Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series – Rounds 13 and 14Chandler, AZ (11/8/2011) Adversity is only what you make of it, and after salvaging a podium from the last two mediocre rounds at Speedworld, Corry Weller knew that these next two rounds in the SR1 UTV class at Las Vegas could make or break her championship dreams. Knowing what was on the line, the entire Weller Racing team did what they needed to do, and Weller would finish the weekend with a much needed podium sweep.
“It’s coming down to the wire,” Weller stated, when asked about her weekend. “We knew going into Vegas that this weekend would pretty much seal our fate for the series points, and we knew we had to be on the box both days to pad our lead going into Firebird. My team did their part with a great prep job on my Yamaha, and it was up to me to make sure that hard work paid off.”
Saturday’s race saw the Weller Racing/Tilted Kilt/Lucas Oil SR1 starting on the pole, and Weller got a good start at the drop of the flag. With some very fast cars in the field and a points race in mind, Weller drove smart and did what she needed to do, ending the day with a second place podium finish after some very intense, down to the wire racing action!
“That was a busy race!” exclaimed Weller. “I was battling cars the whole time – every time I thought I had some breathing room, there would be someone else to go toe to toe with. Those kinds of races are always a good time!”
While Saturday’s finish gained four points for Weller, the weekend wasn’t over yet, and Sunday’s race would be just as important. With some last minute shuffling, Weller was lined up in the front row once more, and she had every intention of taking advantage of the clean air on what would be a muddy track.
At the drop of the green flag, Weller rocketed into first place and never looked back at the mayhem taking place behind her, which put several racers out of contention early in the race. Like a woman possessed, she increased her lead each lap, until she was all by herself out front by the time the mandatory caution flag waved.
With the field bunched back up and right on her rear bumper, Weller knew she had to be on her game when the green flag dropped the final time – and she was. Weller led the field all the way to the checkers, and could be heard whooping over her radio as she crossed the finish line.
“I was so stoked!” exclaimed Corry. “I mean, we knew we had to come out here and do well, but with such a fast class you just never know what can happen. I got that lead and hung onto it tight – I wasn’t about to let that go! It feels great to get another win for our team, for our sponsors, and for our friends and fans that have been there for us all year.”
Jason Weller, Corry’s husband and crew-chief, was all smiles after Sunday’s win, adding “We have some breathing room going into the final round in December now, and that’s what we needed to get out of this weekend. We have been working hard for this championship all season, and it’s great to see all of that hard work paying off!”
Join the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series as they return to Arizona, Dec 10 - 11, at Firebird Raceway for the final round of the season on Saturday, and the “big money” race on Sunday. For more information log onto www.lucasoiloffroad.com, and if you can’t make the race but want to watch the races live on-line, check out www.liveondirt.com.
Weller Racing would like to recognize and heartily thank those who have made racing this season possible: The Tilted Kilt, Lucas Oil, Walker Evans Racing, Lone Star Racing, Maxxis Tires, MagnaFlow Exhaust, Simpson Racing, HJC Motorsports, K&N Filters, AEM Electronics, BS Sand Seats, LOORRS, UTV Underground, our fellow SR1 racers and friends, our fans, and our families who have supported us all season long.
About Weller Racing, LLC:
Weller Racing has been at the forefront of development, testing and building some of the fastest performance motors in the UTV industry since 2006. Based out of Chandler, AZ, Weller Racing provides custom UTV and ATV products for a world wide client base, and is an established name in the world of short course off-road racing. Duners, recreational riders and racers alike have counted on Weller Racing to provide them with countless hours of fun, and repeated trips to the podium. For more information, visit their website at www.wellerracing.com,, check out Corry Weller’s weekly blogs at www.wellerracing.net , or call 480-507-4771.
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