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Darren Hardesty Jr 2017 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Buggy Champion

HotSauce On Top Again With Second Straight Championship Title!

October 26, 2017

Chandler, AZ Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. wrapped up his second straight Pro Buggy points championship with a win in the final round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Winning a championship puts you in a special category of …

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HotSauce Puts It In Overdrive At Glen Helen

September 22, 2017

San Bernardino, CA Defending Pro Buggy Champion Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. has found himself in a tight points battle coming into the final races of the season. Winning a points championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is …

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HotSauce Brings A Knife To Wild West Gunfight

September 1, 2017

Reno, NV Wild West Motorsports Park, the venue for rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, is known for substantial elevation changes on the track. The grandstands sit below much of the course that traverses …

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2017 LOORRS ROUND 9 & 10

2017 LOORRS ROUND 7 & 8

2017 LOORRS ROUND 5 & 6

its in the sauce!

Darren “Hot Sauce” Hardesty Jr. is a third generation racer who is making his own mark in racing. Working his way up the ladder from Dwarf cars and JR1 Kart, where he was named “Rookie of the Year,” he graduated to JR2 and then the fastest kart class in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Modified Kart. In 2015, HotSauce earned the Rookie of the Year title and the points championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Regional Series. He gave the pro level series a try and did extremely well; so well that he also ran the Pro series for the rest of the season. He became the youngest driver to win a race in the Pro series and went on the take the Rookie of the Year title; earning his second Rookie of the Year title during the same season. In 2016, he has continued to accrue wins and podiums at the professional level. During his trip to the World Championships at the Big House in Crandon, Wisconsin, he earned a victory and second place podium finish racing against the Crandon regulars. At only 16 years of age, Darren Jr. became the youngest driver to win a pro series championship when he dominated the final race of the series. He vaulted from third place in the standings to a tie for first. Having more wins than his top competitor broke the tie, earning HotSauce the title. Darren’s strong performance in 2016 attracted a huge fan following and a rising star nomination from the Off Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame. Anytime he is in the driver’s seat, it’s guaranteed he will spice things up as his nickname “Hot Sauce” suggests.

2017 Event Schedule

EVENT DATE RESULTS
LOORRS / ROUNDS 1-2
CHANDLER, ARIZONA
APRIL 22-23 2ND / 2ND
LOORRS / ROUNDS 3-4
ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA MX
MAY 20-21 3RD / 1ST
LOORRS / ROUNDS 5-6
TOOELE, UTAH
JUNE 24-25 DNF / 1ST
LOORRS / ROUNDS 7-8
WHEATLAND, MISSOURI
JULY 22-23 2ND / 1ST
LOORRS / ROUNDS 9-10
SPARKS, NEVADA
AUGUST 26 2ND / 2ND
LOORRS / ROUNDS 11-12
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA
SEPTEMBER 15-16 4TH / 1ST
OFF-ROAD EXPO
POMONA, CALIFORNIA
SEPT 30 - OCT 1 N/A
LOORRS - ROUND 13-CUP
CHANDLER, ARIZONA
OCTOBER
21-22
TBD / TBD