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Casey Currie • Nissan Titan

16th Mar 2010 Casey Currie battles for top five finish at Lucas Oil Off-road season opener

The Season opener for Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series started in spectacular fashion with a stacked field of racers and magnificently constructed, technical track. The facility located at Las Vegas Motor speedway offered exciting racing and great spectating a like. After being notified two days before the race that he was to be there, Casey Currie scrambled and rented a Pro-lite from Garrit Wallace. The truck had been sitting in a trailer for 18 months with no prep or maintenance. Casey, his family, and his crew thrashed for 24 hours non-stop to get the truck ready.

Even though Casey had no time to test or set up the truck, he managed to qualify 9th, which set him up for a 4th row start. Near the beginning of the race the number #92 truck actually flipped into the hood of Casey’s #2 Monster Energy Pro-lite stopping him and send him to the last position. Casey turned on the heat and fought his way back up to 5th place pushing the rented truck to its limit. Casey crossed the finish line in a respectable 5th place.

After having some time in the truck, Casey made a lot of changes to improve the performance of the truck. Sunday’s qualifying was canceled due to rain and the divers were only given one lap to shake down their vehicles, making the slippery wet conditions even more of an obstacle. On Sunday Casey started on the poll and led the first few laps until Rodrigo Ampudia got around him. Casey stayed in the 2nd position until the restart. Two laps after the restart Casy’s truck began to lose power eventually stopping due to a mechanical failure with the carburetor.

Casey had this to say about the race: “We really had to scramble to make it here. On Tuesday I had no idea what I was going to drive! My team pulled together with support form our sponsors and we made is out to the race. On Saturday I had a hard time adaption to the rented truck, but by Sunday I felt it was working much better. I would have liked to finish on the podium, but making it to the race was a victory in itself. I had a great time battling some of the top racers in the Pro-lite class.”
Come by the pit area to check out Casey’s Pro-lite truck and pick up some free posters.
Check out Casey’s website for race results, photos and video at: http://www.caseycurrie.com/

To Contact Casey: Info@currieracing.com

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23rd-24th Oct 2009

Casey Currie finishes season strong with a first and third place podium combo

Casey Currie in his number two Monster Energy Pro-Lite truck went to the final two rounds of the TORC Off-Road Championship Series finally with only one goal in mind… Winning! Out of the overall points race due to a season full of bad luck and mechanical difficulties, Casey had the final two races to redeem his whole season of disappointment. The pro-lite division is the most competitive division with more top competitors and more entries than any of the other class.

On Friday, Casey started on the outside of front row. Casey ran clean, even though the track conditions were better for mud bogging then short course off-road. The extremely difficult track conditions caused vehicles to retire at a rapid pace. Casey was able to keep it together running top five for the entire race and ultimately finishing on the podium in third place.

Casey’s finish Saturday would prove to be even better. Major track adjustments we’re completed for Saturday’s battle and although the track was less dusty than Friday, the course was riddled with varied combinations of dry and wet spots making aggressive driving around the track ultra tricky. Casey again started on the pole and got off to a great start pulling away from the field. The tire and gearing adjustment made by Casey and his team proved to be on point. Casey pulled away from the field in a seemingly effortless manor. Casey placed some distance between himself and the rest of the pack until a full course caution was call after Randy Eller had severe crash on the front straight. This brought the field back up to Casey’s back bumper. Casey again got off to a great start and was able to maintain a dominant lead until the mandatory caution. After the restart, Marty Hart fought hard to get around Casey but to no avail. Casey took first place in the final race of the TORC season in a dominating performance.

“It was a battle all the way until the end. The track conditions were extremely tricky. We made a tire and gearing change on Saturday that paid off for us. It felt really good to be on the podium on Friday, but Saturday’s 1st place was awesome. I have my whole family here including my grandparents, so for me to win in front of them was really special. It’s been a really tough year for us. We won the first race in Texas and struggled all year until now. My engine is down on power compared to some of the top guys, but we couldn’t address that until next season. This win really means a lot to me, my team and my family,” stated the ecstatic Casey Currie.

The TORC Off-Road Championship Series consists of eight race weekends extending from southern California to the Midwest and back. The series brings some of the best off-road drivers together to do battle in full throttle, door-to-door off road action. The series is sanctioned by The United States Auto Club (USAC) and is broadcast on ESPN 2 and ABC. TORC off-road championship series is also featured on numerous websites and print publications. The season final dubbed, “The Final Showdown" took place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track last Friday and Saturday night.

Check out Casey’s website for race results, photos and video at: www.CaseyCurrie.com

ABC NETWORK SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2009 1:30 PM EASTERN/10:30 AM PACIFIC


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