Lake Elsinore, CA
With only a single round of racing to go in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Brandon “The Stinger” Arthur is the only driver left with a shot to take the championship title from the points leader, Jerett Brooks. Arthur put points on the board at rounds 13 and 14 by qualifying fastest for both rounds, and grabbing two top five finishes. He finished 4th in round 14 and his most exciting race was the third place podium in round 13. He went three wide in the final turn to take the third spot; just .041 seconds out of second place.
Brandon made a bold move stick in the final corner of the race on Friday. He pinned the throttle of his Competitive Metals truck; taking the outside line through the corner. His Toyo Tires took a firm grip of the track and shot him past Ryan Beat to take the third position. As he came to the line, he was inches away from taking second place from Brock Heger. The crowd was on their feet after such a gutsy move by the Stinger. With such tight competition in the Pro Lite class, even the slightest opening has to be exploited.
“The racing was great both days,” said “The Stinger”, “We were in super competitive battles all race long both days of racing. We managed to get a 3rd and a 4th place finish for the weekend. Our Competitive Metals, Toyo Tires, Pro Traffic Services, HRT Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Magnaflow, Aeromotive Fuel Systems, F&L Racing Fuel, Impact, FOX, Heatshield Products, Maxima Racing Oils, FiberwerX, Summers Brothers, Wirefab, ECP Powder Coating, Bink Designs, Axis Rod Ends, Redline Performance Pro Lite was running strong but we just barely missed the perfect set up on the truck for each main. We just didn’t have the perfect combination. It wasn’t the results we wanted, but they were decent results. Sunday was just a rough day. I got a bad start, fell back a couple of spots, and just could never make them back up. There was a lot of banging going on at the end of the race.”
Brandon and his crew will have the Competitive Metals, Toyo Tires, Pro Traffic Services truck in full kill mode at the final race of the season October 22nd and 23rd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ. They have one chance remaining to capture the 2016 Pro Lite points championship.
Photography By: Bink Designs