Team General Tire's Carl Renezeder makes history
Team General Tire's Carl Renezeder
made short-course history this weekend, sweeping the Unlimited 2 and
Unlimited 4 championships in the inaugural season of the Lucas Oil
Off-Road Racing Series, and becoming the first ever seven-time national
short course champion.
Leading by a scant five points going into the U2 event, Renezeder held
off Jeff Ward and Todd LeDuc to secure the championship by just one
point. Going into U4 with a 17-point lead over Alan Pflueger, an
initial run-in with Adrian Cenni in Turn One damaged Renezeder's truck
but knocked Pflueger on his roof, sending the field back for a restart.
In the end, Pflueger couldn't overcome the damage, and his DNF gave
Renezeder the championship, his third in four wheel drive.
"We are so proud of Carl for his remarkable, history-making wins," said
Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. "What's even more
amazing is that this tire was only developed in February of this year,
so this championship validates everything we've been working so hard on
"This has just been an amazing year," Renezeder said. "I couldn't have
done it without the support from my sponsors, especially General Tire.
We ran a new tire in a new series, and took it straight to the top!"
An honorable mention goes to Team GT driver Sean Geiser for taking 2nd
place in the Unlimited Buggy class.
The Lucas Oil season concludes with the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup in Lake
Elsinore, California on December 11-12.