Off-road racing’s brightest young star and Rigid Torture Team member Brandon Arthur is ready to race and dominate in 2014.
Construction was recently competed on his HRT Motorsports/Rigid Industries LED Lighting Trophy Truck, which had to be rebuilt after a crash last year (see below!) Brandon will be competing in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) and select BITD and SNORE Trophy Truck races throughout the year.
At just 18 years old, Brandon has already won two championships and a rookie of the year award. He won the 2012 HDRA 1400 Championship in what was originally his grandfather’s farm truck. In 2013, he ran select races in his newly built Trophy Truck, capturing a victory in its first time out. This year, Brandon will be competing in the highly-competitive Pro Lite short-course racing class.
“I am excited to get back to short course racing,” says Brandon. “I love the desert, and I will be running some events in the Trophy Truck this year. But short course is so competitive, and that’s where I want to be. I’m anxious to get back on the track.”
Brandon will have to maintain his truck during the season like other drivers, of course. However, unlike most of his competition, he will have to maintain his grades as well. Brandon will be finishing his senior year in high school during part of the season. Fortunately, he is as good of student of learning as he is of racing.
Brandon is often in the thick of things at the drop of the green flag and already has his 2014 season off to a hot start. He finished third during the time trials of the SNORE 2014 Battle at Primm and finished the two-day race in second place for the weekend. He will make return to short-course racing on March 22 – 23 at the Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, the opening round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.
Everyone at Rigid Industries, along with the Rigid Nation, would like to wish Brandon a great 2014 season of racing and continued success! Let’s hope that Brandon avoids crashes like this one when a steering component let go at over 100 miles per hour during the Midnight Special race in Lucerne Valley, CA last year:
Photos and information courtesy of BrandonArthurRacing.com.