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2017 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Round #12
Glen Helen Raceway
Devore, California
September 16, 2017

LOORS Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

Glen Helen Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro UTV Report
Paul O'Brien Takes LOORS Win, Brock Heger Clinches Championship

2017 LOORS Series
Glen Helen Raceway
Devore, CA (9/18/2017) - Paul O’Brien drove his Yamaha to victory during the Lucas Oil Off Road Series UTV Production 1000 race at Glen Helen Raceway for round 12. Ronnie Anderson finished second in a Polaris RZR, ahead of the Yamaha of Jason Weller. Brock Heger finished fourth in his Yamaha, clinching the championship with one race weekend left in the LOORS Series.
LOORS Pro SxS Podium

LOORS Pro 1000 SxS / UTV Podium (left to right)
Ronnie Anderson (2nd), Paul O'Brien (1st), Jason Weller (3rd)

The doubleheader event was the first night race of the year for the LOORS series and was held on Glen Helen’s short course. The five-turn course featured several table tops, a rhythm section and jumps. Cool temperatures made for perfect racing for the drivers and the fans.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series LOORS

The stands were packed for the Friday & Saturday Night LOORS double header held at Glen Helen Raceway in California

Paul O’Brien started on the outside pole due to the invert. He ran the outside line during most of the first lap and then took the lead for good. He held of Weller during the first half of the race. Then he overcame a fierce battle with Anderson to secure the victory.

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series LOORS

Paul O'Brien grabbed the early lead, but Jason Weller & Ronnie Anderson stayed right with him for the entire race

“This is the highlight of my life,” exclaimed O’Brien. “This is only my first full year, and I’ve really gotten more confident toward the end of the season. It takes confidence to run up front.”

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series LOORS

Paul O'Brien held off the competition to take the checkered flag for the win Saturday night at Glen Helen

The victory was anything but easy. The series is known for its hardcore nature and Anderson wasn’t going to let O’Brien run away with the win. The beat and banged their way through the waning laps of the event.

Paul O'Brien Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series LOORS

It was Paul O'Brien's first win of the season, which as him in a tight battle in the points race for the second spot in points

“That was just a battle to the end,” said O’Brien. “He wanted that spot. We fought for it the whole way. He wasn’t letting up, and neither was I.”

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