Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc wins
Kyle LeDuc, driver of the Toyo Tires equipped No. 99 Rockstar/Makita Pro 4 Class Ford F-150, won the biggest race of the weekend at the Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup -- the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup Race. The Challenge Cup was the final race weekend of the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series and the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup race took place on Sunday.
Held on a newly constructed course at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona; the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup race pitted 26 Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro 2 Unlimited class trucks against one another for a big payout. The “no holds barred” competition suffered high attrition, with only 14 trucks making it to the finish. The Pro 2 Unlimited class trucks were given a 15-second head start over the Pro 4 Unlimited trucks. Riding on 17-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires, Kyle LeDuc started in 19th place and drove to the win for a $30,000 payout.
During Saturday’s Pro 4 Unlimited class race, LeDuc finished second on the 1.1-mile course, placing him second overall in the 2010 Pro 4 Unlimited class championship.
“There were no rules to follow in the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup race, so there was a lot of chaos… we made the right choices and our Toyo Tires gave us really fast laps,” said LeDuc. “I am pretty pumped about winning second overall in the championship. We can go home really happy about our results and can focus on winning the championship next year.”
Brother, Todd LeDuc, also had a great drive in the Pro 2 Versus Pro 4 Cup race. Driving his No. 8 Rockstar/Makita Ford F-150 on Open Country M/T-R tires, Todd LeDuc finished second in the Pro 2 Unlimited class and fourth overall.
“We congratulate Kyle LeDuc for capturing second overall in the championship and for winning the big money race of the season,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Our Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires helped to bring both Kyle and Todd home at the front of the race field once again.”