Leduc Ices the Cake With Win in LOORRS Challenge Cup
There was an unprecedented level of excitement heading in to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ last weekend. Never before had two Pro4 racers come in to the final rounds of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in a deadlock. King Shocks’ Kyle Leduc had something to prove, having evened things out with wins in seven of the previous nine races (9 straight podiums). The entire Pro4 season was on the line and it couldn’t have ended any closer.
Leduc’s battle with Carl Renezeder will undoubtedly go down in the record books as the closest points championship finishes of all time. Renezeder was able to throw down the fastest lap time and lead with halfway through Round 15 which granted him a point for each. This meant it was all or nothing for Leduc.
On the first turn of the final lap, Leduc was able to position himself to get around Renezeder on the next. Leduc held off Renezeder to win his eighth race of the 2016 season. However, with Renezeder finishing second, the two were dead even with no racing left. The driver with the most wins in the season broke the tie, which meant Leduc would capture his fourth Pro4 Championship in five years.
“This season has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least. Coming out of the gate, things didn’t go as planned,” said Leduc. “Having missed the podium in the first five Rounds, my only choice was to step it up and stay on the gas for my sponsors. In Round 6 in Utah, all of a sudden our Toyo Tires started hooking up, our King Shocks were dialed in, our team started putting it all together. Ten straight podiums and eight wins later, we’re sitting here with another Pro4 Championship and it couldn’t feel any better.”
With points out of the way, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Challenge Cup was a toss up for a $30,000 check and being named baddest dude on the track. The Pro2 trucks were granted a fifteen second head start on the Pro4 field but it didn’t take long for Leduc to challenge RJ Anderson for the overall lead. With four laps remaining, Leduc was able to get around Anderson and stay out front to win the 2016 LOORRS Challenge Cup.
Kyle Leduc 2016 LOORRS Season Results:
Round 1 – 7th
Round 2 -10th
Round 3 – 8th
Round 4 – 7th
Round 5 – 4th
Round 6 – 1st
Round 7 – 3rd
Round 8 – 1st
Round 9 – 1st
Round 10 – 1st
Round 11 – 1st
Round 12 – 3rd
Round 13 – 1st
Round 14 – 1st
Round 15 – 1st
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