Temecula, CA (December 07, 2011) - Mitchell DeJong (pronounced “De Young”) 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 finale of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS)where he will make a final charge at a back-to-back Kart Modified championship. If he is successful, it will be his 8th career title 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, as 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 event a 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 and luck can carry into Saturday's final round at Firebird Raceway.
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