Kyle LeDuc’s sweep in Arizona is no surprise for Team Toyo
Kyle LeDuc of Team Toyo Off-Road, swept the Pro 4 Unlimited class this past weekend during rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series at Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, Arizona. In addition to winning first place during both Saturday and Sunday, he also set the fastest lap times both days. This brings his Pro 4 Unlimited wins to four this year with his No. 99 Rockstar / Makita / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 running on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
During qualifying on Friday, Kyle LeDuc was nearly a full second faster than the second place truck. That dominance lasted throughout the Pro 4 Unlimited race on Saturday, resulting in the overall race win. During Sunday’s Pro 4 race, brother, Todd LeDuc started on the pole with his No. 4 Rockstar / Makita / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. Todd LeDuc immediately took the lead at the green flag, leading the race until the mandatory competition yellow flag. Shortly after the restart, Todd LeDuc’s truck stood up on two-wheels in a turn, handing the lead over to his brother Kyle to win the race. At the end, both LeDuc brothers stood on the podium, Kyle in first and Todd in third place.
“We went there to deliver a win for our sponsors and we went away with two wins, two fastest laps of the race and a top qualifier -- now that's how you have a good weekend,” said Kyle LeDuc. “At Surprise, nobody went around that track faster at any point in any class than I did on my Toyo tires, now that's making a statement!”
Also capturing a third place podium finish on Saturday was Jeremy McGrath driving his No. 2 Monster Energy / Ready LIFT / Toyo Tires Pro 2 Unlimited Ford truck running Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. McGrath fought a hard battle to ultimately move from the top five to capture his podium spot late in the race.
“Congratulations to Kyle LeDuc on scoring his sweep this weekend at Surprise, and to Todd LeDuc and Jeremy McGrath for their podium finishes,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Our Team Toyo drivers once again had a great weekend, being ‘driven to the podium’ with their Open Country M/T-R tires.”
Be sure to watch Sunday’s Round 12 Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro 2 Unlimited class races October 15 at 2pm EST/11am PST on CBS Sports.
To learn more about Kyle and Todd LeDuc, Jeremy McGrath and the Open Country line of light truck tires, log onto www.toyotires.com.