Brandon Arthur shines under the lights in Utah.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series kicked off rounds 7 & 8 in Tooele, UT, making it the ninth consecutive year the series has come to the Utah Motorsports Campus. Famous for it’s tight and quick track, Utah brings a unique challenge to the drivers and a great show to the fans. Stronghold Motorsport’s driver Brandon Arthur cashed in on some valuable Pro Lite championship points this weekend with a solid round 7 win and a 3rd place finish in round 8.
Still holding onto his momentum from his round 6 win here back in 2017, Arthur took full advantage of his front row starting position, moving out in front early on into the race. Opening up a sizable lead after lap 2, Arthur continued his dominance and held the lead all the way to the checkered flag. ““The first win of the season never felt better,” Brandon declared. “We had the speed all weekend but qualified 6th. Luckily they pulled a 6. The MAVTV truck is on point and the Toyo Tires hooked up on this track. No one could touch us. This weekend we are running a short staffed crew with my dad, Cole Andrews working on the truck and my spotter from Benchmark Performance talking in my ear.” ( source; Bink Designs | www.binkdesigns.com )”
Riding the adrenaline and excitement from his first win of the season, Arthur grabbed the number one qualifying position going into round 8. Unfortunately with a 4 position inversion, he would have to start on the outside of the second row and would have to fight for every position. Making a couple early passes early on in the race, Arthur managed to keep himself in the game avoiding any mistakes himself, and with a last lap pass, the #6 Pro Lite took home the 3rd place podium finish. ““This 3rd place finish makes it 6 podiums this year,” declared Brandon. “I have only missed the box twice. I could not be more pleased and must give thanks to MAVTV, Stronghold Motorsports, Pro Traffic Services, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, HRT Motorsports, Competitive Metals, FOX, Safety-Kleen, FK Rod Ends, STEEL-IT, Baja Designs, Magnaflow, FiberwerX, Performance Plus Lubricants, F&L Racing Fuels, Heatshield Products, Heatwave Visual, Buggy Whip, ECP Powder Coatings, Howe Performance, Wirefab, Bink Designs, Benchmark Performance, Redline Performance. It is now time to get everything ready for our home race at Glen Helen!” ( source; Bink Designs | www.binkdesigns.com )”
After a successful weekend of racing, Arthur now sits in 2nd in the hunt for the championship and with only two race weekends left, Brandon and every other driver will be looking for their shot at grabbing whats left of the series points.