Rob MacCachren TOPS Field with Sunday Victory at Lucas SPEEDWORLD - ARIZONA
ROCKSTAR / BFGoodrich Tires backed Racer LEADS Lucas Oil Off Road Series Point's Championship Race!
Sunday's Victory Marks MacCachren's 168 Career WIN!
LAS VEGAS, Nevada --Rob MacCachren and his Pro-2 ROCKSTAR Energy Racing Team pulled out all the stops this past weekend at SPEEDWORLD Raceway in the Phoenix, Arizona area, as the Las Vegas off road racing champion raced to victory on Sunday and finished third in Saturday's Round 3.
More than 10,000 fans jammed into the SPEEDWORLD Raceway over the two-day race festival where temperatures soared into the high 90's for the first time this year. The Lucas Oil Series delivered a sensational racetrack that led to some of the best racing so far this season. The Pro 2 Unlimited race had everyone in the stands on their feet for the battle between the warriors of off road racing.
Since the beginning of the year, MacCachren's #21 Pro 2 team has worked diligently at making more speed and it seems to have paid off. It wasn't without tremendous work that MacCachren churned out the fastest practice, qualifying and race lap times all weekend long.
Over the Easter Sunday weekend, while MacCachren's competition searched for Easter eggs, MacCachren led his dedicated race team in a two-day test session at SPEEDWORLD Raceway. But the Rockstar Energy Racing Team was not looking for Easter Eggs, they were searching for more speed. The SPEEDWORLD Raceway provided the open test session and that proved to pay off handsomely for the only team that attended.
With the crowd standing on their feet, the #21 Ford truck had the bullseye target on it from the beginning, as the wily off road racer set the fastest Pro 2 time for Sunday's main event. With the six-truck inversion, MacCachren was forced to start from the outside of the third row, but as the green flag dropped, MacCachren went to work on an impressive field of 22 Pro 2 Unlimited trucks.
The 1.1-mile undulating racecourse has very few passing zones and it was up to MacCachren to charge his way determinedly through the traffic. By the end of the 16thlap, MacCachren still had all his Pro 2 body in perfect condition, minus a few hundred pounds of SPEEDWORLD mud. As the crowd screamed and yelled in celebration, the #21 ROCKSTAR / BFGoodrich Tires Ford F150 burned victory donuts in front of thousands of Arizona fans, celebrating MacCachren's first short-course victory of the season.
"We had a great truck today and the setup was just about perfect. We churned out some fast lap times on our BFGoodrich Tires today and once again, BFGoodrich delivered us to the winner's circle. My team has worked very hard since the Las Vegas season opener and we are continually making improvements. It's a great victory and we can't wait to get back to Las Vegas under the lights in late May," said MacCachren.
Since the beginning of the season, MacCachren has been on the podium each and every race and that consistency has earned him the early advantage in the race for the 2010 Lucas Oil Series Point's Championship. With two second place finishes at the season opener in Las Vegas and his third place showing in Saturday's Round 3, coupled with his first victory of the year in Round 4, Rob MacCachren takes an early point's lead in the race for the championship.
Rockstar Energy Racing returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Series on May 22-23 under the lights in Las Vegas, Nevada.