Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc did it again. Lake Elsinore was the scene and Kyle powered to his second Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro 4 title in a row. The race was filled with thrills and spills, with LeDuc and Rob MacCachren doing battle for the lead a couple times. Behind the top two, places were swapped back and forth between a number of competitors such as Doug Fortin, Bryce Menzies- in a new truck, Greg Adler, Carl Renezeder, and others. Although the race was exciting throughout, it was anticlimactic as LeDuc had amassed enough points to have already secured the championship. He showed his competitive spirit however by qualifying on the pole and finishing second in his number 99 Monster Energy/Toyo Tires Ford F-150 running Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
The Early Laps Were Full of Excitement and Spills
Bryce Menzies and LeDuc started first and second in Round 17, the final race of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for Pro 4. Menzies had a new truck for this race. This was the number seven Red Bull/KMC Wheels Ford, which was built by the brothers Huseman, Danny and Kevin. This truck was, according the truck that most fans looked forward to seeing the most, after LeDuc’s own “Steelo” which debuted in Round 1 of the season.
LeDuc Had a Monster Season
Throughout the 17 race season, LeDuc garnered an awesome 12 victories, and made the podium a total of 17 times. By the time the series moved to Estero Beach in Baja, LeDuc had set a LOORRS record for the most consecutive victories in Pro 4 class with ten victories. The last few years have also been good to LeDuc, with three championships in the last four years-2012, 2014, and now, 2015. He didn’t have as much success in 2013 though, only finishing the season in second place in points. According to LeDuc “Toyo Tires have kept me hooked to Mother Earth long enough to capture back-to-back Pro 4 Championships. We captured a groundbreaking 12-in-a-row with absolute ease. And yet, we never settled….and have continued to develop the best tires possible, while always striving for perfection.”
LeDuc Wasn’t the Only Successful Toyo Tires Driver This Year
The whole Toyo Tires team was on a tear this season. Brandon Arthur also finished the season well. Arthur won the prestigious Pro Lite Challenge Cup race on Sunday in his number 6 Competitive Metals/Pro Traffic Services/Toyo Tires number 6 Ford, equipped with Toyo Tires Open Country A/T II tires. On Saturday he finished second out the 25 trucks that started the race and was able to captured third place overall in the 2015 Pro Lite class. He was able to accomplish this with two wins, placing second seven times, and coming in third once.
Arthur had this to say after the event: “What a great year we had on our Toyo tires. Our truck was hooked up all year long and led us to great finishes. We came home with a third in the points and the Challenge Cup win. What a great finish to a good season!” Toyo Tires Senio Manager of Events and Sponsorships congratulated his drivers: “ A big congratulations to Kyle LeDuc on winning back-to-back Pro 4 Unlimited class championships on our Toyo Open Country tires. We also want to say congratulations to Brandon Arthur for winning the Pro Lite Challenge Cup race, and for finishing third overall in the 2015 Pro Lite championship. We are proud to be part of their tremendous success.”