That's the man behind the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. What's Tony Vanillo up to? Well, we were wondering the very same thing. And we were shocked, honored and sincerely grateful to hear the latest addition to the LOORRS hardware stockpile and the thoughtfulness behind it. Tony commissioned a highly sophisticated podium to be built. Equipped with a wheel chair friendly ramp and hydraulic lifts for each of the three positions, LOORRS custom-built this one-of-a-kind podium with SoCal SuperTrucks SuperLite driver Ricky James in mind, who is no stranger to victory.
As you may know, James, who was an up and coming motocross star, was paralyzed in an MX accident. Not one to give up and with tremendous support from family, friends and sponsors, his ambitions drove him to jump into the seat of a SuperLite truck, which was outfitted with a custom-built throttle setup by a SuperLite team of fabricators. And after some time behind the wheel, he earned his way to the SuperLite podium and now also performs double duty in a NASCAR rig.