March 15th, 2013 – Chandler, Arizona
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has arrived to Chandler, Arizona for the opening rounds of the 2013 season and brought record setting temperatures and an early spring to the region. It is blazing hot for this time of year but soaring temperatures is regularly dealt with for veteran LOORRS Racers like the Hart and Huntington Off Road Team. Watch the video to see how they prepare.
“We are very excited to be here,” declared Ryan Busnardo, Premiere Motorsports Group Team Leader. “We put in a lot of work during the off season and are looking forward to what can be accomplished this year. We always have many irons in the fire, so we have made special preparations and pre-planned considerations that are already making our lives easier during this first race weekend. Our drivers, Josh Merrell, Rob Naughton and Ryan Beat participated in all the practice sessions to take down as much data as we could get. Our master engineer, “Buzz” is observing, analyzing and discussing with crew and drivers. [No Sweat, We Got This! We are fast and are going to get faster.] Are his words.”
“From this point, we are looking for podiums. Our successful race program depends on capturing exposure for the team sponsors,” Ryan continued. ”Winning races and podiums produces the most exposure and branding impressions. Hart and Huntington Off Road is marching down that path and we owe it to our loyal partners like MAVTV, Lucas Oil, General Tire, and Lunarpages. We work very hard for these companies on and off the track and are always making a point to participate with and promote their functions.”
Lunarpages has garnered great success stemming from their involvement with Hart and Huntington Off Road. So much that Lunarpages has signed on as a sponsor partner for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and is developing a stream of promotions that will benefit the fans. Read more here about the partnership and/or Enter To Win a #54 Lunarpages replica RC-10.
Ryan Beat, Driver of the #51 Lunarpages V8 ProLite has quickly made a name for himself finishing 2nd overall as a rookie in his division. Ryan worked non stop through the off season to better his program. His efforts paid off and Ryan was picked up by Loanmart as part of the Loanmart Racing Team and has also been officially labeled as a Rockstar Energy supported athlete. Beat showed up to the track with a freshly prepped truck wearing a great looking Dodge Fiberglass body by FiberwerX and nailed the practice sessions despite very wet and sloppy track conditions. Look for Ryan to hammer down for the top of the podium.
Saturday starts with morning qualifying and than moves into Round 1 Competition. Get here early and bring the family and friends because it will be a full day of great wheel-to-wheel action, huge air jumps and seriously fast fun. Gates open to the public at 9:00am and it is rumored that nearby gas stations have discount coupons. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing is finally here!