Carlson Double Podiums at Sport’s Biggest Race of the Year

Another Multiple Podium Effort Earns Carlson Third Place Championship Finish in PRO 2 and PRO 4; Birth of His First Child Punctuates End-of-Season Weekend

ELK RIVER, Minn. September 5, 2018 – A second-place and third-place finish in the sport’s premiere class at the 49th Annual World Championship Off-Road races in Crandon, Wisconsin, once again gave Andrew Carlson a multiple podium weekend in the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League. The pair of top finishes in the PRO 2 ranks gave Carlson enough points to secure third-place in the year end championship standings; he earned the same year-end standing in PRO 4, despite having his weekend cut-short due to mechanical issues.

The end-of-season, east versus west showdown in Crandon, brings added intensity and competition as several top west coast drivers such as Brian Deegan, RJ Anderson, Kyle Leduc and Bryce Menzies from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series are added to the mix.

The heightened competition however didn’t slow Carlson, earning the double podium in PRO 2 and coming oh-so-close to nabbing the win in the AMSOIL Cup Challenge where the very best of PRO 2 and PRO 4 racers battle for ultimate off-road supremacy. Holding down second, Carlson was charging on the leader only to be taken out by another competitor.

While the year-end results fell short of Carlson’s goal of a PRO 2 championship, he and the entire Carlson family were blessed with an even bigger win just shortly after the Crandon dust settled. Early Monday morning, Andrew’s wife Courtney gave birth to their first child, Dallas Andrew Carlson.

“Racing is a passion, but nothing can compare to the feeling of bringing a new life into this world,” said Andrew. “Our hearts are full…we love this little man so much.”

While the entire family and team will take time to celebrate the birth of the next generation Carlson Moto racer, they’ll also regroup, relax and then begin preparation for next season.

“I know we have all the pieces in place to win it all,” said Andrew. “We have the right personnel, the right equipment, the best sponsors and the right chemistry to make it happen. Obviously, I’m going to take some time to enjoy being a new dad, but there’s also a part of me that can’t wait to get back behind the wheel. Next spring can’t come soon enough.”

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Carlson Heats Up Bark River with Another Three Podium Weekend

Second Place in PRO 2 Highlights a Repeat Triple Podium Effort for Carlson Motorsports During a Hot and Steamy 43rd Annual Bark River Off-Road Rumble
ELK RIVER, Minn. August 15, 2018 – Andrew Carlson brought the heat and Mother Nature did the same as he drove to another podium trifecta in Bark River, Michigan. Despite sweltering humidity bathing the iconic 1.5-mile Bark River International Raceway short course, Andrew straightened out the technical and twisting track, earning a second-place finish in the highly-competitive PRO 2 ranks and back-to-back third place results in the top-dog PRO 4 ranks.
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Triple Podium Weekend is Punctuated by Carlson Passing Clinic

Oppressive Heat Doesn’t Slow Down Carlson Motorsports as Andrew Collects Three Podiums in Front of Record Hometown Crowd at ERX Motor Park

ELK RIVER, Minn. July 17, 2018 Carlson gave hometown fans plenty of reason to cheer with a triple podium weekend at ERX Off-Road National presented by Polaris in Elk River, Minnesota July 13 and 14. The hot and steamy weather didn’t deter fans from coming out in droves, and Carlson gave them a show, especially during Saturday’s PRO 2 final, where he overcame two flat tires and put on an absolute passing clinic.

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Carlson Proves His Mettle Against West Coast Series’ Best

Rule Difference Puts Carlson Down 200-Horsepower but Still Manages Mid-Pack Battles Against the Best PRO 2 Drivers in the Lucas Oil West Coast Series
ELK RIVER, Minn. June 28, 2018 Andrew Carlson enjoyed mid-pack battles as he made his debut in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORS) West Coast League at the world-class Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri this past weekend. Racing with the distinct disadvantage of having 200-horsepower less than his PRO 2 competitors, Carlson relished in the opportunity to race against some of the very best off-road racers in the world, not to mention his idols.

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Carlson Earns Double Podium in Pro 4 Debut

Third place finish in rain hampered PRO 4 final; top PRO 2 podium finish in Brush Run showdown has Carlson Motorsports running in high gear to start season.
ELK RIVER, Minn. May 19, 2018 – Andrew Carlson started the 2018 season right where he left his 2017 campaign, on the podium. Making his PRO 4 truck debut during the inaugural Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League (LOMSCL) series in Crandon, Wisconsin, Carlson captured a pair of podium finishes, including PRO 2 dominance in the 25th Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup Race.

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Atturo Expands Partnership with Carlson Moto

Atturo Tire has expanded its partnership with Carlson Moto and professional short-course off-road driver Andrew Carlson for the 2018 season.

Carlson and his team will compete in a new off-road racing platform sponsored by Lucas Oil this season. In 2017, while driving on Atturo Trail Blade M/T tires, Andrew Carlson won three PRO 2 races and one PRO Light race for The Off-Road Championship (TORC) Series, which announced on March 23 that it has canceled its 2018 season. To fill that void, Lucas Oil announced a partnership with three off-road tracks to form a new short-course racing platform, in which Carlson will compete.

The 2018 Lucas Oil Midwest Series will begin with the 25th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run, from June 15-17 at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin.

“We’re proud to continue our racing success with Carlson Moto and Andrew,” says Michael Mathis, Atturo president, said the company is excited to partner with Carlson Moto and Carlson saying that Carlson’s 2017 season shows that when they go to their local independent Atturo tire dealer to get a Trail Blade M/T, “they’re getting a stylish, aggressive tire that’s not only designed well, but also race-proven.”

Carlson attested to how Atturo tires are built to withhold intense, off-road demands.

“Having the right tire – a durable tire like the Atturo Trail Blade M/T – can really make or break your race weekend or your entire season,” Carlson said. “The tire is the only contact we have between the truck and track, and we’re racing on all kinds of surfaces -– clay, sand, black dirt, just about anything… We’re excited to grow with Atturo this coming season as we chase the new Lucas Oil series championship.”

The 2018 Lucas Oil Midwest Series schedule is as follows:

June 15-17: 25th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run, at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, Crandon, Wisconsin

July 13-14: 3rd Annual at ERX Motor Park, Elk River, Minnesota

Aug. 10-12: 43rd Annual at Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, Michigan

Aug. 31 to Sept. 1: 49th World Championship Off-Road Races, Crandon, Wisconsin

Sept. 2-3: 3rd Annual Crandon World Cup/ AMSOIL Cup, Crandon, Wisconsin