LeDuc Fends Off MacCachren In Utah
TOOELE, Utah – Kyle LeDuc fended off a last-lap challenge from Rob MacCachren to win Saturday’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 4 Unlimited event Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park.
Things started off a little auspiciously in the Pro 4 Unlimited main event. First, Todd LeDuc’s truck died on the starting grid, forcing him to get towed off. Then a rollover by Corry Weller in turn four forced a full restart of the race. She also managed to get up over the front of Greg Adler’s truck in the course of her crash, leaving Adler’s truckwith a right front wheel and tire that had broken clean off.
Adler wasn’t able to take the restart, but LeDuc managed to get re-fired and out on track. On the second attempt at the start, Kyle LeDuc was able to get a great start ahead of MacCachren and Carl Renezeder as he chased early leader Ricky Johnson going into turn two. Kyle LeDuc backed off noticeably and at the end of lap one, Johnson still had the lead ahead of LeDuc, MacCachren Doug Fortin, and Renezeder.
On lap four Johnson suddenly rolled in turn four and although he came up on his wheels, the truck was obviously damaged and a full course yellow was brought out. Johnson eventually got moving again, but with a major issue making itself quite apparent, he pulled into the pits and was out of the race.
Racing resumed on lap seven, with Kyle LeDuc, MacCachren, Fortin, Renezeder and Brandon Bailey now running in the top five. On the restart lap, Todd LeDuc moved by Bailey for fifth, while just ahead, Renezeder was all over Fortin in the race for third. On lap nine Renezeder got it done with an inside pass through turns one and two, moving up to third in the process.