Ryan Hagy Scores First Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Win
LAS VEGAS, NV – September 24, 2012 – Ryan Hagy charges the podium and takes home his first win in the #27 SuperLite at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) round 14 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. Hagy traditionally known as a Freestyle MX rider is proving that the Ox brand truck has a winning spirit and a vivacious focus for staying on the podium this season.
“Finally got the monkey off my back,” said Ryan Hagy. “This win is for Ox! I have been very focused on getting a win in my rookie season and I guess Vegas is my lucky track. With one more race in the season, there is still more to come. ”
Hagy is currently in 3rd place in points and is in contention for the championship race. Hagy started the season off right with a solid performance during the LOORRS season opener with a 3rd place podium and back it up at Firestone in Arizona with a 2nd place finish during round 5 and a 3rd place in round 6. During his desert racing debut this season at the BITD Mint 400 he took home a strong 2nd place finish in the 7200 class. Firebird Raceway in Chandler, AZ is up next and Hagy is focused on another win to finish the season out right!
The “Ox” brand SuperLite is a race team that has been started to honor the memory of Off-Road/Freestyle MX/Baja MX racer Jeff “Ox” Kargola. Kargola was establishing a promising racing career in the LOORRS series until his tragic accident in Baja April 29, 2011. In the spirit of Kargola’s passion for racing, the “Ox” brand truck will race in his memory with close friend Ryan Hagy in the driver’s seat. The “Ox” truck will be a sister truck to Kargola’s SuperLite race truck. The design of the truck is inspired by Kargola’s new 2011 design.
Ryan Hagy known for his style in Freestyle MX and director of Metal Mulisha clothing has proven this year he has a solid career as an off-road racer. Hagy’s off-road sponsors include Ox Brand, General Tire, Metal Mulisha, Valli Motorsports, 4 Wheel Parts, Impact Helmets, Osiris and Method Wheels. Ox Brand will be title for the 2012 season. If you interested in supporting the Jeff “Ox” Kargola Memorial fund, t-shirts are being sold at with all proceeds going to help support the San Felipe Hospital in Mexico.
About Ryan Hagy: Ryan Hagy, driver of record for the Ox brand #27 SuperLite. Hagy began his off-road racing career in 2011. His 2012 accomplishments include: LOORRS round 1 season opener 3rd Place, 2nd Place round 5, 3rd place round 6th and 2nd Place in BITD Mint 400 race class 7200. Traditionally known as a Freestyle MX rider for Metal Mulisha, Hagy began riding at age 11 and turned pro at the age of 17. Hagy’s FMX sponsors include Metal Mulisha, Rockstar Energy, Osiris Shoes, and AlpineStars. Not only is he living life on the edge with his career of choice but he has taken his passion for his sport to a more corporate level and is the director of Metal Mulisha clothing brand.
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About Ox Brand RaceTeam: Jeff “Ox” Kargola touched so many people’s lives with his vivacious smile and inspirational attitude towards life. His mission on this earth was not complete and his supporters are committed to keep his “Ox” brand as a symbol of living life to the fullest and continuing to inspire in his memory. ”Ox” is not just a logo, it’s a symbol of no regrets, passion, and taking advantage of what life has to offer.