As the world starts to recover from the shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus, MORE Racing kicked things off again with the McKenzie’s 300 this last weekend in Lucerne Valley, Califonia. With some changes to the way tech and contingency, the race was just like before the shutdowns.
There was plenty of great racing, but in the end it was Jason Coleman taking the overall win and the win in Class 6100. Coleman has had a great return to racing and takes home his second class win after winning the SNORE Racing Caliente 250 last month.
“The race went very well for us as you can see from the results,” Coleman said. “I only had one self inflicted problem which was a flat that I caught early on lap three. Jeremy and I changed it relatively quickly, only losing about two minutes. From there I just tried to push hard to regain the lost time. Somewhere around lap four or five we took the physical lead and then after that we took the overall lead physically.”
“I tried to stay smooth and consistent the rest of the way,” Coleman continued. “Thankfully we had a lot of wind so the dust wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Winning our class is good but winning overall was great. I didn’t come into the race expecting a chance at the overall so that was a nice surprise. A big thank you to my family and team for racing back to back weekends. Thanks to MORE as well for putting on the race despite the challenges that I can only imagine they faced.”
One class that we also like to pay attention to is Class 2000. This limited class that uses leaf springs, was won by class veteran Bryan Blagg. Blagg was the only truck in his class to finish the fifth and final lap.
“The race went great, Kyle Thomas and I were battling the whole race for first,” Blagg said. “I took the lead on the third lap for a short time before he passed me back. On lap four we decided to pace and be smart and see what happens on lap five. He ended up having an issue and we got to the finish line first! Overall, this is my backyard track, we knew the best race lines. We ran a smart race and was able to pull it off.”
It is great to see racing picking back up again and working towards our new normal. The full results can be found on the MORE Racing website. What race are you looking forward to seeing the return of? Tell us in the comments below!