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Darren Hardesty Jr 2017 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Buggy Champion
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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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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July 5, 2017

After his championship winning season in 2016, and 4 straight podiums to start 2017, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. has become accustomed to running up front. He knows what it takes to put together a winning effort;

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May 1, 2017

Darren “Hot Sauce” Hardesty Jr. showed the consistency that won him the Pro Buggy Championship in 2016 with back to back podium finishes during rounds 1 and 2 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Darren Hardesty Jr Wins 2016 LOORRS Pro Buggy Championship
October 26, 2016

Tears of joy were flowing after Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. clinched the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Buggy championship at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ.

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September 8, 2016

With no goals other than a great time and a desire to win, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. gave the Super Buggy field at the Keys to the Big House race in Crandon, Wisconsin a case of heartburn. He came halfway across the country and beat them at their own game.

Darren Hardesty Jr Wins
July 28, 2016

Every driver will tell you, they want to be out front at the end of the race. Running the entire race in the lead is not always as desired. Instead of being the one putting pressure on those ahead, the entire pack has you in their sites. During round 9 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.

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May 25, 2016

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was not afraid to mix it up in rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, (LOORRS), at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, UT. The technical design of the track and unique topsoil in Tooele gives some drivers fits, but is one of Darren’s favorite venues and the spot where he picked up his first pro series win.

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March 25, 2016

2015 Rookie of the Year, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was instantly up to speed at the first round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. is team had made substantial changes to his cockpit layout in the off season

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October 30, 2015

Lake Elsinore, CA Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. achieved gargantuan success in 2015. His performance was so impressive in the first few races of the regional series, it earned him the green light to run with the pros. Running both series …

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September 24, 2015

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. wrapped up the Rookie of the Year title at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’, Fight Under the Lights race in Las Vegas, Nevada. A pair of top ten finishes put HotSauce over the top in his pursuit of the honor.

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August 4, 2015

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. loves HotSauce; that’s how he got his nickname. Judging by the crowds at his pit and the number of posters and stickers handed out at the Lucas Oil Off Road, Rockstar Energy, Battle South Of The Border at the Baja International Short Course track in Estero Beach, the fans in Baja love HotSauce too.

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July 1, 2015

San Bernardino, CA Only a week after picking up his first win in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Pro level, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was right back in the dirt; racing in the Lucas Oil Regional …

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June 4, 2015

There are no sick days in racing. You either show up with your best or get left behind. When Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. lined up for round 5 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, he was not at 100%. Not one to give in to adversity, he kept it from the crew and went out and did his job as a driver.

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March 27, 2015

After impressive results racing his Competitive Metals, Bilstein, ORW, Mickey Thompson Tires, ReplayXD, SPY, Lucas Oil, Bink Designs, Alumi Craft Pro Buggy in the Lucas Oil Regional Series in 2015, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was given the green light to compete with the pros in the Lucas Oil National series.

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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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July 31, 2017

Wheatland, Missouri Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was very fast from the moment he unloaded at the brand new offroad track constructed at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series would take place on …

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May 23, 2017

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. loves Mexico as much as he loves the delicious condiment made from chili peppers. His nickname has made him quite popular with the Mexican fans, and at rounds 2 and 3 of the Lucas Oil Off Road

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February 23, 2017

Darren Hardesty Jr. is an offroad racer competing against mostly circle track, drag racing, and road course drivers for the top prize, a $50,000 sponsorship from Champion Auto Parts

Darren Hardesty Jr Victory In Lake Elsinore
September 27, 2016

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was in perfect form when he unloaded for rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Ca. He was fastest in practice session 2 on Thursday

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August 16, 2016

After a strong showing at Glen Helen Raceway, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was right back on top at Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. As the season comes down to the last rounds of racing, HotSauce has continued to put points in the bank towards a championship with solid performances on the track.

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June 21, 2016

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr got his nickname because he loves hot sauce, and he brings the heat wherever he goes. He was anxious to get to rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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April 30, 2016

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. has inspired many fans with his performance on the track in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Racing in the ultra-competitive Pro Buggy class, race wins and podiums are hard earned. In rounds 3 and 4 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA.

Darren Hardesty Jr Bilstein Pro Buggy
March 24, 2016

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. has an all new look to his Alumi Craft Pro Buggy this year as Bilstein Shock Absorbers stepped up as the title sponsor with striking yellow and teal graphics. Returning sponsors include

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October 13, 2015

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. had all but sewn up the Pro Buggy Championship in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series when he lined up for the final round of racing at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park

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August 28, 2015

Reno, NV Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. put in another solid weekend of racing at rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada. The weekend got off to a …

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July 22, 2015

After taking his first pro class win in round 7 and a second place podium in round 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele, Utah, Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. was anxious to get back on the track. The series returned to Southern California for two more rounds of racing at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

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June 24, 2015

Tooele, UT Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. brought the heat to rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele, Utah. HotSauce, a third generation racer, has been chipping away at the lead pack in his …

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April 30, 2015

Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. made the jump from Modified Karts to the Pro Buggy class in 2015. His plan for the season was to run Lucas Oil Regional events and a few national series races to get a good feel for the car before going fulltime in the national series in 2016.

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March 10, 2015

The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series track in Lake Elsinore, California is known for its huge jumps that launch competitors to incredible heights. Darren Hardesty JR. used those jumps to launch his way to the top spot in both rounds 2 and 3 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series.