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FIGSPEED #4478 Ultra 4 Finishes Strong at Stampede

The 2010 Ultra 4 Stampede in Reno Nevada presented by Hammer King Productions and Exit 28 Motorsports (104,000 acres of private land) did not disappoint racers or spectators. The Lucas Oil – Figspeed #4478 was racing in remembrance of the Americans that lost there lives on September 11th. They started in 42nd position in the 52 car field for the 3-lap, 20-mile loop, a 10 hour timed event of extreme rock crawling and desert racing.
Driver Les Figueroa along side co-driver Joe Thompson completed the first lap with no “roll over’s or flats” gaining 14 positions from 42nd to 28th.  On lap 2, at the Lucas Oil – Figspeed pit stop that was orchestrated by crew chief Jimmy Robinson, the crew who were on their toes, found a cracked upper link mount. Crew member Colin White quickly prepped and welded the broken mount with the help of Creighton @ the Maxxis race trailer. The Lucas Oil – Figspeed #4478 was back on the course for their final lap once again gaining positions one by one.
The Lucas Oil-Figspeed car headed for the finish line taking the checkered flag and 14th overall finishing position in just under 7 hours. This was a great accomplishment considering only 18 of the original 52 competitors were able to finish the event.  The entire Lucas Oil- Figspeed team was elated, cheering the car which had a rear flat tire at the finish. Figueroa climbed out of the car and with a huge smile, thanked Lucas Oil and the Crew for their support, the sponsors for the event and headed directly to the Pirate4x4.com tent to see if the team earned a qualifying entry into the spectacular “2011 King of the Hammers Race”. He gave a big high 5 to co-driver Joe Thompson with the energy he had left with the announcement they were in for KOH in 2011.

Figueroa and the entire Lucas Team wish to express our Thanks and Gratitude to the companies for their support and the amazing products they produce that stand up to the brutal carnage this course and racing produced. A big “Thank you” to Lucas Oil, Ron Davis Radiators, B&M, Aeromotive, Painless Wiring, K&N, XRP, REF, Auto Meter, MSD, REID Racing, Simpson, Walker Evans Racing, Optima Batteries, Eibach, Race Pak, Borla, SMI Transmissions and the guys at the Figspeed shop.

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