Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Renezeder Team Up for 2006 Desert Offroad Racing Season

Baja Racing News

LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- After what feels like the shortest off-season ever, Team Renezeder is back at it this weekend for the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, looking for the first win of the season in the SCORE Trophy Truck division. A record truck count of 32 assures fans that it will be a toughly contested round of racing. The competition begins Thursday with the highly popular $26,000 Laughlin Leap Challenge where competitors will hit the infield jump full-throttle, hoping to fly over 130 feet. Friday includes the only available time for course reconnaissance and competition on the 8-mile loop begins Saturday. A random drawing order placed Carl Renezeder in the number 17 starting position and Saturday’s finishing order will determine Sunday’s start. Last year was the inaugural season for Team Renezeder’s Trophy Truck with some success and tons of education. At the 2005 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, a problem with the fuel mapping system caused and early end to Saturday’s contest for Carl, but he came back with a strong second place finish on Sunday.All the familiar faces return as the crew for 2006: Mike Seat, navigator, lead fabricator and mechanicLarry Hawkins, lead mechanicBrett Repella, mechanicMike Karaba, mechanicTommy Orduno, mechanicMark Rodriguez, fabricatorShawn Walters, crew memberTravis Hawkins, crew memberWith hopes of motor problems that Carl appropriately coined “the plague” at the SCORE Baja 1000 behind him, he’s coming out swinging in 2006, looking for the team’s first desert victory.The entire season is airing on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), produced by Aura 360. This race will air Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30pm EST, and re-air Tuesday, February 7the at 3:00pm EST. Check your local listings for confirmation of time and date.Truck Specs (Chevy Silverado):Weight: 6000 lbs Tires: 35” x 12.50” x 17” BFGoodrichEngine: Chevrolet – 750+hp Transmission: Turbo 400Suspension Travel: UnlimitedLucas Oil lubricants, K&N filters, MSD ignition, Auto Meter gauges, King shocks, MasterCraft seats and harnesses, Borla exhaust, Embee metal finishing, XRP plumbing, RaceProven alternators, Speed-O-Motive machining, American Axle & Manufacturing differentials and Sparco safety apparel Quick Stats on Carl:Birth date: April 16, 1964Residence: Laguna Beach, CAFamily: Wife: Kelley; 3 ChildrenEducation: UCLA graduate, 1987; All-American Water Polo playerHobbies: Swimming, cycling, triathlon, motocross, skiing, snowboarding, surfing34 Career CORR Wins2005: CORR Pro-2 Champion; 9 CORR wins, including the Nissan Nationals in Pro-4;2nd in CORR Pro-4 points2004: 8 CORR wins; Governor’s Cup Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-4 points; 3rd inCORR Pro-2 points2003: CORR Pro-4 Champion; Borg Warner World Champion; 2nd in CORR Pro-2points2002: 3rd in CORR Pro-4 points; 5th in CORR Pro-2 points2001: 3rd in CORR Pro-2 points; 2 wins; 10 top-three finishes1994-2000: Multiple top-three finishes in CORR; Won SCORE Baja 1000 (1994); 2 top-three finishes in SCORE Baja 500