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The Week That Was: Impressive Performances in Glen Helen, Pomona, and More

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (1); Chris Tedesco/Red Bull Content Pool (2)

Whether you were in Southern California for Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series action at Glen Helen Raceway or Red Bull Straight Rhythm, or taking in the Americas Rallycross season finale at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, this weekend was one of some of the biggest faces in their respective sports. Here’s a look at some of the legendary names that came home with hardware from their respective races:

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: Jeremy McGrath

We haven’t seen much of McGrath this year, but the handful of times he’s hit the track, he’s been dangerous. Such was the case at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend. On Saturday, McGrath made his first LOORRS start of the season, and it ended with him on top of the Pro 2 podium ahead of Brandon Arthur and RJ Anderson. The next day, he held off Cory Winner to make it two for two on the weekend.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm: Ken Roczen

Straight Rhythm’s shift to two-strokes only last year revitalized the event, and it was no surprise that some of Supercross’ biggest names came out to play at Pomona Fairplex. Riding a former Jeremy McGrath bike complete with “1-800-ROCZEN” branding on his firesuit, Roczen stared down top qualifier Brandon Hartranft in the finals to sweep the best-of-three matchup and take the 250cc victory.

ARX: Tanner Foust

Believe it or not, Foust’s 2019 ARX title is his first rallycross championship in seven years. The Andretti Rallycross driver may have missed his first final of the season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but he had already locked up his first championship in the Volkswagen Beetle in the qualifying stages of its final event. Foust endured four straight titles by ex-teammate Scott Speed before taking this year’s crown.

ARX2: Fraser McConnell

With apologies to Foust, McConnell’s ARX2 championship may have been the bigger statement victory this weekend at Mid-Ohio. The Jamaican driver also locked up DirtFish Motorsports’ second straight title early, but he also punctuated the season with his fifth win of 2019 in the finale. As a reward, McConnell will spend today testing Loenbro Motorsports’ Ford Fiesta Supercar normally driven by Steve Arpin.

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