Corona, Ca – With the indefinite closure of Speedworld Raceway Park in Surprise, Arizona, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is moving Rounds 3 and 4 of the series to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“While it’s unfortunate that Speedworld is closing, we are pleased to announce that we’re returning to one of our drivers’ favorite tracks, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Ritchie Lewis, the new Series Director of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  “The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has always been an exciting destination for our events, with a great track that’s been the site of many epic battles.”

In addition to moving the venue to Las Vegas, Lucas Oil will also move the race date back one week, from April 20 and 21 to Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Anaheim, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen earned his second 250SX win of the season at Angel Stadium in front of the Southern California crowd. Roczen’s second straight win helped increase his points lead in the championship standings and allows him to head to the next round still wearing the red number plates that represent the points leader.

Roczen rode strong all day long, turning fast lap times and eventually qualifying into the main event with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Roczen’s solid heat finish gave him a good gate pick for the main event.

With the 2012 International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Show at the Indianapolis Convention Center as a backdrop, Lucas Oil made several major announcements regarding its cornerstone Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in front of 250 journalists and industry VIPS at a special “Lunch with Lucas.” The theme of the luncheon was Lucas’ wide-sweeping commitment to American motorsports, a concept bound by the all-encompassing “American Real” moniker.

After an event introduction by Lucas Oil Executive Vice President Bob Patison and a patriotic keynote speech by company founder Forrest Lucas, motorsports television personality Ken Stout announced that the growing series would be under the direction of racing veteran Ritchie Lewis, who will serve as series director effective immediately. Lewis is most notably recognized for his instrumental role as series director of the highly successful Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.