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Hans Ada Racing’s Jacob Rosales Fourth at LOORRS
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Marietta, OH (7/2/2018) - Hans Ada Racing’s Mickey Thomas and Jacob Rosales had a breakout weekend during the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series doubleheader UTV weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. The seventeen-year-old Rosales finished fourth in Saturday’s race, just behind teammate Mickey Thomas, who finished second. They were competing in the Pro Stock class in Yamaha YXZ 1000Rs.

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Hans Ada Racing's Jacob Rosales & Mickey Thomas scored top five finishes on Saturday

The event featured a combination of LOORRS West Coast and East Coast competitors and had the highest car count yet this season. The technical and tight track rewarded consistency, as well as bravery as it featured a long and high tabletop jump on the back straight.

Additional seat time at regional races in Georgia allowed Rosales to shine, despite being the youngest competitor in the class. After running with the top pack for most of the event he finished a career-best fourth.

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Hans Ada Racing's Jacob Rosales finished a sesaon best 4th on Saturday

“We did some local races down in Georgia and that helped a lot,” said Rosales. “Getting more seat time definitely paid off. A fourth lets everyone know we’re coming. I know I’m young and I still have a lot to learn, but at the same time it feels good to be up here with all of those older drivers. It’s a competitive field, but we’re getting used to the competition.”

Hans Ada had Rosales’ and Thomas’ cars set up perfectly for the Saturday races. With dry and tacky conditions, Rosales’ Maxxis tires hooked up perfectly.

“The Maxxis Ceros really hooked up for me,” said Rosales. “Combined with the Walker Evans suspension, it made it much easier for me to focus on driving, rather than the car. Hans does a great job. He’s always prepared and always knows what’s going on. The car we setup perfectly. It’s truly amazing what he does.”

Thomas’ car really came into its own during the second half of the race and he made the pass for second on the final lap. He was pleased to earn another podium, which puts him in prime position in points.

“It was tough for the first half of the race, but in the second half, the track came to us,” said Thomas. “This is my second podium this year for Hans Ada Racing. Hans takes care of whole deal. The car is always perfectly prepped and ready. He builds a great car and I can’t thank him enough for all he does for us.”

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Maxxis' Jacob Rosales battled through the mud on Sunday

Ada is likely one of the hardest working team owners in the pits and his tenacity paid off here. With some of the highest car counts this season, the podium and fourth-place finish were definitely more meaningful.

“To put it into perspective, the Wheatland race had a much higher car count and a much deeper pool of talent,” said Ada. “So a fourth place and a podium during the weekend mean a lot more than at any other event because we were competing against both the West Coast and East Coast drivers.”

Thomas and Rosales are already preparing for the next race, being held July 21 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV.

Special Thanks to Hans Ada Racing 2018 Sponsors:
Crash Addict, Walker Evans Racing, Langston Motorsports Yamaha, Weller Racing, Beyond Redline Performance, Speedcell, AiM, Drive Motorsports International

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