Later that same day, LeDuc competed in the prestigious Lucas Oil® Challenge Cup race which pitted Pro 2 and Pro 4 class trucks against one-another. LeDuc started the race near the back of the field and muscled his way to the front to win the 2019 Lucas Oil® Challenge Cup! This represents LeDuc’s fifth Lucas Oil® Challenge Cup victory, winning in 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017 and now in 2019. His #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires / WD-40 Ford truck relied on Toyo® Open Country® race tires to capture both his sixth overall championship and fifth Lucas Oil® Challenge Cup victory.
“The Cup race victory was the icing on the cake for this huge weekend for us,” said LeDuc. “We had to fight past 20 trucks to get to the top level and capture the legendary Lucas Oil Cup race. I am the only one on that track that has Toyo tires and that is why we are always a threat to win.”
LeDuc’s two victories on Saturday represent a total of 99 career wins overall. Ninety-three of those have been on Toyo tires.
“Kyle LeDuc is one of the most prolific drivers in the history of short course off-road racing and we are proud to be a part of his championship-winning team,” said Stan Chen, senior manager of events and sponsorships, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Our Open Country competition tires give him the traction, durability and overall performance he needs to get to the top of the podium race after race; season after season.”
LeDuc is one of the winningest drivers ever in short course off-road racing. In addition to his string of championships and Cup wins in the Lucas Oil® Off-Road Racing Series, he also won both the TORC World Championship and the AMSOIL® Cup at Crandon in 2014 as well as the Borg Warner® Cup at the Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races in 2009.
The nine-race Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series airs on CBS, CBS Sports Network and MAV TV. Log on to www.lucasoiloffroad.com for race highlights and for schedules of television coverage.
To learn more about Team Toyo and the full line of Toyo Open Country tires tailored to your lifestyle, go to www.toyotires.com/open-country-tires.