Ricky James Looking for Another Victory in the SoCal SuperTrucks Super Lite This Weekend in Primm, NV
November 12, 2009 (San Bernardino, CA)—SoCal SuperTrucks and Ricky James, the 21 year-old paraplegic race car driver from Murrieta, CA, are looking towards another successful weekend within the Super Lite class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series this weekend, November 14 & 15 in Primm, NV.
Coming into the series late with only four rounds under his belt, James, still considered a newcomer to the sport of short course racing, has captured three wins and one runner-up position. James credits a lot of his success to his background within Motocross, combined with his stock car racing career where he currently drives the SoCal SuperTrucks Late Model.
Ricky James was well on his way to fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a Supercross champion, when he was injured in a Motocross accident that left him paralyzed from his sternum down. Since the accident, Ricky has accomplished more than most able-bodied individuals will do a lifetime. In 2007 he competed in the SCORE International Baja 500. In 2008, he earned a Silver Medal at X Games 14 and won the West Coast Pro Truck Series Championship and Rookie Championship. Ricky also finished the 2008 Ironman World Triathlon Championship and a month later, won the Overall Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
"With only a few rounds left in the 2009 season, I want to show my competitors, the fans and sponsors that I am expecting nothing less than a Championship in 2010," said Ricky James. "We faced some challenges during the last two rounds in AZ and still pulled off a win, which makes the entire crew that much more confident going into this weekend's race."
Ricky James is sponsored by SoCal SuperTrucks, K&N Filters, ICON Vehicle Dynamics, Racing Plus, Alpinestar, Oakley and Perseverance Clothing.
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