Demeny-TORC-Off-Road-8-14-13Abrams, WI – The Super Stock Truck division is one of the most competitive groups of racers in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL and after two really tough rounds of racing in southwestern Michigan, the battle of the championship continues to see Don Demeny at the top of the list. The cagey Super Stock veteran continues to finish in the top five practically every time he hits the track, a pattern he continued at Red Bud MX.

The track at Red Bud is very technical, which is a nice way of saying the track is narrow with tight corners. The layout also some large elevation changes with big air jumps and soil that can get really chewed up when a dozen four thousand pound trucks continually make laps around the iconic facility. Even with that said, most of the drivers, including Don Demeny can’t wait to go racing at Red Bud.

Demeny-TORC-Chicago-7-23-13Abrams, WI – The weekend of racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois was a roller coaster of a ride for Don Demeny. A rare early retirement on Friday and a great performance on Saturday keeps the #885 Nsight Telservices / Cellcom / E3 Spark Plugs / Cooper Tires RAM in the lead for the 2013 TORC Super Stock Truck Championships.

The stop at Route 66 Raceway saw all the Sportsman competitors take to the track for the first time in the three year history of TORC racing at the multi-track motorsports facility. The one-mile long layout was a great mix of high speed corners, a fast infield section and high flying jumps as well as tight banked corners.

R2C-TORC-Bark-River-6-25-13Vernon Hills, IL – The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL opened its 2013 Sportsman racing season last week in Bark River, Michigan and R2C Competition Filters dominated the competition in the Super Stock Truck division. The conditions throughout the two days of competition ranged from wet and muddy to dry and dusty as R2C equipped racers found the top spot on the podium during both days of competition.

The TORC Super Stock Truck division features stock chassis light duty trucks with significant modifications. The trucks feature high modified V-8 powerplants and longer travel suspension. The races are only fifteen to twenty minutes long, but the drivers push their trucks to their limits and beyond. It’s almost like racing the Baja 1000 in twenty minutes.

Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11CORONA, California (June 14, 2013) – Lucas Oil and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO are pleased to announce they have finalized a 5-year agreement with the Gila River Indian Community to continue bringing the world’s best short course off road racing to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

The facility was formerly called Firebird International Raceway.

“This is terrific news,” series director Ritchie Lewis said. “It’s a good spot for us and we’ve had some great racing there. We’re looking forward to building on that tradition and strengthening our relationship with the great fans and businesses in the Chandler area.”

CORONA, Calif. – E3 Spark Plugs entering its seventh season as part of a long-term agreement with Team Lucas, will be participating in sponsorship programs in the 6  Lucas Oil Series (Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Modified Series and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series) and the Lucas Oil properties including I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California  and the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

E3 Spark Plugs also will be the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Unlimited Modified class and has television entitlement rights for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.

Ponte Vedra, FL – If you’re an up-and-coming racer or even a seasoned pro looking to shift your career into high gear, here is your chance; the 2013 Team E3 Racing Sponsorship Contest is officially underway.

To enter, go to the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook Fan Page and “Like” it. Next, click on the “Sponsorship Contest” tab and fill out the questionnaire. Oh, and make sure to click the “Share” button after you submit to let your friends and family know about the contest. After all, for your entry to be eligible to win, you must share the contest with your Facebook friends, putting your social networking skills to the test!

Ponte Vedra, FL – E3 Spark Plugs is pleased to announce the winner of its 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Trip promotion. Kari Roben, who won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, this June 21-23, 2012, will be giving her tickets to her husband and son.

Roben passed her prize onto her husband Richard Chandler Jr., who elected to bring their 23-year-old son Richard III, on the trip-of-a-lifetime.

The grand prize included airfare for two with hotel accommodations for three nights, two tickets to the Lucas Oil Off-Road race, ride-a-longs in both the E3 Spark Plugs Daugherty Off-Road truck and the Lucas Oil helicopter, as well as the chance to drive a Ford Racing-prepped Mustang GT in the two-hour Mustang Experience and two tickets to one of the top karting road courses in America.

Corona, CA – (June 8, 2012) The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 2 class will do battle for the first time at the newly constructed, state-of-the-art Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. Catch all the racing coverage on CBS, June 10th at 2:00pm ET. Included in the coverage is a unique “behind the scenes” segment shot from the perspective of the competitors, capturing the top driver’s candid commentary on their controversial rivalries, strategies and mindsets.

The Pro 2 teams arrive at this third stop of the series ready to take on one of the most challenging, state-of-the-art short tracks in the history of four-wheeled off road racing. The Rockstar Energy Drink Southern California Shootout presented by E3 Spark Plugs, pits the top drivers against both their fellow racers and the highly technical track. Obstacles such as the “Matterhorn”, an enormous tabletop jump that will launch the drivers side-by-side 120 feet through the air and the 100+ mph straightaway are just two of the hazards they will have to negotiate every lap.

Ponte Vedra, FL - E3 Spark Plugs is pleased to announce its newest promotion in which one lucky winner will receive a Trip for Two to The E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, June 21-23, 2012. The winner receives airfare for two and accommodations for three nights, plus two tickets to the Lucas Oil Off-Road race…but that is just the beginning! Also included in this grand prize is a ride in both the E3 Spark Plugs Daugherty Off-Road truck and the Lucas Oil Helicopter, participation in the Two-hour Mustang Experience, putting the winner behind the wheel of a Ford Racing Mustang GT; participation in a Ford Raptor set of Hot Laps, the ultimate high-performance, off-road driving experience, as well as two tickets to one of the top karting road courses in America.

LAKE FOREST, CA – Carl Renezeder begins the fourteenth year of his short-course off-road career with a contest for his fans to win a ride-along with the legend himself.  With 97 wins in his record book, the countdown to Renezeder’s hundredth career win is well underway on his social networking sites (links are below), and fans are jumping at the chance to fly through the air and throw some dirt with The Man.

“Not only has Nissan come back to our program, but they’ve launched the partnership in a huge way,” explained Renezeder, who will run Nissan Titan trucks in both the Pro-2 and Pro-4 classes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  “They’re giving fans a chance to climb in our two-seater truck with me – I can’t wait to give someone the ride of their life!”

Renezeder’s team has spent the short off-season making sure the hundredth win happens sooner rather than later. Crew chief Bill Smith has been fine-tuning and refining the trucks front to back, from suspension to drivetrain, giving Renezeder trucks that will be powerful, nimble, predictable and flat out fast.

“We continually worked on these trucks throughout last season, and with the progress we’ve also made this off-season, we feel more confident in our program than ever,” commented Renezeder.