Robby Woods came to Utah for Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) looking to make a statement in the marquee Pro2 Unlimited division. Unlike many of the top tier teams that have seemingly unlimited budgets and store-bought race trucks, Robby Woods campaigns a truck that he designed and built himself and races on a modest budget with close family and friends. Yet Woods still competes at the highest level of short course racing and often beats better funded racers, just as he did in Utah. There is no doubt that many new Robby Woods fans emerged from the packed bleachers at Miller Motorsports Park.
Woods qualified sixth of 13 for Saturday’s race in the No. 99 Lucas Slick Mist / Superchips Chevrolet, putting him on the third row when the green flag dropped. The brand new track at Miller Motorsports Park offered a huge table top and long straight aways that allowed Robby to wring all 900 horsepower from his truck, and it was not long before Robby was second place and looking for the lead. Woods was in second for the first fourteen laps of the race, through the mandatory caution when the field was bunched up. When the green flag came back out the No. 99 Lucas Slick Mist / Superchips Chevrolet was on the high side of the track with heavy bumping at the competition came into the next turn three trucks wide. Robby headed into turn five looking to reclaim his second place position, but by then the door had been closed without enough time for Woods to work his way back to the front.
Sunday saw Robby Woods qualify a little further back in 7th place for Round 8 of racing. Robby was able to stay out of the fray during the first half of the race and avoid any carnage, but he did receive some heavy contact from another driver later in the race. Fortunately Woods’ luck was better on Sunday, and he came out unscathed. When the checkers came out Robby Woods and the No. 99 Lucas Slick Mist / Superchips Chevrolet crossed the finish line in third place, less than three seconds behind the winner. This was Woods’ third podium finish this season, and he continues to win over crowds with his all-out assault on the track.
Coverage of Robby Woods and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series can be seen on CBS Sports, Speed Channel, Versus, and MavTV. The next round of LOORRS racing will be held at the legendary Glen Helen Raceway on August 7th and 8th. If you live in Southern California you will not want to miss this event. Follow Robby Woods and the No. 99 Lucas Slick Mist / Superchips Chevrolet on his quest for the LOORRS Pro2 Unlimited series championship at www.robbywoods.com.