Desert racer Cameron Steele to become newest driver for Menzies Motorsports in CORR Short Course Series Veteran second-generation desert racer Steele set to join Menzies Motorsports for 2009 CORR Series and will be backup driver for this weekend's...
Desert racer Cameron Steele to become newest driver for Menzies Motorsports in CORR Short Course Series
Veteran second-generation desert racer Steele set to join Menzies Motorsports for 2009 CORR Series and will be backup driver for this weekend's 2008 CORR races at Chula Vista International Raceway
LAS VEGAS--Popular second-generation desert racer/TV personality Cameron Steele has been added to the Menzies Motorsports driver roster for the 2009 Championship Off-Road Racing Series (CORR), team owner Steve Menzies announced today in Las Vegas.
Steele's first official appearance with the team will be as a backup driver this weekend at Rounds 11 and 12 of the 16-race CORR Series at the Chula Vista International Raceway near San Diego.
Steele, San Clemente, Calif., will augment the existing six-driver, eight vehicle team that currently leads the point standings in three of the four classes it races in this season.
"We have said since the beginning of the season that we would continue to look for ways to expand our team even more, not only with equipment and vehicles, but personnel as well. The addition of Cameron Steele is a major step in the direction we are headed for 2009," said team owner Steve Menzies, a prominent Las Vegas contractor and businessman. "We are having a very good season so far and Cameron is the type of talented team player that we need to keep our cohesive 'Big Red Machine' moving forward."
Steele, who is also a noted ESPN action sports announcer and has been a primary announcer of the X Games for 10 years, will be a backup driver this weekend and a confirmed driver for next year for Menzies Motorsports. This weekend he will be available to replace Menzies' driver Brock Krahenbuhl in Single Buggy if Krahenbuhl, who is Menzies son-in-law, needs to stay in Las Vegas because his wife Heather is expected to give birth to the couple's third child any day.
"I have met a lot of people in my life, and I can honestly say that none are nicer and more genuine than Steve Menzies," said Steele, 40, who has raced in as many as three classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. "I am really, really looking forward to being a part of the amazing Menzies Motorsports team and working with some very gifted drivers and crew members. On top of all that, we are going to do what I always do in racing--have some fun."
Steele, who has several desert race wins on his racing resume including Class 1-2/1600 in the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, is one of the stars of the elite SCORE Trophy-Truck division in his No. 16 Desert Assassins Cadillac Escalade in the SCORE Desert Series. In the desert, Steele has raced trucks, open-wheel cars, VW Baja Bugs and motorcycles.
Earlier this year, Steele and MacCachren teamed up to win a special race just for Class 1-2/1600 vehicles (single or two-seat open-wheel desert race cars with 1600cc Volkswagen engines).
The Single Buggy class in the CORR Series is very similar to the Class 1-2/1600 desert race car.
For the last two years, the SCORE International membership of over 2,000 has voted Steele as the SCORE Person of the Year in honor of all he has one to help promote the sport, both behind the wheel and behind the microphone.
Menzies Motorsports is based out of a state-of-the-art 31,000-square foot race shop in southwest Las Vegas.