Event: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Rounds 8 & 9
Location: Glen Helen Raceway- San Bernardino, CA
Date: Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22, 2018
Weather: Warm and Sunny
Finish: Danny Ebberts filling in for Trevor Briska R8 qualified 10th— 9th overall
Sheldon Creed filling in for Trevor Briska R8 qualified 9th— 4th overall
Practice Thursday went well — we made some changes to the car and re-valved the shocks with the help of Wayne from All Tech Motorsports. We felt we had the car where we needed it for the weekend and we were excited about Friday and Saturday’s races.
After practice Trevor hopped on his pit bike to visit a buddy- and while riding through the pits, he caught his foot on a rock while taking a corner hyper-extending his knee. We immediately bandaged and iced it. He slept on it for the night and we realized Friday morning he would have to be seen by a doctor. Off to the ER we went for the second time in a month.
While in the ER we reached out to Pro 2 driver Danny Ebberts to run qualifying for the car and race that evening. Danny was glad to offer his help although admittedly he had little experience with Pro Buggy. Danny fought to keep the speed up in such a tight class qualifying 10th. In the main he finished 9th overall. We were all grateful for his efforts and his ability to keep Trevor in the points chase.
Earlier in the ER Trevor was diagnosed with a tibial spine avulsion - meaning the ACL pulled a small fragment of bone from the tibia when it stretched from the extension to his right knee. He was released and made it back to the track to watch Danny Ebberts run his car race at 8:30 that night.
Longtime friend Sheldon Creed happened to be in the stands that night also. Sheldon is an accomplished short course racer himself, and is the current points leader in the ARCA series. During the evening conversation, Sheldon offered to drive the car for Saturday’s race. Sheldon has won numerous races & championships and in Mod Karts, Pro Lite, and Pro 2 so we were all excited to work with Sheldon for Round 9.
On Saturday Sheldon had bit of a slow start— qualifying 9th. After that first run he felt he was getting the hang of Pro Buggy, and was looking forward to the main event. He started in the back of the pack— 5th row inside for the main then meticulously worked his way through the field to a solid 4th place finish. He gradually improved his lap times by the end - when he was running right up there with the leaders. Between Danny and Sheldon’s efforts Trevor maintains his position as 4th in points for the series championship—25 points ahead of 5th place.
Surgery is required to repair the damage to Trevor’s knee. An MRI is scheduled for next Wednesday where we will determine if a reattachment of the bone is possible; if that is the case the recovery period is just 6-8 weeks. The other possibility is that the bone fragment is not attachable which will require ACL surgery and a 6 month recovery. At the moment, Trevor is fully laid up- moving about very little with crutches.
With only one points race left for the LOORRS season and Trevor currently sitting 25 points ahead of 5th he will line up for Round 10 at Wildhorse Pass, take the start at at the green flag and pull off track. Trevor had an excellent start to the season, accumulating enough points to hold 4th even with the back-to-back illness and injury these past two races. By starting he will secure the points necessary to help retain his 4th place overall position in the season points chase. Trevor will be fully recovered in time for the 2019 season and will be making the run for the championship- now more determined than ever.
This past weekend we joined up with LOORRS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Temecula Valley Wine Country and participate in Stomp Out Cancer; a family-friendly event to raise funds for Support the Kid, helping families pay for cancer treatments, travel, lodging and meals. Event highlights included grape stomp competitions, off-road vehicles, displays and racer autographs, live music and food trucks plus, the Peltzer Pumpkin Farm was also open.
Trevor will be at Wildhorse Pass in Chandler Arizona for the final round of the LOORRS season, October 20, 2018. Please join us as we partner with JDRF to help raise monies and awareness for Diabetes research.
Air Dates and Times for Pro Buggy Footage of the Round 8 & 9:
Sat, Oct 27 1:30 PM
CBS Sports Network
Sun, Nov 4 8:00 PM
Sun, Nov 11 8:00 PM
Sun, Nov 18 8:00 PM
Sun, Dec 2 8:00 PM
Sun, Dec 9 8:00 PM
Sun Dec 16 8:00 PM
Sun Jan 6 8:00 PM
Sun Nov 25 2:00 PM
Sun, Dec 2 2:00 PM
Sun Dec 9 2:00 PM
Sun Dec 16 2:00 PM
Sun Dec 30 2:00 PM
We would like to thank the corporate partners who provide their resources and expertise to the team: JDRF, The Fab School, Mickey Thompson Tires, Lucas Oil, FOX Shocks, Funco Motorsports, Fortin Transmission, G & J Craft, Ebbco Motorsports, CBR Radiators, OMF Wheels, Eibach Springs, Action Gas & Welding Supply
For more information and photographs please visit www.trevorbriska.com. You can reach us and also follow our social media activity at
If you or somebody you know is fighting type 1 diabetes, please reach out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation www.jdrf.org 800-533-CURE firstname.lastname@example.org
About Team Briska
Trevor Briska was campaigning his first trucks at the age of 11 and by 15 he’d won the California series for Modified Kart in the prestigious Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. If there were ever an indicator of ‘up and coming’ status for off-road racing - it is that class. That is the division that has the other drivers watching. In 2017, while his classmates were out getting their learner's permits, Trevor was winning Rookie of the Year, in the highly competitive Pro Buggy class in the Lucas Off Road Series. For more information please contact Clint Briska at email@example.com