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.
Los Angeles, CA – February 26, 2014 – Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, a global manufacturer with a primary focus in the replacement tire industry, has announced their renewed partnership with TORC PRO-2 driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. for the 2014 TORC: The Off-Road Championship season.
“Cooper Tire is proud to be sponsoring Arie Luyendyk Jr’s PRO-2 truck in the 2014 TORC Series,” stated Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “Arie Jr. has proven to be a quick learner in all aspects of motorsports, and we envision him to be a front runner in the 2014 PRO-2 TORC class. Cooper Tire will be posting live updates from our Twitter handle @TeamCooperTire throughout the 2014 season.”
Poway, Calif. (February 26, 2014) – BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with three-time off-road champion, Casey Currie, and his Monster Energy Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series team. Currie has experienced continued success across all motorsports he’s been involved with from a young age, including short course off-road, motocross, supermoto, desert racing and King of the Hammers.
Brandon Arthur is assembling a formidable team to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2014. The final stages of construction on his HRT Motorsports / Pro Traffic Services / Competitive Metals / Rigid Industries LED Lighting Prolite truck is only days away. Some would argue the Prolite class is the most competitive on the track. It’s stacked with talent; some from the same ranks where Brandon cut his teeth at age 11. Brandon began his racing career in a Trophy Kart winning a Rookie of the Year award and a Championship title.
Weddle Industries is proud to support off-road racing in 2014. We are excited to offer contingency support to racers for the following series: SCORE Off-Road Racing, Best in the Desert Off-Road Racing, MORE Desert Racing, SNORE Desert Racing, Extreme Desert Racing, Baja Racing of Texas (BRT), VORRA Off-Road Racing, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing and Traxxas TORC Series supported by MORR.
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our contingency program. As the exclusive distributor of the Albins ST6-i Trophy Truck transmission, we have added several truck classes to our program including Trick/Trophy Trucks, Class 7200, and Pro2. Additonally, due to overwhelming demand, we have opened up our program to Class 11 racers in the SCORE, MORE, and SNORE series.
Irvine, Calif. – The seventh round of AMA Arenacross saw two nights of racing at Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers raced to his fifth overall win on Friday by tying with Zach Ames. Bowers was rewarded the overall by winning the second main event and the head-to-head bracket races for additional championship points. Saturday night saw Ames win the first main event and finish third overall with a 1-5 score, while Bowers stayed consistent to take second overall finishing 2-3. Colt Nichols held his spot in the top-10 championship standings by finishing sixth on Friday and eighth on Saturday. Vicki Golden joined Team Babbitt’s in Nampa and qualified for both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites class and scored her first point.
Corona, CA – A founding member of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil motorsports events, E3 Spark Plugs has partnered with Team Lucas for a seventh season to sponsor Lucas Oil’s Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Drag Boat Racing, American Sprint Car, Modified, and EnduroCross Championship series. Included is title sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Unlimited Modified Class, as well as a presence at Lucas Oil’s I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California, and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
E3 Spark Plugs will be involved in more than 100 Lucas Oil events this year in-tandem with Team Lucas. Bob Patison, Lucas Oil Executive Vice President & MAVTV President, said E3 Spark Plugs’ continued support also receives significant TV presence during CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and MAVTV broadcasts of Lucas Oil events.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC, The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that the leading radio-controlled vehicle manufacturer Traxxas is returning as an Official Series Partner for the 2014 TORC season.
“Traxxas has a special passion for TORC. Short-course racing has inspired a generation of innovation and fun new products for Traxxas, and our close connection with the fans is something that cant be duplicated anywhere else,” said Loren Snyder, Traxxas Director of Special Operations. “We are pleased and excited to continue our investment in TORC as an Official Series Partner. TORC is primed with new energy, new venues and, as always, the most intense short-course, off-road racing action. Were looking forward to the positive exposure TORC brings to Traxxas and the fun new radio-controlled vehicles the racing inspires.”
As an Official Series Partner, Traxxas will garner significant brand visibility through media exposure including television, radio, print, digital and social media. The company will also take their commitment to the track once more as a sponsor of Jenkins Brothers Racing including Traxxas CEO Mike Jenkins (Pro 4 and Pro 2) and his brother Mark (Pro 4). The brothers finished a tight 5th and 6th place in Pro 4 last season, with Mike also taking 5th in Pro 2.
“Weve seen mass numbers of radio control enthusiasts around the country attend TORC Series events to experience what the full-scale, Traxxas-sponsored trucks can do out on the track,” noted TORC President BJ Birtwell. “Its the natural connection between Traxxas products and TORC racing that drives further consideration and sales for the Traxxas brand. Were very excited to welcome Traxxas back to the TORC Series and look forward to seeing their success both on and off the track.”
TORC: The Off-Road Championship will hold seven events across the United States this year, with NBC Sports providing television coverage and a behind-the-scenes docu-reality series. The 2014 event schedule features races at the following venues:
- April 5-6: Primm, NV (Primm Off Road Raceway)
- April 25-26: Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
- May 17-18: St. Louis, MO (Gateway Motorsports Park)
- June 28-29: Crandon, WI (Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway)
- July 19-20: Bark River, MI (Bark River Off Road Raceway)
- Aug 5-6: Sturgis, SD (Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex)
- Aug 30-31: Crandon, WI (Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway)
For more information on TORC: The Off-Road Championship including NBC Sports episode premiere dates, visit www.torcseries.com or find TORC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/torc and Twitter @TorcOffRoad.
CORONA, Calif.- Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine has found a novel way to yet again outrun the competition by focusing its marketing programs on the fans and back-road racers who originally made moonshine such an exciting element of American folklore. In 2014, Ole Smoky will partner with Team Lucas for a massive advertising/marketing and sponsorship program encompassing nearly 150 grassroots racing events across America’s heartland.
Ole Smoky’sOriginalMoonshine will be a key presence at nine Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events, 30 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races, ten Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series events, 30 Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League stops and 40 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series dates.
STOW, OH – In addition to its sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels (Mickey Thompson) returns to regional grassroots short-course racing as a Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series MiniStock class sponsor.
According to Lucas Oil, this sponsorship translates to real world support of racers who build and compete in small, production-based trucks. MiniStock Class racers rely primarily on stock components and with minor modifications, and these production trucks are converted into competition vehicles. Mickey Thompson’s sponsorship means support to racers who are passionate about the sport, but don’t have a huge budget.