Probably the most versatile racecar driver in the world, Robby Gordon is always racing. Whether it’s stock-car racing, open-wheel, or where he got his start in off-road, Gordon is always behind the wheel of some sort of automobile, ready to take on whoever will line up against him.
This weekend, at the Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Robby Gordon will be returning to his roots in short-course off-road racing, taking part in the premier Pro 2 Unlimited class.
“Robby’s from Southern California originally, and having him – a famous off-road and NASCAR racer – out on the track will only bring more fans and more competition to an already popular and competitive series,” says Tony Vanillo of the Lucas Oil Off road Racing Series. “We’re really excited to see how he fares out there against the best of the best in modern short-course racing.”
Gordon himself looks at this as a chance to get back to his roots.
“Short-course racing is a lot of fun,” says Gordon. “They’re sprint races, so they aren’t long, and I don’t want to say there’s a lot of beating and banging because I don’t want to beat up my truck, but there is a lot of tight, wheel-to-wheel racing out there. It’s a good show.”
“Too much business, not enough fun lately,” Gordon says, “But since we weren’t in the All-Star Race [in NASCAR that weekend], and with the television package the Lucas Oil OffRoad Racing Series provides, we figured it was a good opportunity to promote our product, Speed Energy, on our truck.”
If you’re in or near Southern California, don’t miss this opportunity to see Gordon take on the rest of the top drivers in Pro 2.