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MAKITA’S OFF ROAD RACE TEAMS SET TO TAKE ON GLEN HELEN Southern California track is a focal point for off road industry and racers

May 19, 2011 – La Mirada, CA – The Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is always one to get excited about, with much of the  industry and majority of  the drivers being from the Southern California area including Rockstar Metal Mulisha Makita’s Brian Deegan and the Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing team of Curt, Todd, and Kyle LeDuc.

This weekend’s racing will mark rounds five and six of the series, and Brian Deegan comes into this event in second place in ProLite and Pro 2.  2011 is Brian’s first full season in the Pro 2 class and he has adapted extremely well to the new challenge by finishing on the podium several times thus far.  In ProLite, “The General” is still the man to beat and as a former champion, is looking to capture another championship.  He will face some stiff competition however from the Rockstar Makita ProLite truck of Kyle LeDuc.  Kyle is a former champion as well and is hungry for a win in 2011.

The LeDuc’s come into Glen Helen looking to make a statement in Pro 4 action.  The team is more than capable of running up front and has their sights set on a podium finish. “We’re really happy to be back at Glen Helen in our own back yard,” said Todd LeDuc. “I want to put on a good show for my hometown crowd and put my Rockstar Makita Ford truck up on the podium.”

In addition to all of the racing action this weekend, The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series has dedicated Saturday’s event to Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who recently lost his life after a motorcycle crash in Mexico. Kargola was one of the rising stars of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series after achieving fame as a freestyle motocross competitor and personality. He will be missed.

The 2010 race at Glen Helen was sold out, so organizers have doubled the seating capacity for this weekend’s event.  CBS Sports will capture all the action for a broadcast on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern.  Tickets are on sale at

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