Nelson Wins Opening Rounds of LOORS SR1 Class

GBC Motorsports-backed racer Dustin Nelson came home with hardware this weekend after the first and second rounds of the SR1 Championship Series.

On night one Nelson earned the pole qualifying spot behind the wheel of his Yamaha Motor USA/Weller Racing SR1 car. He carried that momentum over to the race, where he took the checkers and the first place trophy. This is the first time he had driven this car, which was delivered to him at the race. Nelson chose to use the GBC Motorsports Dirt Tamers for the first night.

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Can-Am Race Report: LOORS Round 1, TQRA Round 1

Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs racers Steve Beilman and Wayne Matlock finished 1-2 at the UTV Open class at round one of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS) at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. In Texas, Louis Powersports / Can-Am DS 450 Pro Cody Miller won both the Open Expert (Pro) and Pro-Am classes at round one of the Dockside Marine Texhoma Quad Racing Association (TQRA) series.

“It’s great to have off-road racing veterans like Wayne Matlock and Steve Beilman behind the wheel of the new Maverick 1000R X rs and even better to have them put it on the LOORS podium. These guys basically had stock vehicles, sans the cage and doors, yet still dominated the UTV Open class at round one,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “Their genuine excitement about the Maverick, along with their recent racing success is not only contagious, but it also reinforces that fact that our all-new high-performance side-by-side vehicle is purpose-built to win races.”

Despite limited practice time, Matlock qualified first in the UTV Open class, while Beilman secured the third spot on the line. At the start of the main event, a modified competitive vehicle edged Matlock for the holeshot, but both he and Beilman locked in behind the leader and, by lap two, were already pressuring him for the lead. Matlock was on rear bumper waiting for a time to pass, but was hampered when the leader slowed over a jump. Beilman took advantage of the leader’s pause and pinned it over a tabletop jump and literally leapt to the front, passing both the leader and Matlock. From there, Beilman maintained a steady pace and tried to extend his lead.

Matlock made his move and made a timely pass after the finish line jump at the start of the fourth lap. Matlock’s pass put the Maverick pilots in first and second with several laps remaining. However, a mandatory caution allowed Matlock to reel in Beilman and during the final six laps the two racers put on a show, as they were bumper-to-bumper to the finish line. At the checkers, Beilman held off his fellow Can-Am racer by one second to take the first-ever LOORS win with the Maverick 1000R.

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Weller Racing Wins 2012 SR1 Class Championship

Jason Weller set out at the beginning of 2012 to bring all of the Lucas Oil Regional SR1 class racers together in the form of a five-race SR1 Championship Series that was run within the existing Regional Series’ for Arizona and California. On top of accomplishing that goal, Jason would also go on to win the SR1 Championship in the AZ Regional Series, as well as in the SR1 Championship Series for 2012!

In what was a close race right to the very end, Jason would secure both Championship titles with a win at the 2012 LoanMart Regional Shootout in Las Vegas, where the final showdown took place between the California, Utah and Arizona Lucas Oil Regional racers.

With bragging rights on the line, Weller ran a flawless qualifying race in his LoanMart sponsored SR1, and backed it up with an exciting, position swapping main event race to the finish with fellow SR1 and CA Regional racer, Jimmy Fishback. With a drag race to the finish line that had the crowd on their feet, Weller just nosed out the win that would put him on top of two 2012 Championship titles.

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Chad George Talks About His Relationship With Kawasaki – Video
Corry Weller Wins LOORS SR1 UTV Title contributor Corry Weller won the LOORS SR1 UTV title at the season’s final race, held Dec. 10 in Phoenix, Ariz. The SR1 class features heavily…
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Teryx Earns Back-to-Back LOORS Wins in Las Vegas

Muzzy’s Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Robert Van Beekum piloted his Kawasaki Teryx to back-to-back wins at Rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev. Funco Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad George scored two-consecutive podiums over the weekend with a 3-3 result. Kawasaki driver Tyler Winbury finished fourth both days of the two-day race weekend.

On Saturday, Van Beekum rolled his Teryx onto the track and quickly set the tone for the weekend laying down the fastest lap time in the UTV Unlimited class. In the main, he gapped the field by almost half of the track before taking the checkers. On Sunday, Van Beekum set the fastest time in qualifying before going on to take his second-consecutive win of the weekend.

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