hometown track for another two rounds of action at Speedworld Offroad Park in Surprise, AZ this past weekend.
For Corry Weller, Weller Racing/Tilted Kilt/MagnaFlow Pro SR1 racer, racing in front of her home crowd meant a lot to her, especially after coming off of an unlucky previous two rounds at Glen Helen, CA. Seeking some much needed redemption and determined to make a statement, Weller put down the fastest qualifying time overall on Saturday, after missing practice on Friday due to mechanical issues. This would put her on pole position for Saturday’s main event, and it was exactly where she wanted to be.
“Starting out front in this class, especially when it’s muddy, is definitely a big advantage. Not only do you have a clear line of sight without roost, you also don’t get caught up in the carnage that usually happens in the first couple of turns.” noted Weller. “Since they rarely invert our class, being the fastest in qualifying is crucial.”
Saturday’s SR1 UTV race was an epic, three-way battle between three Weller Racing drivers; Tyler Herzog, Corry Weller, and Cody Rahders. With a heavily watered track, drivers in all classes fought to find traction and the fastest way through every corner. Herzog took the lead early and would keep it for the entire race, despite Weller dogging his every move and looking for a clean pass. Weller just wasn’t able to put a move on Herzog, and would cross the finish line in 2nd place, with Rahders in a very close third, making it an “all Weller Racing” podium for Round 11.
Sunday morning’s qualifier saw Weller taking the fastest lap overall for the second time, as well as securing the fastest lap in both UTV classes for the entire weekend. Once again starting on the pole, Weller would have the starting position she was seeking for a second chance at the top spot on the podium, as the green flag dropped and both classes shot forward. With only a couple of laps underway, however, Weller’s radiator fan and power steering relay failed, causing her motor to heat up quickly in the 108 degree weather, and forcing her to make the difficult decision to pull off at the mandatory caution in order to save her motor.
Weller Racing’s Herzog and Rahders wound up finishing in first and second for Sunday’s main after some exciting racing, putting Weller Racing up on the podium once again, and increasing Herzog’s points lead in the championship to an even greater margin.
“Overall, despite a lot of things that could have gone better for us, it was a successful weekend for Weller Racing.” states Jason Weller. “We were fortunate enough to be welcomed once again into the MagnaFlow pits, we met and talked with a ton of fans, we were a part of some great racing, and we were on the podium for two more rounds. You can’t ask for much more in a weekend!”
Weller Racing would like to recognize and thank the Tilted Kilt, MagnaFlow, Walker Evans, LoneStar Racing, Maxxis Tires, Simpson Racing, K&N, Twisted Stitch, Unisteer, Parker Pumper, and Highway Hotties for their support for the 2010 season. We hope to see everyone once again at the next two rounds in Las Vegas, NV on November 6th and 7th.
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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