Stronghold Motorsports tamed Reno, Nevada’s Wild West Motorsports Park as the team emerged from Rounds 11 and 12 with a total of five podiums from the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series inaugural event at the high speed off road superspeedway. The spectacular facility, featuring enormous tabletop jumps, huge drop offs, and drastic elevation changes, was filled to capacity as the Stronghold Motorsports organization quickly adapted to the unique, wide open and highflying Reno track, coming away with the team’s strongest showing of the season.
Nineteen year old off road racing phenom, RJ Anderson extended his ProLite division lead with second and third place results on the weekend while his Monster Energy/WalkerEvansRacing.com teammate, Cameron Steele took home a pair of trophies in the ProBuggy class as well.
Garrett Poelman also grabbed the hardware when he brought his Supercross.com/Loctite SuperLite truck across the finish line in second place in Round 11 for his first career podium finish.
Seven time supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath kept himself in contention in the season long quest for the Pro2 division title with back to back fifth place results on the weekend while Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg had a strong showing with a pair of top ten results including a seventh place outcome in Sunday’s 12th round finale.
T w i t c h ! (Jeremy Stenberg)
Overcoming what could have been a disastrous situation while leading Round 11, Anderson, quickly recognized and adjusted a mechanical complication in the second lap of ProLite competition and while the situation shuffled him back to the sixth spot, he remained in the hunt for the lead. As the frantic pace of the race led to contact and chaos throughout the 18 lap main event, Anderson worked his way into the second place spot, which he held on to for his seventh podium result of the season. The following day, Anderson again found himself at the front of the pack early in the race. While in second place and challenging for the win, Anderson faced a controversial hard hit to the side of his truck that knocked him on two wheels. As he recovered, the offender took his position as Anderson slipped into the third spot where he would finish the race, making his second trip to the podium on the weekend and further extending his lead in the ProLite division.
Cameron Steele’s resolve to take the fight to the podium in every round brought him continued success in Reno. With both high altitude and horsepower draining elevation changes, Steele and his ProBuggy crew rose to the challenge. Starting strong in Saturday’s action, Steele shot into the lead group and diced with them throughout the event while finishing in the third spot on the box. On Sunday, Steele again was among the front runners and brought the #16 home just behind the leader in second. His pair of podium finishes gives the 2012 ProBuggy class champion five such results for this season with three in as many rounds.
Garrett Poelman’s second place result in Saturday’s eleventh round was the culmination of the hard work and determination by both himself and his crew in this, his rookie season in the tightly governed SuperLite truck class. On Saturday Poelman immediately joined the fray as the highly competitive division made their way through the course. Continuing to stay ahead of the commotion behind him, Poelman avoided contact and ran a clean, smooth race throughout the fifteen lap main event. Rewarded for his efforts, he came to the checkered flag in second place to collect his first career trophy.
Suffering a mechanical difficulty in Round 11 that took him out of the event, Matt Cook recovered the next day to takeÃ‚Â fifth in Round 12 while hisSupercross.com/Loctite teammate Larry Job collected 5th and 6th place finishes for the weekend.
The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy Off Road Racing Team
Jeremy McGrath (Toyo Tires)
Cameron Steele (Yokohama Tires)
RJ Anderson (Goodyear Tires)
The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires Team
Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg (Toyo Tires)
Matt Cook (Toyo Tires)
Brandon Bailey (Toyo Tires)
Garrett Poelman (Toyo Tires)
Larry Job (Toyo Tires)
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Larry Job #7 ProBuggy,Ã‚Â #62 SuperLite, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg
Matt Cook (you would if you could!)