CAMERON STEELE TAKES FIRST CAREER PROLITE WIN!
RIVERSIDE, CA (AUGUST 8, 2011) – Starting from the pole position, Stronghold Motorsports Cameron Steele quickly distanced himself from the field and never looked back capturing his first career ProLite truck win in Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway.
It was an emotional victory for the 2011 ProBuggy champion who has faced adversity both on and off the track in recent months. For the affable Steele, known for his exploits on two and four wheels as he is a media personality, this season’s impressive debut in the class has been tempered by a ProLite field that at times has appeared to be fixated on whatever tactics were necessary to block his path to the podium.
Saturday’s Round 9 racing action witnessed Steele once again being denied a trophy. While maintaining the second spot on the track and contending for the lead, Steele and another driver made contact, knocking him out of contention.
After recovering with a fourth place finish the previous evening, Sunday night’s Round 10 found Steel on the front row seeking redemption. This time out, he was not to be denied as he held off his challengers to take the win.
For the popular Steele, the victory was bitter sweet as he has been deeply affected by the tragic loss of his close friend, off road and freestyle motorcycle star, Jeff “Ox” Kargola. “It’s hard not having Ox here like I’d like him to be,” said Steele, overcome with emotion. “But I race with a team that is like a family…my family. This team has been behind me with their support while giving me an opportunity to race during these challenging times. I’m super stoked to be here and have this win with these guys.”