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JM2 Motorsports Take the Top Awards at Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Season Closer

Brock Heger taking his final turn in his AIRAID-sponsored UTV before winning the championship

Brock Heger taking his final turn in his AIRAID-sponsored UTV before winning the championship

What an exceptional year it was for the JM2 Team in 2017 finishing with the AIRAID-sponsored team at the top. Jeremy McGrath and Brock Heger were on fire this year by being fast, consistent, and sometimes lucky. Throughout the 2017 season of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the two were consistently on the podium in all three classes.

AIRAID-sponsored Brock Heger celebrating his championship with his entire team

AIRAID-sponsored Brock Heger celebrating his championship with his entire team

Brock had an amazing year racing his Yamaha YXZ in the Production UTV class and in his Prolite. Between the two classes, he finished with the same number of podium finishes in each with six wins, two second places, and two third place finishes. The difference between the two was in his Yamaha, Brock only had three races that he was not on the podium and he had a fourth, fifth, and a sixth place finish in those races. With this consistency, Brock was able to win the championship in his Yamaha.

Brock Heger driving his Pro Lite to a second place finish in the championship points

Brock Heger driving his Pro Lite to a second place finish in the championship points

In Brock’s Prolite, it was a complete opposite to his Yamaha in his non-podium finishes. Two of the three races Brock would end up breaking the truck and was not able to finish those races. But even with the two low finishes, Brock would still be battling for the championship in his truck all the way to the end. In the end, he would finish in second place in points and only fourteen points behind the leader, enough to finish the season being the driver with the most wins.

Jeremy McGrath battled all year to be able to put the Number 1 plate on his truck

Jeremy McGrath battled all year to be able to put the Number 1 plate on his truck

Jeremy would battle just as hard in his Pro2, competing against some of the best drivers in the premiere short course class. Jeremy was fast and consistent all season long, with all top five finishes and finishing every lap all season long. Jeremy had a stretch of three consecutive weekends where he finished with a win and a third, giving him six straight podiums. He also was on the podium two other times with a win and a third, giving him a total of four wins and four thirds. With this consistency, Jeremy would win his first off-road championship with the 2017 Pro2 Championship. Jeremy said, "I have been working for almost ten years in short course to get here. This Lucas Oil Series and its competitors are like family and it means a great deal to me. I couldn’t do it without the support of my family, my dedicated hard-working crew, and sponsors that believe in me."

AIRAID-sponsored Jeremy McGrath celebrating his championship with his family and friends

AIRAID-sponsored Jeremy McGrath celebrating his championship with his family and friends

The awards seemed to be endless at the awards banquet for the JM2 Team. With Brock and Jeremy both taking home their championship trophies and Brock’s second-place trophy, the team would be surprised with several other awards that would be announced at the banquet. The first one that was given to the team went to Jeremy which was the Rick Huseman Award for most innovative driver. With one of the top awards going to Jeremy, Brock was just as surprised when he was announced as the Driver of the Year, which is voted on by fellow racers. Brock said, “I am completely blown away to receive this award and owe everything to my mom and dad for getting me here. I have been racing my whole life and love every second of it. Thank you to the JM2 crew and my sponsors for the continued support.” You would think after those two awards there wasn’t much more left, but the team was surprised once again. The JM2 Team would be announced as the Lucas Oil Off Road Team of the Year. Team owner Jeremy McGrath said, “It’s really an unbelievable feeling right now! Off-road racing is a ton of work and long hours, but every member of the team does their job and truly loves racing and being at the track. Thank you very much for an awesome season Lucas Oil.”

One of many awards that Jeremy McGrath received from the 2017 Lucas Oil Off Road season

One of many awards that Jeremy McGrath received from the 2017 Lucas Oil Off Road season

The 2017 season became an epic year for Jeremy McGrath, Brock Heger, and the JM2 Team with championships and almost all the top awards from the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing banquet. The 2017 season is going to be almost impossible to replicate, and there are not many more awards that can be received by a driver. Brock also was a nominee for the Impact Award in desert racing for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame. So watch out for this team to be on top in 2018 and try to continue the amazing run they are on.


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