Aug 29, 2012

  • Ryan Beat wins his first career LOORRS race in ProLite at Reno.
  • Casey Currie brings home first win of the 2012 LOORRS season in ProLite.
  • Carl Renezeder one win closer to the 100 mark.


Fort Mill, SC - August 28, 2012.  Wild West Motorsports Park, in Reno, Nevada, provided plenty of wild west racing during rounds 11 and 12 of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition.  It was a brand new track that some drivers took to quickly while others struggled to conquer.  Team GT fared well as up-and-comer Ryan Beat posted his first career LOORRS win in ProLite.


"This weekend was such a great weekend for us," said Beat after the race.  "We officially moved into second in the points standings and captured our first win in my rookie season.  Huge thanks to General Tire for all the support."


High speeds and large elevation changes were a challenge for some, but not for Casey Currie who started the weekend off with a win in ProLite on Saturday.  Currie took the lead on lap two and stayed in front of the carnage that ensued on track for the remainder of the race.  Veteran driver Carl Renezeder made a bid for career win number 99 in Pro 4 on Saturday but came up just shy posting a second-place finish.


"Overall this was a great weekend for Team GT," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire.  "It's a new track for everyone and our team seemed to find their groove pretty quick which showed in our three wins.  It was a good weekend for General Tire and we're proud of all our guys."


Sunday saw General tire's atop the podium two more times.  First off the line was Pro 4 where Renezeder made a fantastic pass in turn two on lap three to take the lead from Curt LeDuc.  Renezeder had his eye on the checkered flag and never looked back leading the remainder of the race and logging career win number 99.  Renezeder made a run for win number 100 in Pro 2 but once again came up shy finishing second to Brian Deegan.


In ProLite action, it was Premiere Motorsports' Beat who put on a show.  Coming from as far back as fourth, Beat came through the field to lead after the half-way point.  From there, Beat checked out and went on to chalk up his first career ProLite win.


Team GT will return to LOORRS action September 22 and 23 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  For more information on LOORRS, visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com


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For media information, visit www.ctamedia.com.


For more than 90 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs.  General Tire is a proud supporter of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Best in the Desert Racing Series, Chili Bowl, Pro-Pulling, Late-Model Dirt Series, Drag Boat Series, Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour, Spec Tire of Trophylite and JeepSpeed.  Team GT supports off-road and short course teams including Carl Renezeder, Rick D. Johnson, Jerry Zaiden/Jason Campbell/Jerry Whelchel, Jason/Rich Voss, Marc Burnett, Kent Kroeker, Mikey Childress, Jim Riley, Carey Hart/Josh Merrell/Ryan Beat/Rob Naughton, Robby Woods, Casey Currie, Ryan "Fluffer" Hagy, Macrae Glass, CJ Hutchins, Justin Lofton, Garrick Freitas, Randy Merritt, Justin Davis, Colton Udall and Johnny Campbell.


General Tire is part of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (www.generaltire.com).  With sales of €30.5 billion in 2011, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 169,000 employees in 46 countries.


  1. 2 Nakita 05 Sep
    Good Job!
  2. 1 Don 05 Sep
    I love offroad racing!


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