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Team Renezeder: Four Podiums in Four Races

SURPRISE, AZ (April 19, 2010) – The Team Renezeder haulers will be rolling west on Highway 10 today with four new pieces of hardware on board, ready for the trophy case.  It was a weekend of hard work, long hours and great racing, and when all was said and done, driver Carl Renezeder posted career win number 88 during round three of the Pro-2 championship chase and backed that up with two runner-up finishes and a third.
“We were in the hunt all weekend in all three races, and that feels great,” commented Renezeder at the end of the day on Sunday.  “The Pro-2 feels better than it ever has, and while we’re still working out some issues with the front-wheel-drive on the Pro-4, when the truck was right it was a lot of fun to drive.”
Renezeder started the weekend by gifting himself the pole in Pro-2 qualifying on his birthday.  He took that result and made it even better on Saturday.  The two-row invert put him outside second row to start the race and by the time the field crossed the start/finish line to record lap one Renezeder was the leader.  He never looked back.  Jeremy McGrath looked inside a couple of times and the two of them put on a great battle for the fans, but ultimately it was Renezeder’s day, leading 18 of 18 laps for the win.
While third and second place finishes in Pro-4 were great for the points race, the truck’s four-wheel-drive issues in both races kept him out of the hunt for the win in the closing laps.
“It’s just one of those gremlins we’ll have to dig into a little deeper and get resolved,” explained Renezeder.  “The truck was flawless to drive when it was right.  It’s just one of those small things that’s surfaced – we’ll get it figured out.”

In Sunday’s Pro-2 race, Renezeder and Rob MacCachren swapped leads for a few laps, but the track didn’t come around to Renezeder’s set up and he had to settle for runner up.  And after a 22-hour day of work by the crew through Saturday night, while they wanted another victory, they were glad to see their truck on the podium.
If the racing both days is any indication of the year-long points battle, the teams and fans are in for an exciting season.  CBS Sports, SPEED TV, MavTV, and Outdoor Channel were on hand all weekend covering the event, so fans that couldn’t make it to the event will get to see the weekend’s action in the coming weeks.  Check your local listings and www.lucasoiloffroad.com for airtimes.

About Carl Renezeder
Birth date: April 16, 1964
Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
Home Town: Montebello, CA
Family: Wife: Kelley; 4 Children
88 Career Short Course Wins (12 in Lucas Oil Off Road Series, 65 in CORR, 10 in WSORR, 1 in RJORGP)
7-time National Champion (LOORRS U4 – 2009; LOORRS U2 – 2009; CORR Pro-4 – 2003, 2007, 2008; CORR Pro-2 – 2005 & 2006)

2010 to date: 1 win in LOORRS Pro-2 Unlimited
2009: LOORRS Unlimited 4 Champion; LOORRS Unlimited 2 Champion; 8 Unlimited-4 wins including the inaugural Rockstar Energy Lucas Oil Challenge Cup; 3 Unlimited-2 wins
2008: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins; 2 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-4×4 wins; 2 WSORR Pro-2WD wins; 1 RJORGP GP4 win; Won Day 2 of SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
2007: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR Pro-4 wins including the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points; 7 CORR Pro-2 wins; 3 WSORR Pro4x4 wins including the FCP Chairman’s Cup; 3 WSORR Pro2WD wins; Won 40th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 with Riviera Racing
2006: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 6 CORR Pro-2 wins; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 4 CORR Pro-4 wins; Won SCORE Laughlin Leap (159’), Won Day 1, 2nd overall at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge; 3rd in SCORE Las Vegas PRIMM 300
2005: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 9 CORR wins, including the Nissan Nationals in Pro-4; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points
2004: 8 CORR wins; Governor’s Cup Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points
2003: CORR Pro-4 Champion; 8 CORR wins; Borg Warner World Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-2 points
1994-2002: 9 CORR wins and multiple podiums in CORR; Won SCORE Baja 1000 (Class 1 – 1994); 2 podium finishes in SCORE Baja 500

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