Maxxis Wins Pro Classes at LOORRS Rounds 9 & 108/14/2012
Winning every Pro class on both days, Maxxis’ drivers dominated LOORRS’ Rounds 9 and 10, in the company’s best-ever weekend in pro truck racing. Eric Barron took the Pro 4 victory at both rounds, while Marty Hart won Pro 2 at Round 9 and Brian Deegan won the class the following day. Fifteen-year-old Bradley Morris won both Pro Light races. Rounds 9 and 10 were held August 4-5 in San Bernardino, California.
Barron, in his first year as a Maxxis-sponsored driver, was pleased with both his results and his Razr SCR tires. “It’s very important to pay attention to all aspects of tires because it can make or break a race,” he said. “[Maxxis Support Truck Driver] Creighton King and I discussed some grooving options because they brought in some new dirt for the track. I looked at everybody else’s tires at the starting line, and I was very pleased. On Saturday, we started in the second row, and I had an unbelievable start and took the lead between turns one and two. I then had a good battle with [another] driver, and I came out ahead. On Sunday, it took about a lap and a half, and I made my way to the front. I picked my passes carefully because I didn’t want any contact or damage. I had an epic battle with another driver. The tire grooving and truck setup were spot-on for Sunday because we were able to stay in the lead.” Maxxis’ sponsored driver Travis Coyne also made the Pro 4 podium, taking third place in the class.
Deegan was pleased to rack up another victory, and was also happy with his Maxxis tires. "Had a great weekend of racing,” he said. “My Maxxis tires helped me stand on top of the podium again, closing in on the championship!" In addition to his win in Pro 2, Deegan also took two podium spots in Pro Light, with third place at Round 9 and second at Round 2.
Hart said that his Razr SCRs came through for him when the going got tough. “Actually, it was pretty good,” he said of Round 9 and the performance of his tires. “We started on the front row and made the most of it. The track got really slippery, and that’s what you’re looking for, is a tire that will perform for you in any conditions.” Although an electrical failure kept Hart from finishing the next day’s race, he still holds a strong second place in points for the class and says that he’s in a good position to win the championship.
Morris, who was on Maxxis Bighorns, said that his tires performed dependably during the entire weekend: “They hooked up the whole race. I didn’t get any flats, and the track is pretty abusive. They just held up the entire time.”
Maxxis congratulates Eric Barron, Brian Deegan, Marty Hart and Bradley Morris on their incredible string of victories, and thanks all of its drivers for their fine performances.