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Championship Off-Road Racing Antelope Valley 2 - Pro 2

Posted in Events on September 25, 2007
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Saturday: Guest CORR driver Jeremy McGrath started on the pole in the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Qualifier with Dan Vanden Heuvel starting on the outside of row one. When the race went green Vanden Heuvel took off quickly dominating the outside line successfully passing Jeremy McGrath in turn one. Red Bull driver Rob MacCachren started in the 5th position, but shot through the field taking over the second position on lap two. Meanwhile guest driver Jeremy McGrath held onto fourth place. MacCachren and Vanden Heuvel continued to battle it out for the first position; Vanden Heuvel led the first eight laps of the race before the mandatory caution came out. When the race went green Vanden Heuvel continued to lead with MacCachren reeling him in, Johnson took over third on lap ten and MacCachren successfully passed Vanden Heuvel on lap eleven. In the end it was MaCachren with another win for Team Red Bull, followed by Ricky Johnson in second and Carl Renezeder placing third.

Sunday Jerry Whelchel and Jeremy McGrath were on the front row leading the field to green in the Lucas Oil Series Pro 2 point's race today. McGrath held on to the lead with Rob MacCachren in second and Whelchel in third. An intense battle broke out for the fourth position between the Rockstar energy drink number 3 of Todd LeDuc and the KMC Wheels sponsored number 48 of Ricky Johnson. On lap five of fifteen, McGrath and MacCahren broke away from the field battling it out for the top positions. On lap eight MacCahren attempted a pass through turn one, but was denied. McGrath got on two wheels coming out of turn three battling it out with MacCachren. After the mandatory caution Barlow was able to pass McGrath for the first position coming out of turn one. It was all energy drinks on lap eleven with Red Bull in first and Monster Energy holding onto the second and third positions. Mark Porter crashed going into turn five on lap eleven. Alan Pflueger wrecked on lap fourteen. Johnson fought hard for the final spot on the podium in the final three laps, but was denied by the Monster Energy Drink sponsored trucks of Whelchel and McGrath. In the end it was MacCahren with the win, McGrath in second with his first CORR podium and Whelchel in third.

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