Renezeder Grabs His Ninth Straight Victory
TOOELE, Utah – Carl Renezeder snatched his ninth-straight victory in the Pro 4 Unlimited class during Saturday’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event at Miller Motorsports Park.
Renezeder in the No. 17 Lucas Oil/General Tire Nissan started out front once again in the early going. Behind him, a hard-charging, pole sitting Rob MacCachren ran second in the No. 21 Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Power Tools Ford, with Eric Barron third, Kyle LeDuc fourth and Greg Adler.
Adler went wide and up into the outside barrier at turn five on lap two, dropping him back to seventh, and promoting Todd LeDuc to fifth. On lap five Kyle LeDuc got alongside Barron at turn five, and stayed there through turn two on the next lap, where he nosed ahead and up to third position. Just afterward, a right front suspension issue on Barron’s machine made itself apparent, as his tire laid noticeably inward on many occasions.
Up front, the top thee had now tightened right up on lap nine, while further back, Adler had caught back up to Todd LeDuc, and he made the pass to get his fifth spot back at turn four. A full course caution followed on the next lap, as safety crews needed an opportunity to get out and clear a large piece of debris off of the front straightaway.
When racing resumed, the top three closed up again, and on lap 13, they were oh-so-close together, with MacCachren really hounding Renezeder for the lead. On lap 14, MacCachren got inside Renezeder into turn two, then pulled alongside and past going up and over the big tabletop on the back straight. The two collected slightly in turn three, but Kyle LeDuc was right there to dive in and break them up just right, as all three then got away cleanly.