Team 4 Wheel Parts brought down the curtain on the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season with a flourish as Greg Adler collected a 5th place finish in the 4 Wheel Parts Off Road Nationals and then battled to an 8th place result in the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup season finale this past weekend in Lake Elsinore.
Compton, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2015
Team 4 Wheel Parts brought down the curtain on the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season with a flourish as Greg Adler collected a 5th place finish in the 4 Wheel Parts Off Road Nationals and then battled to an 8th place result in the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup season finale this past weekend in Lake Elsinore. With 17 grueling rounds of short course off-road racing coming down to a single Saturday afternoon matinee at Southern California’s Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, Adler’s strong outcome in the final frame of the season championship came despite mechanical gremlins that plagued his 900 HP Pro 4 throughout the weekend.
“We started on the third row and the truck was running strong,” said Adler. “As the race unfolded we worked our way up as high as fourth and were moving well. Unfortunately, the front differential was giving us some trouble so we were fighting to stay up front.” Maintaining control of the truck while wrestling with the unpredictability of his important all-wheel drive system, Adler muscled his way through the checkered flag in 5th.
The regular season points battle behind them, Crew Chief, Mike Seat and the team were now tasked to ready Adler and his truck for the unpredictability of the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup; a unique, no-holds-barred event that pits the fastest two and four wheel drive unlimited short course trucks against each other for the ultimate conclusion to the season. Starting on the front row of the group of Pro 4s Adler was facing the prospects of catching the world’s best two-wheel drive competitors who benefited by a half lap head start on the mile-long course.
A combination of a fast pace and the expected cautious flags quickly brought Adler and the group of pursuers among the lead pack. As he charged his way through the field, Adler was struck by a reappearance of the mechanical gremlins from the prior day contributing to a midrace rollover that found him in the back of the field. Challenged to work his way back up into the mix, Adler finessed his way through traffic and again into a top 10 spot. Although his was now back in the heart of the Pro 2 field and making his advance, he eventually had to succumb to the realization of an 8th place finish.
“It can be frustrating but these trucks take a tremendous amount of abuse,” Adler reflected. “We were running really well and had the truck to take us to the front, but it just wasn’t our day. Still, in a race like this, we stayed out of the chaos and avoided any major trouble and at the end of the day, we caught the Pro 2s and were third in our class. I’m proud of this team for everything they did to get the truck on the track and put us in a great position today.”
For Adler and the team, their attention now shifts to the off-season and the development of a new chassis to take into the 2016 short course off-road racing season. “We’ve had a great run with this truck, but now it’s time for a change,” he said. “We’ll have the new truck to start the season and we’re looking forward to putting her on the podium next year.”
The 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will kick off in March just outside of Phoenix, Arizona, with the season opener at Chandler’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The upcoming season also will take Team 4 Wheel Parts to Reno, Nevada, Tooele, Utah, Ensenada, Mexico along with Lake Elsinore and San Bernardino in Southern California.
“There are an incredible group of hardworking guys behind this team and I want to thank each of them for a great season,” concluded Adler. “In addition to the host of volunteers who come out to support us each weekend, they stop at nothing to ensure that we are always prepared to challenge for a podium. This program would also not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We are extremely grateful for their commitment to Greg Adler Motorsports and Team 4 Wheel Parts.”
Follow Greg Adler Motorsports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Team4WheelParts.com. There is nothing like being in the grandstands and hearing the roar of 900 HP trucks as they fly through the air live, but if you can’t be there in person, catch the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS, the CBS Sports Network and MAVTV.
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About 4 Wheel Parts:
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in off-road truck, Jeep and aftermarket performance products. With 71 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, lift kits, and Jeep accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821
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