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Rising Star — 2014 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix

July 17th2014
 By Thom Kingston on 2014-07-17T07:51:23-06:00 | Glen Helen Grand Prix

Rising Star -- 2014 Glen Helen Grand PrixSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Loren Healy seemed unstoppable at the 2014 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix, in large part because he pretty much was, but in the 2 hours that made up the main race there was one single driver who stayed on his tail the entire time. Levi Shirley, pictured here nearing the end of the short course section toward the back of the race track, gives every race his 110% best. Couple this with more 2014 Ultra4 races under his belt than any other driver (Levi is competing in all East, West, a Euro Ultra4 races), two brand new Spider 9 powered IFS & solid axle machines (yes, he has two), and the never give up attitude that makes up his Lucky Dog Racing Team… and you get a force to be reckoned with.

We’ve been working with Levi and the Shirley family since the good ole XRRA days (2009 and earlier), and still have the video to prove, even then, just how capable a driver the young Levi Shirley was and still is, http://bit.ly/1pdScFs . With plenty of seat time under his belt from both XRRA & Dirt Riot circuits, Levi officially joined the Ultra4 family this year and is now playing with the big boys… and so far so very good. Levi took top honors in Italy just a few weeks back, becoming the 1st US driver to win an Ultra4 European race. He finished last weekend just behind Loren, securing a 2nd place finish for Glen Helen which was the single largest race outside of King of the Hammers. Congrats Levi, always a pleasure watching you in your element.