Tooele • Rob MacCachren thought a quick start Sunday in the Pro 2 Class of the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series would be important.
He was right.
MacCachren, a veteran driver from Las Vegas, went wire-to-wire and won the Pro 2s by 4.8 seconds at Miller Motorsports Park.
"You have to take advantage of starting on the front row, and I think we did that," said MacCachren. "... We got clear of everybody and ran some good, clean laps."
Starting just outside pole-sitter Rodrigo Ampudia of Ensenada, Mexico, MacCachren grabbed the lead coming out of the first turn.
From there, he cruised to victory over Brian Deegan of Temecula, Calif., and Carl Renezeder of Laguna Beach, Calif., on a blistering hot and windy afternoon.
In search of his fourth win of the weekend, Deegan began on the outside of the third row.
"Starting sixth in Pro 2, it's tough to win," he said. "... I tried to run [MacCachren] down, but the truck was overheating a little bit and I couldn't do it."
Renezeder survived an apparent disqualification to finish third.
He started next to Deegan on the third row, just behind Jeff Geiser of Phoenix and Marty Hart of Columbia, La.
On the opening lap, Renezeder appeared to bump Geiser and Hart out of the way.
As he crossed the finish line for the first time, Renezeder was black-flagged for the incident.
He kept racing, however, and was allowed to keep going when officials did a quick review of the bumping.
"We were hooked together," Renezeder said. "I was on my brake. It was just a bad situation. I'm sorry it happened."
An hour earlier, Deegan won the Pro Lite Class over Justin Smith of San Clemente, Calif.
On Saturday, Deegan won both the Pro 2s and the Pro Lites, meaning he went 3-for-4 over the weekend.
Smith led most of the way, but a caution flag on the 13th lap wiped out most of an impressive lead.
Two laps later, Deegan passed Smith and drove to a two truck-length victory.
"[Smith] was out there ripping it," Deegan said. "He was so hard to catch. But the yellow came out, and I knew I had to make my my move."
In other classes, Eric Barron of Barona, Calif., prevailed in the Pro 4s and Doug Fortin of Alpine, Calif., took the Pro Buggy.
Winning at MMP
• Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas wins the Pro 2 Class during the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park.
• Brian Deegan of Temecula, Calif., captures the Pro Lite Class, giving him three victories in four races this weekend.
• Doug Fortin of Alpine, Calif., claims victories in the Pro Buggy Class on Saturday and Sunday.