Last weekend marked the 6th and 7th rounds of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Championship taking place in Reno, NV. In a display of dominance, Bryce Menzies swept the Pro2 podium both days closing the points gap to just 24 points between Menzies and current leader Rob MacCachran.
The short course season has been filled with ups and downs for Menzies Motorsports. They have won 5 of the 11 races in the Pro 2 class heading into the weekend in Reno so Bryce was looking to add to his win total at a track that he has had success at in the past. Bryce qualified 3rd overall in the Pro 4 on day 1, which started him in the 2nd row. Bryce got around every truck besides the points leader, Leduc, to finish in second place. Next up was the Pro 2 class where Bryce qualified 3rd, starting him in the second row once again. He quickly made his way to the front of the pack and won the race with a significant gap over second place.
Sunday was very much the same as Saturday with Bryce qualifying 2nd in the Pro 4 class and 1st in the Pro 2. The inverted start placed the #7 Red Bull Pro 4 in the third row on Sunday. Menzies made his way through traffic up to third place before getting stuck inside on turn two behind Greg Adler who had spun out. This unfortunate hiccup put Bryce back into 8th place. He made his way through traffic once again up to 3rd place right behind the leader. He made his way up the hill with 3 laps left and landed his right front tire in a rut causing him to bicycle the truck on 2 of the KMC wheels and eventually landing it upside-down. Bryce was ok after the crash but did not continue the race.
The final race of the weekend was the Pro 2 class, which had Menzies starting on the front row. Bryce took the lead after turn one and never looked back, marking his 7th win out of 13 races so far this season. Although the team is still 24 points down on Rob MacCachran for the points lead, there is no denying that Menzies is a dominant force in the Pro 2 class racking up win after win. There are 4 races left in the points race and the Menzies Motorsports team will work hard to give him a bulletproof truck to go out and win every remaining race. The next short course race is in Bryce’s hometown of Las Vegas on September 18 & 19th.
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