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Paul O’Brien Scores Two Podiums in Lucas Oil Opener
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Arizona (4/20/2018) - Weller Racing’s Paul O’Brien started off the 2018 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series strong by scoring two podiums in the UTV classes at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ. O’Brien finished second in the Production UTV, driving a Yamaha and third in the new Turbo Production class in a Can-Am.

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Weller Racing's Paul O'Brien scored two podiums in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series opener with a 2nd Place in UTV Production along with a 3rd Place in UTV Turbo

In the Production race, O’Brien started on the third row and made his way cautiously through the field on the short track. After making a few key passes early in the race, he challenged the eventual race winner and finished second.

“That was a pretty amazing race,” exclaimed O’Brien. “There were a lot of chances out there to pass, so I stayed cautious and just worked my way to the front. You have to be smart out there or you can get into trouble really quickly.”

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing

In the Turbo race, O’Brien started on the back row, but made quick work on the slick and unforgiving track. He took second late in the race, but was knocked out of position on the final lap and finished third.

“I had to work from the back row in sixth and just made my way forward,” said O’Brien. “The track was super slick and everyone was running hard. Ronnie poked his nose in there pretty hard into turn one. That’s racing. I know that’s coming next time and I’ll do the same.”

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing

Weller Racing is preparing both of O’Brien’s cars this season. Jason Weller was pleased to see O’Brien podium in two events in two different manufacturers’ cars in the same night.

“Paul is awesome,” said Weller. “He is super consistent and has been doing this for a long time. He does this for fun, but he has the best of everything. He knows what he wants and his program is just dialed.”

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing

O’Brien, too, was impressed with how well both of his cars worked. Two different cars make for a much more complicated preparation process at the track.

“Weller Racing is my whole backing and they really put in the time into my cars,” said O’Brien. “Both Yamaha and Can-Am make a top-level car and I’m very appreciative of that.”

O’Brien will be back in action as the series next heads to the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Mexico May 19-20.

Special thanks to Paul O’Brien’s 2018 Sponsors:
Weller Racing, AIM Sports, DWT Wheels, Lucas Oil Products, Eibach, AEO Powersports, Specialty Coatings, CT Race Worx, LG1 Designs, Elite Raceworx, Streamline Brakes, Cylex Signs

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