TOOELE VALLEY -- There were a few surprises Saturday and Sunday at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series competition at Miller Motorsports Park.
Great weather and packed grandstands were part of the mix too as the series made its fourth annual stop in Utah.
"The racing was great, the weather was perfect, the crowds were big and seemed to really enjoy themselves, and we couldn't be happier with the way everything went," said John Larson, general manager of MMP.
Two-time and defending series champion Carl Renezeder extended his eight-race winning streak to nine on Saturday in the Pro 4 class -- for full-sized four-wheel-drive trucks-- but his luck ran out on Sunday when Eric Barron emerged on top after a crash-filled race on Sunday.
Kyle LeDuc, Barron, Greg Adler and Todd LeDuc rounded on the top five on Saturday, while Renezeder, Rob MacCachren, local favorite Jerry Daugherty and Brandon Bailey completed Sunday's top five.
MacCachren was unbeatable in the Pro 2 class for full-sized two-wheel-drive trucks this weekend, the 2010 series champ taking wins on both Saturday and Sunday with Renezeder finishing second in both races. Greg Adler, Kyle LeDuc and two-time and defending series champ Brian Deegan filled out the top five on Saturday, while Deegan, Marty Hart and Robby Woods filled those positions on Sunday.
In the Pro Lite class, for smaller two-wheel-drive trucks, defending series champ R.J. Anderson got out of his sick bed to pick up his fourth win of the season on Saturday, ahead of Sheldon Creed, Justin Smith, Kyle Hart and Chris Brandt.
The top two swapped places on Sunday, with Creed taking the win over Anderson, Brian Deegan, Andrew Caddell and Noah Fouch.
Defending Pro Buggy series champ Steven Greinke won his third race of the season on Saturday, with Geoffrey Cooley winning on Sunday. In the Modified Karts, Brock Heger was victorious on Saturday, while Gavin Harlien won on Sunday. Brock Dickerson and Dylan Plemons split a pair of wins in the JR 2 class, and Mason Prater and Blaze Nunley were the winners in JR 1.
The next major event at Miller Motorsports Park will be the return of Geico AMA Pro Road Racing on Aug. 3-4. The AMA racers will have a full doubleheader weekend, with two races for each series, for the first time ever in Utah.