Once synonymous with the open-wheel cars that will headline activities that weekend, former IndyCar and NASCAR star Robby Gordon is bringing the exciting world of off-road racing to street circuits such as St. Petersburg with his SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas series.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the addition of Kart and P1K (UTV) classes to its national event schedule beginning with the season opener in Primm, Nev., April 5-6, 2014.
The TORC Kart class will consist of junior karts and 450 karts while the P1K class will be reserved for 1000cc UTV’s. Each class will compete for a national championship and race the same seven-event schedule as the PRO Light, PRO 2 and PRO 4 classes over the course of the 2014 season. Entries in each class must be USAC-licensed, with a $125 entry fee for the karts and a $150 entry fee for the UTVs.
Corona, Calif. — Three-time off-road Champion, Casey Currie, is proud to announce his new partnership with 4 Wheel Parts—the nation’s largest distributor of off-road parts and accessories. 4 Wheel Parts will support not only Currie’s racing program, but his Jeep lifestyle program as well.
“I am excited to be working with 4 Wheel Parts,” says Casey. “They have been in business a long time and have worked with our family business for many years. I am really looking forward to working with Greg and the team on both racing and future projects. 4 Wheel Parts is such a great company to be involved with when it comes to aftermarket parts for all off-road vehicles.”
Santee, CA – Alumi Craft Race Cars has enjoyed great success in short course racing. The superior performance of their Pro Buggy chassis design, precise attention to detail during the fabrication process and steadfast track-side support has helped a long list of Pro Buggy drivers to attain Championships on the track. Rob MacCachren, Chuck Cheek, Cameron Steele, Mike Porter, CJ Greaves, Mitchell DeJong and Luke Johnson have all racked up countless race wins and worn the championship crown behind the wheel of an Alumi Craft.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NBC Sports Network will broadcast eight SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas races in 2014. Time slots for the eight hours of programming were selected and focused on the powerful millennial-generation demographic with all races airing in primetime on the west coast of the United States due to the immense popularity of off-road racing in the Central and Pacific time zones.
Additionally, ESPN will showcase the trucks live during X Games Austin on June 8.
STOW, OH – Following another incredible season in 2013, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has returned to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) as a 2014 series sponsor. Through this program, Mickey Thompson will provide the legendary Baja Pro racing tires and trackside support to racers, and will continue to work collaboratively with teams in the Pro 2, Pro 4, Pro Lite and Pro Buggy classes.
This year’s LOORRS Team M/T includes Brian Deegan, Myan Spaccarelli, Mike Porter and Jacob Person in Pro 2, Eric Barron in Pro 4, Brian Deegan and Trenton Briley in Pro Lite, and Dave Mason Jr. in Pro Buggy.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced a partnership with YouTubes largest automotive channel, Motor Trend, for live broadcasts of the entire 2014 TORC series. The channel has a subscriber base of over 2 million, has garnered some 560 million views in total and was recently scored as the leading automotive-related channel by OpenSlate, generating over 20 million visits per month by users with an interest in racing and car culture. It is also the largest producer of daily, original automotive content.
“We are delighted to bring the best in short-course, off-road racing to our viewership,” said Angus MacKenzie, Chief Content Officer for Source Interlink Media, publisher of Motor Trend. “Were taking a very serious, best-in-class approach to distribute the most exciting content, and the addition of TORC reinforces that commitment. Their vision for off-road racing, mixed with an innovative digital and social media strategy is a perfect match for where were headed with the channel.”
Known for its involvement in off-road racing for more than 40 years, BILSTEIN will once again have a presence at all Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events. New in 2014 will be BILSTEIN’s commitment to the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart. Ten modified events during the season will include a BILSTEIN Trophy Dash. This year’s May 17 event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the Lucas Oil Products ’75′ presented by BILSTEIN.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that Magnaflow, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance exhaust products, will be an Official Series Partner for the 2014 TORC season.
Magnaflow products range from direct-fit converters and cat-back systems to universal mufflers and custom builders kits designed to deliver superior quality, power and sound. Top drivers and car builders have come to rely on the companys products. That roster includes automotive designers and racing legends like Mario Andretti, Chip Foose, Marco Andretti, “Grave Digger’s” Dennis Anderson, Casey Currie, Johnny and CJ Greaves, Vaughn Gittin Jr and Jeremy McGrath.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that VP Racing Fuels will be its Official Fuel for the 2014 season. All TORC competitors will be powered by the company’s high-performance racing fuels beginning with the April 5-6 “Duel in the Desert” race in Primm, Nev.