Brian Deegan wins wild and crazy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup
The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup has the reputation for being the craziest, most brutal race of the Lucas Oil off Road Racing Series season. There's good reason for that " the championships are decided, the teams have all winter to rebuild the trucks, there's $30,000 on the line and there are two different types of trucks on track with both Pro 4 and Pro 2 going for the win.
The Pro 4s start well behind the Pro 2s due to their faster lap times, and the top 10 in points in each class is inverted. So the fastest Pro 4 drivers have to work their way through most of the Pro 4 competitors and then all the way through the Pro 2 field to win. That's usually what happens; three out of the four prior years, a Pro 4 driver has won it. That's why those who had both trucks to choose from " Greg Adler, Kyle LeDuc, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder " all chose Pro 4s for this year's Challenge Cup at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.
The Pro 4s usually have a bit of advantage in the sloppy conditions that come from a well-watered track at the beginning of the race. Then the track comes back to the Pro 2s a bit as it