After a 4 month delay of the off road short course season due to COVID-19, Lucas Oil decided to move forward with the 2020 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) which was originally set to kick off back in March. Christopher was finally able to unveil his new Livery for 2020 and the big news of Ford Motor Company & Ford Performance being the title sponsor for the race team this year!
Saturday 7/25 - Round 1
Christopher had a great qualifying session with the 2nd fastest lap time Saturday afternoon and after an inversion of 4 (meaning the top 4 flip) Christopher was set to start the race P.3 which is right where he likes to be on this track. Race time was about 3:30pm and the Pro Lite Season was officially underway. Christopher had a very exciting race with him and Brock Heger racing side by side for 2 full laps chasing down the leader Mason Prater. Shortly after the mandatory caution Prater made a mistake allowing Christopher to comfortably take the lead. Christopher managed to hold that lead position through the checkered flag taking home the 1st place trophy for the Ford / General Tire / STEEL-IT team. "I couldn't be happier with the start of the season and to put this Ford Ranger Pro Lite on top of the box in the first race! It has been about a 9-month off season so I had some cobwebs to dust off out there but my crew had the truck dialed for me come race time. I've got to thank Ford and Ford Performance for coming on board this year and believing in the program and in me." -Christopher Polvoorde
Sunday 7/26 - Round 2
Once again the day was off to a great start with Christopher qualifying with the 2nd fastest lap, which left him starting the afternoon race in the pole position (1st) for the 2nd race of the LOORRS season. Come race time Christopher was mentally ready and set for a great race with him starting in the lead spot! Unfortunately in turn 2 of the first lap Christopher got spun forcing him to take the turn too tight, losing the lead position. While trying to regain ground, Christopher experienced a mechanical failure leading to the truck being towed off the track with a chance to get to the back if the pit crew could fix the issue. The mechanical failure was unable to be fixed leaving Christopher out for the remainder of the race. "I was definitely bummed out about the performance on Sunday, we were set to have a great race but we had some mishaps. All we can do is learn from this and be prepared for the next race. I can't thank my crew and partners enough for all the hard work that was put into the weekend. I'm looking forward to Wheatland next month!" -Christopher Polvoorde See Christopher's Vlog of the Race Weekend HERE on YouTube
About Christopher Polvoorde & CP Racing Team
Christopher Polvoorde was born on July 28th, 2000 and raised in the Racing mecca of Southern, CA. From a young age, Christopher had an adventurous spirit and a passion for the outdoors and racing. That passion leads Christopher’s life to this day where you can find him chasing sunsets year around on the hills of Mammoth Mt or the waters of the Colorado River. Surrounded by a team of Experts including Christopher’s father, Chip Polvoorde, who handles anything and everything, Crew Chief Jimmy Davidson who provides the fastest truck on the course week in and week out and driving coach Cory Kruseman who works with Christopher on his race craft and as his race spotter. With Christopher’s natural speed and a team like this, expectations are high. In 2019 the CP94 team returned to racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and added the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League for 2019 where Christopher swept the whole series winning all 7 series races and the additional Red Bull Pro Lite Championship race making it a perfect 8 for 8 in the Midwest. With all that Christopher has going on it is hard to imagine but he is also a full-time College student at The University of San Diego on an academic scholarship after finishing high school with a 4.5 GPA. The future is bright for Christopher who takes it all in stride focusing on working hard and enjoying the ride.
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