Chandler, AZ (Feb 9, 2012) After finishing second in points in the SR1 UTV class in 2010, and winning the SR1 championship in 2011, Corry Weller and her title sponsor, The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, are forging into new and exciting territory for 2012. Weller will be the first female racer to compete in a Pro truck class in the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series (LOORRS), and she’s headed straight into one of the most competitive classes in short course racing.
“Having the opportunity to race in the Pro 4 Unlimited class is huge for us and our team.” says Weller. “Racing in such a high profile class, we now have the opportunity to offer our sponsors some serious national exposure and TV time, which is something we just weren’t able to offer before in the UTV classes.”
Weller will be campaigning Team Renezeder’s 2009 Championship Pro 4 truck as she races under the Tilted Kilt banner for the duration of the 2012 season, and is excited about the opportunity to represent the Tilted Kilt again, as well as work with one of her favorite teams.
“I have looked up to Team Renezeder for years now, and have always tried to present myself and our program with the same level of professionalism that they always seem to radiate.” Corry says. “So, when I think about this whole program and what the Tilted Kilt is doing for me, I kind of want to pinch myself to be sure it’s real!” she laughs.
“This is what all of those long nights and hard work throughout the past few seasons has been all about,” adds Jason Weller, Corry’s husband and owner of Weller Racing. “Our business is still quads and UTVs, but I’m happy to help Corry pursue such a great opportunity to make a living doing something she loves. I know once she gets comfortable in the truck, she’s going to do great!”
With only two months left until Rounds 1 and 2 at Firebird Raceway, Weller has her work cut out for her, but she’s ready to get started.
“We don’t have any false expectations of what this class is about,” she says. “I know these drivers are very talented and I have the utmost respect for what it takes to be competitive in these trucks. This is going to be a learning year for me. The track is going to be my classroom, and I plan on soaking up as much knowledge and experience as I can – fortunately, I’ve got some great people to learn from all around me!”
While Weller has raced ATVs and UTVs for years, she is not a complete stranger to racing trucks. In 2010 she filled in for SuperLite driver Jason Ellis for two rounds, garnering a fourth and fifth place finish for her first two races ever in a truck. In 2011, Weller raced a Trophy Lite several times in the Trophy Lite Championship Series for BBQ Islands’ owner Mike West.
“The biggest change I will have to get used to is the weight of the truck,” explains Corry. “My SR1 weighs about 1400 lbs. and it’s easy to manipulate out on the track because it’s so light. The Pro 4 is around 4000 lbs., and that’s going to take some getting used to.” She adds, “Fortunately, I’ll have plenty of power to work with, so it will just be a matter of seat time for me to put it all together.”
With 15 rounds of racing in 2012, be sure to check out www.lucasoiloffroad.com for a race near you, and come out and support your favorite teams, as the off-road world prepares for a whole new season of competition!
Weller Racing would like to thank the great companies and sponsors that have made this dream a reality: The Tilted Kilt, Lucas Oil, Maxxis Tires, HJC Motorsports, Sparco USA, and our friends and family behind the scenes who have worked so hard to make this a reality.
About Weller Racing, LLC:
Weller Racing has been at the forefront of development, testing and building some of the fastest performance motors in the UTV industry since 2006. Based out of Chandler, AZ, Weller Racing provides custom UTV and ATV products for a worldwide client base, and is an established name in the world of short course off-road racing. Duners, recreational riders and racers alike have counted on Weller Racing to provide them with countless hours of fun, and repeated trips to the podium. For more information, visit their website atwww.wellerracing.com, or call 480-507-4771.
ABOUT THE TILTED KILT:
Tilted Kilt is different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and fun. Currently with 60 open units and 15 in development, the original restaurant concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. For more information, go to tiltedkilt.com