Barron Ends Renezeder’s Off Road Streak
TOOELE, Utah – Eric Barron held off a furious late-race charge from Carl Renezeder during Sunday’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 4 Unlimited feature at Miller Motorsports Park, putting an end to Renezeder’s nine-race winning streak in the process.
Greg Adler, benefiting from a six-truck inversion of Sunday morning’s qualifying results, was on pole and quick grabbed the lead at the start. Barron ran second, with Todd LeDuc third, Kyle LeDuc fourth and Renezeder fifth. Kyle LeDuc passed his brother Todd going up and over the tabletop on the back straight on lap two, with Renezeder then passing Todd at turn five.
On lap five, Rob MacCachren moved by Todd on the outside at turn five, and took over fifth. MacCachren then slowed just afterwards, having lost drive on one side in the front of his machine (he would later lose drive on the other side as well), and that gave Todd back his fifth spot. Further forward, Renezeder was starting to reel in the leading three as the track began to dry out, and when Kyle LeDuc started to over-rotate at turn five, Renezeder was right there to dive inside for third. Corry Weller then went wide and nosed into the outside wall at turn four, which brought out a full course yellow on lap 12.
Up front, Adler was driving magnificently, and looked like he might be the one to finally break Renezeder’s nine-race win streak. On the restart lap, Kyle LeDuc lost his entire right rear corner – tire, wheel, brake caliper and rotor – as he jumped out of turn three and into turn four. Just ahead, Adler and Barron collected in turn four, and while Adler got away and kept his lead, the combined incidents allowed Todd LeDuc to sneak around the outside and up to second.