Entering its third year of competition, the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series presented by Kartek is proud to announce the continued sponsorship of the JR1 Kart class by A.M. Ortega, Southern California’s premiere underground utility construction providers.

Designated for drivers between the ages 8 and 15, the A.M. Ortega JR1 Kart class has been one of the most popular and competitive classes at the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series. The class has not only been a source of great racing, but has also showcased the future stars of short course. Competitors such as former multi-time regional and national champions Sheldon Creed and Myles Cheek can both attribute much of their success to the skills they developed while racing the A.M Ortega JR1 Kart class.

“We started out racing quarter midgets with my grandson Sheldon (Creed), but when we attended our first short course race and he saw the kids out there going sideways and jumping he fell in love,” said A.M. Ortega’s owner Maurice Ortega. “I now have two more grandsons racing the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series. Brayton will be racing in the JR1 Kart and Bronson a will be racing the JR2 Kart. We enjoy off road racing and believe that it is a family sport. The whole family participates and it helps keeps us all together. Our support of the JR1 class is our way of giving back to the sport we love.”

“Maurice Ortega and his family embody what the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series is all about,” said Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series Marketing and Sponsorship Director Ken Johnson. “We couldn’t be happier to have such a great group of people representing and competing in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series JR1 Kart class.   A.M. Ortega’s sponsorship of the JR1 Kart class solidifies the fact that our events help bring families together in a low stress, low cost race environment while at the same time providing a safe and educational series for beginner trophy kart racers.”

To see the A.M. Ortega JR1 Kart class and the rest of the Lucas Oil Regional Offroad racers live in action be sure to check out to a race near you.
2013 Lucas Oil Southern California Regional Series presented by Kartek
Feb. 23 – Glen Helen Raceway
April 27 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
June 8 – Glen Helen Raceway
July 13 – Glen Helen Raceway
Sept. 7 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Oct.12 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Regional Series Shootout

About A.M. Ortega
A.M. Ortega Construction, Inc. has been one of Southern California’s Premiere Underground Utility construction providers for over 35 years. A.M. Ortega Construction, Inc. has successfully completed over 9,000 projects for a long and distinguished list of Industrial and Commercial Clients throughout the Western United States. Known as the “Trenchless Technology Experts,” A.M. Ortega’s up to date knowledge and techniques gives the company a competitive edge over companies three times its size. A.M. Ortega Construction provides its customers with professional courtesy, complete satisfaction, and the knowing that the work completed has been done in a safe and timely manner within budget.

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