Nissan Dominates CORR Pro-2 Events in Chula Vista
Carl Renezeder, in his Nissan Motorsports-supported Nissan Titan-bodied Pro-2 race truck, took two victories in Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) competition June 9–10 at the new Chula Vista International Off-Road Raceway in Chula Vista, Calif. During the event the Lake Forest, Calif.-based Renezeder chalked up his record 51st CORR win behind the wheel of his 715-horsepower Nissan Titan-bodied race truck in the always-competitive Pro-2 category.
“The combination of Carl Renezeder and the Nissan Motorsports-powered Titan race truck has proven unbeatable, and we’re very proud of him and his crew,” said Nissan Motorsports Marketing and Operations Senior Manager Ron Stukenberg. “Carl’s talent is unmatched in off-road racing and we’re thrilled to be partners with his racing organization.”
The third 2007 event for CORR, Rounds 5 and 6, marked the series’ return to Chula Vista. “I’ve won at Chula Vista many times, but this time it was a testament to Nissan Motorsports and my team,” said Renezeder. “We fought so hard, and thanks to everyone for elevating me and my Titan-bodied race truck to be the group to beat out there.”
Saturday featured the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Qualifying race and Round 5 of the CORR Lucas Oil Series. In the “Baldwin Cup” qualifying event, Renezeder started in third and began attacking the leaders. After a few intense battles and some impressive driving, Renezeder was able to pass using the outside line to win the race, his 50th career CORR victory.
In the Round 5 Pro-2 event, Renezeder started in the back of the field and had a strong run, but traffic proved to be too tough to pass. At one point, Renezeder was up to third place, but a racing incident caused the Titan’s hood to unlatch and cover the windshield. After a pit stop where the crew removed the damaged hood piece, Renezeder entered the fray and again encountered traffic, digging his way to sixth place.
Fueled by his previous day’s tough finish, Renezeder came hard out of the gate for Round 6, qualifying first and setting the fastest time by 6/10 of a second. The field was then inverted, placing Renezeder and his Titan in the sixth starting position. Showing patience, Renezeder picked off the competition and with three laps to go challenged the leader, motocross star Ricky Johnson. Johnson and Renezeder exchanged the lead repeatedly, and at the last corner, Renezeder called upon every horse of his Nissan Motorsports powerplant to pass Johnson for a crowd-pleasing win, his 51st career CORR victory.
About Nissan Motorsports
Nissan has a long heritage of Motorsports success, both off-road and on the track. Nissan’s Contingency Awards Program offers more than $200,000 in available awards to qualifying Nissan drivers in 2007, including those competing in Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR), the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Grand Am KONI Challenge Series, Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, NOPI Drag Racing Association (NDRA) and the Formula Drift Championship.
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Source: Nissan Motorsports
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