Mitchell DeJong Clinches 7th Championship
Seeks 8th Championship at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Finale in Phoenix
12.08.11 Mitchell DeJong cleaned house during the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Arizona Regional Series (ASCC) by clinching his 7th career championship in only 5 years. With 4 wins and 2 second place finishes, Mitchell showed the world that the #1 plate belongs on the TRAXXAS/Red Bull DeJong SuperKart.
Mitchell commented on the season, "I had a BLAST racing the ASCC series. The organization, fans and racers were all genuine and kept it fun!"
Mitchell will now head to Phoenix, Arizona this weekend for the season finally of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) where he will make a final charge at a back-to-back Kart Modified championship. It would be his 8th career season triumph at only age 14.
With 14 rounds in the history books, Mitchell has accumulated the most Kart Modified wins (6) and most podiums (11) this season, so one would think he should have the LOORRS championship in the bag, right? Unfortunately not, luck does play into racing, and being in the right place at the right time can mean everything for another TRAXXAS/Red Bull championship season.
Mitchell found himself in 3 tough finishing positions this year, just enough agony to make this weekend's Round 15 the critical "make or break" race. Mitchell has been trading leader points position all year with a fellow DeJong SuperKart racer, but after winning Round 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mitchell hopes the momentum & luck can carry into Saturday's final round at Firebird Raceway.
For the latest on Mitchell's "Chase to 8", follow his facebook page.
Mitchell will be racing off-road short course and pavement racing during the 2012 season, branding and partnership opportunities exist.
Special thanks to: TRAXXAS, Red Bull, DeJong Off-Road, Fox Racing Shox, DWT, Method Race Wheels, Osiris, Simpson Racing, Ultra Custom Boats, Schampa, Eliminator Motorsports, Streight Edge, Duncan Racng, Zip-Tie Productions, Fast-Aid, and PayDirt Media.
Say "Hi" to Mitchell on Facebook, Twitter or check out his website at www.MitchellDeJong.com