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Mystik's Mickey Thomas Wins LOORRS Challenge Cup

Cumming, GA (11/2/2017) - Mystik Lubricant’s Mickey Thomas finished off his 2017 season in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series by winning the SXS Cup Challenge. The special non-points event was held at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ.

Mickey Thomas Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Mystik Lubricant's Mickey Thomas claimed the LOORRS Challenge Cup UTV Win at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona

After starting on the outside pole, Thomas took the lead at the start and immediately began gapping the field in his Yamaha YXZ 1000. With no cautions in the 12-lap race, he was never seriously challenged and led every lap to earn the $1,000 check.

Mickey Thomas Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Mystik Lubricant's Mickey Thomas grabbed the holeshot

“The invert put me front row on the outside, which was my preferred line,” explained Thomas. “We just checked out and they had nothing for us today. We went wire to wire and that’s what we had planned to do. Everyone kept clean. It was a miracle that there were no cautions.”

The victory was Thomas’s first of the 2017 season. Thomas graduated from the WORCS Series to run the Lucas short track series and has also competed in several rounds of the TORC Series.

Mickey Thomas Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Owen Motorsports' Mickey Thomas held the lead from start to finish

“This is my first win and it’s awesome,” said Thomas. “I do well under pressure and I like the big ones. Everything went right for us. We had the setup dialed. Everything just seems to fall into place for us in these big races.”

His rookie season was full of high and low points, and he finished sixth in the UTV Pro Production class for the season, and just outside the top ten in the Pro Lite Truck class. Through all of that came experience that has made him ready, and hungry, for next year.

Mickey Thomas Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Bikeman Performance's' Mickey Thomas took the checkered flag for win with no other competitor in sight as he ran away with the victory

“We had podiums in Reno and Wheatland,” said Thomas. “We’ve qualified on the pole. We’ve had mechanicals and other issues. Hopefully, we can get some good finishes on the podium and vie for the championship next year.”

Thomas will return to LOORRS competition in 2018. The series kicks off next season March 17 at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA.

2017 Mickey Thomas Sponsors
Mystik Lubricants, Hans Ada Racing, Owen Motorsports, Union Graphics, Bikeman Performance, Crash Addict Industries, Langston Motorsports Yamaha, Walker Evans Racing, OMF Wheels, Drive Motorsports International, RISQ, Trinity Racing, All Terrain Communications, Maxxis, ATVriders.com

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