NINE-TIME X GAMES MEDALIST JEREMY “TWITCH” STENBERG
EARNS 2010 LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SUPER LITE CHAMPIONSHIP IN ROOKIE SEASON
December 10th and 11th
Firebird International Raceway, Chandler, AZ
December 14th, 2010 – Reprinted from www.lucasoilloffroad.com – The penultimate race of the day was Super Lite, which featured five drivers who were still mathematically eligible for the championship; more drivers than in any other class. Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg still led the title fight coming into today’s final round, with Chad George as his closest competition, 21 points back. CJ Greaves, Jacob Person, and Dawson Kirchner were all in the hunt as well, and came into today at 25, 48, and 50 points back, respectively. Greaves led the race after lap one in his #33 Traxxas/Oakley truck, followed by Jeff “Ox” Kargola in the #2 General Tire/Lost machine, Kirchner in the #16 Speed Technologies/Method Race Wheels truck, Person in the #29 Majerle’s Sports Grill/defywear.com entry, and Kyle LeDuc in the #24 So Cal Super Trucks/ Rockwell machine. LeDuc and George moved up to fourth and fifth in quick succession, with LeDuc taking third soon afterwards. Kirchner then got by George to grab fourth spot, and as the competition yellow came out, it was still Greaves up front, followed by Kargola, LeDuc, Kirchner, and George in the top five, with the other two championship contenders, Stenberg and Person, sitting sixth and seventh.
After the restart, LeDuc became one of the only drivers in any class to make the higher line work in the either/or section, using it to move ahead of Greaves and take the lead. Greaves then stopped in turn two, out of sight of the crowd, moving Kirchner up to second, George to third in the #42 Beard Seats/Yokohama Tires entry, Stenberg to fourth in the #88 Rockstar/Maxxis Tires machine, and Brandon Ward to fifth in the #92 Kicker/BFGoodrich Tires truck. Ward then nearly rolled over, which allowed RJ Anderson to take over fifth spot in the #37 Walker Evans Racing/VP Racing Fuel machine. From that point on, the top five drivers held their positions, with Rockstar driver LeDuc setting off a huge flame as he passed the Rockstar arch on the last lap, on the way to picking up his first Super Lite win. Second went to Kirchner, third to George, fourth to Stenberg, and fifth to Anderson. Stenberg would’ve needed to have a pretty bad day to lose out on the championship, and a smooth, trouble-free run to fourth place today was more than enough to help him secure his first short course off-road championship. Congratulations to the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Super Lite Champion, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg!