Rialto, California – The dawn of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rises on the Phoenix, Arizona desert this weekend as Chad George spearheads his FUNCO Team into the season opener at Firebird Raceway.

Chad will seek the SuperLite championship in his new #42 Kawasaki Motor Corp. race truck and he will defend his UTV Modified title in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx.  2010 was a strong SuperLite season with a solid second place finish, but Chad stands to top the podium for 2011.

Chad commented on this weekends launch, “I’m going crazy, the off-season has been way too long! I’m ready to take my Kawasaki SuperLite truck to the front, I want that championship! With Kawasaki Motor Corp. and Yokohama tires backing our SuperLite race truck, plus Monster Energy Kawasaki backing the Teryx UTV’s, I have my best opportunity to win dual 2011 LOORRS championships.”

Yokohama in a recent statement – “Yokohama is very excited to continue our partnership with  Funco Motorsports and supporting Chad George in the SuperLite class. Chad is a proven driver that has what it takes to put Yokohama on the podium. There is no doubt that Chad and the entire Funco family will be on the hunt for a SuperLite championship this year and Yokohama will be there every step of the way.”

After a successuful 2010 campaign, Bull Outdoor Products has also increased their support to Chad’s SuperLite program. Bull Outdoor manufactures BBQ Islands, BBQ Grills, Bar Islands, Fireplaces, and Fire Pits. Throwing trackside pit parties just got easier for Funco, and more race fans are enjoying www.BullBBQ.com in their own homes!

Supporting the complete Funco Motorsports racing effort, Taylor George and Garrett George will compete in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway, California. Taylor will battle as one of he fiercest females in the dirt with her Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx, meanwhile Garrett George will boast his Funco Pro-Buggy skills against a highly competitive class.

Watch Chad George and the Kawasaki Motor Corp./Funco Motorsports team attack the track all season long. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is televised on SPEED, CBS Sports, Versus and MavTV, visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com for details. You can also find Chad this weekend on SuperLite Live on Justin.tv at http://www.justin.tv/liveondirt

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