2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Lucas Oil Speedway
June 24, 2018
LOORRS Round 4 Pro UTV Report
Wheatland, MO (6/29/2018) – Brock
Heger and Kyle Chaney won the first of two Lucas
Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO UTV
races at Lucas Oil Speedway. The events were part
of a doubleheader weekend being run during the weekend
and were held on Saturday at the 1.2-mile track.
Brock Hegers &
Kyle Chaney Takes Wins at Lucas Oil Speedway
Picture perfect weather on Saturday made for
great racing on the technical and fun nine-turn
track. In the Production 1000 race, Heger used
his Maxxis Tires to get a great jump on the slick
track early and went on to score his second win
of the season in his Yamaha. Mickey Thomas and
Jason Weller completed the top three, both driving
1000 SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
Mickey Thomas (2nd), Brock Heger (1st),
Jason Weller (3rd)
“I knew the way they were preparing the track
that my Maxxis Tires would hook up well at the
beginning and the Hoosiers wouldn’t,” said Heger.
“So I had an advantage at the beginning. I got
into the lead and ran well.”
secured his fourth straight podium finish
& second win of the season on Saturday
at Lucas Oil Speedway
Thomas’ car was on Hoosiers and he had trouble
finding traction in the first half of the race.
At the halfway point, the track began tacking
up and he got his Hans Ada-prepared machine into
the groove. He passed Weller and the two fought
it for several laps before the finish.
battled his way past Jason Weller to secure
the 2nd spot on the podium
“It was tough for the first half of the race,
but in the second half the track came to us,”
said Thomas. “I made a pass for second at the
end with Jason Weller and we really went at it.
This is my second podium this year for Hans Ada
Weller ran a conservative pace to help preserve
and hopefully move up from his third place in
points. The off-road veteran enjoyed what was
universally touted as the best “driver’s track”
on the tour.
secured his 2nd straight podium finish,
which boosted him to second in points
“I’m constantly thinking of saving the car, while
also looking at the podium,” said Weller. “The
track is awesome. I love the turns, the big jumps
and the whoops.”
In the Pro Turbo race Chaney was competing in
the same Can-Am Maverick X3 he’s using in Midwest
Short Course League. He was joined by a bevy of
fellow Midwest racers, and used the race weekend
like an extended test session.
Turbo SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
Paul O'Brien (2nd), Kyle Chaney (1st),
Corry Weller (3rd)
Chaney took the lead early and then held off
a charging Corry Weller to secure the victory.
Paul O’Brien passed Corry Weller on the final
restart to finish second. Weller was third. All
three were driving Can-Ams.
was feeling the heat from Corry Weller
early on as the pair battled for the lead
“This was more of a test weekend for the Midwest
Series and I got a lot out of it,” said Chaney.
“We’ll take what we learned, bring it to the Midwest
Series, and hopefully get some wins there, too.
This track is really fun and there is a lot of
time to make up because it’s a very driver-oriented
track. It’s not all about horsepower.”
O’Brien had fueling issues in qualifying and
had to start 10th, well back from the front row.
Despite the disadvantage, O’Brien ran a smart
pace and was there on the final restart when Cory
Weller left the door open and he snagged the second
launching the monster TableTop at Lucas
“I knew I had to put my head down, avoid the
carnage, and slowly work my way forward,” said
O’Brien. “Toward the end, a couple of guys went
out and I made some good passes. It made for a
good race and I was pleasantly surprised how it
turned out. I got a good gift from my teammate
right at the end.”
Weller held onto third and was laughing at herself
for the gift she gave her O’Brien in the form
of running far outside on one of the track’s sweeping
turns. She was pleased, though, to compete in
the largest field of turbo cars yet this season.
secured the final spot on the podium by
making a last lap pass on Kyle Hart
“It’s always fun to see where you stack up with
guys from other series,” said Weller. “I’ve watched
Kyle Chaney and Tim Farr in the TORC Series. I
knew they were fast and Paul’s been my competition
all season. It turned into a great battle and
it didn’t disappoint.”
The LOORRS Series held the second of the two-event
weekend on Sunday.