Graffunder-Last-Dog-Standing-6-18-13Corona, CA - After an international trip with races as far away as Calgary, Canada, Cory Graffunder was back to racing in his own backyard over the weekend at the third annual Prairie Dogs MC Last Dog Standing at Glen Helen Raceway. The extreme off-road event put Graffunder and his Husqvarna TXC310R to the test, but the Canadian was able to stand on the podium with a second-place finish at the end of the day.

“It was kind of an up and down day,” Cory said. “I was bummed about the first race being thrown out because I would have won if they didn’t. But a bunch of people got lost and it was mayhem so they threw it out in the final score.”

In the second race, Cory had a tough battle with Taylor Robert and ended up taking the win. “It wasn’t pretty,” Graffunder explained. “Right before the finish we crashed, kind of on top of each other. I got up first and won that one.”

Ultra-4-Nelson-5-31-13SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson.  It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4.

Over the course of two days, drivers competed in a series of qualifying and preliminary races on a 3 mile course filled with hill climbs and tight turns which also featured the Lucas Oil short course at Glen Helen. Ultimately, 66 drivers were narrowed down to the top 40 cars for Saturday’s main event. Many drivers were not only looking for a win but also hoping to earn a coveted qualifying spot in the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. Only 13 of the 66 drivers registered for the event were already qualified for next year’s race KOH.

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group would like to congratulate Kevin Windham on his decision to retire from an illustrious career in professional racing. Windham, a longtime competitor in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, announced his retirement during opening ceremonies of the Anaheim Supercross on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The GEICO Honda rider made the decision to call time on his career after meeting with family, friends and his team.

“Without a doubt Kevin Windham will be remembered as one of the most popular athletes the sport has ever known,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President, Davey Coombs. “He was not only an exceptional rider, but a great role model who was always generous with his time and the fans. He has provided countless great races and memories, as well as nearly forty career wins. By any measure, he was one of American motocross racing’s greatest heroes. We truly appreciate his efforts, both on the race track as a competitor and off the track as a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

January 14, 2013 – The Lucas Off-Road Racing Series – the pinnacle of off road short course racing is rapidly climbing up the leader board of televised motor sports and is now ranked second only to NASCAR in cumulative on-air hours. The 15 race series plus the season ending *”Challenge Cup” will air a total of 110 hours of original first run programming. These include 8 one hour shows on CBS; 32 one hour shows on CBS Sport Network, (64 hours with re-airs); 8 one hour shows on NBC Sports Network (16 hours with re-airs); 30 one hour shows on SPEED (60 hours with re-airs) and 32 one hour shows on MAVTV (64 hours with re-airs).

According to Joyce Julius and Associates – the independent sports and special event evaluator of corporate sponsorships, the 2012 Lucas Off Road Racing Series – generated over $65 million in value for series sponsors with an additional $48.4 million in value for team sponsors.Live race attendance was also up a substantial 13% in 2012..

Corona, CA – (September 20, 2012) – Executives at CBS Sports Network have announced their second “marathon” of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series coverage next weekend, with a six-hour, back-to-back block of Pro Lite Unlimited competition from Miller Motorsports Park and Glen Helen Raceway. The CBS Sports Network Pro Lite broadcasts are scheduled for Sunday, September 29th beginning at 5:00pm (EST).

Racers, fans and their sponsors will enjoy the highly competitive Pro Lite class round after round, all evening long. Be sure to catch all the intense action next Sunday night on CBS Sports!

CORONA, CALIF.- In front of 15,000 off-road race fans, Sheldon Creed has extended his points lead in the #74 A.M. Ortega SuperLite truck at Round 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. On Saturday, Creed quickly dominated the field under the lights when he took the lead on Lap 3 in turn three. Following two full course cautions, the restart and a constantly position-changing lineup following Creed, Sheldon stayed away from the trouble and led the pack to the checkers for the win. Not only did he take the win ahead of 12 racers, but Sheldon also claimed the SuperLite fast lap for the night in Lap 2 with a time of 53.336.

Fans packed into the grandstands at Glen Helen Raceway last weekend for the latest rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) where veteran off-road racer Rob MacCachren was looking for an unprecedented 200th career victory.

The weekend started with qualifying of Friday, which was used for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s night races.  MacCachren has an uncanny knack for qualifying exactly where he needs to be to put his  ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Power Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS truck at the front of the Pro2 Unlimited field.  At the last round of LOORRS racing in Utah MacCachren started on the front row and led from flag to flag.

Ten victories.  That is how many wins Rob MacCachren has this season alone.  While some off-road race careers have come and gone with less success than this, it is just a single season for the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools’ driver.  Those ten victories give Rob Mac an astounding 199 total career victories coming in to this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) event at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.  The venue is fitting for MacCachren to reach this unrivaled milestone in off-road motorsports.  “Last season I broke my left collar bone racing at Glen Helen,” MacCachren recalls.  “Instead of bagging the season though I put my MasterCraft race suit back on and drove through the pain.”  Rob Mac went on to win the San Felipe Challenge of Champions and two more Lucas races, finishing second in series points in both the SCORE International desert race series and LOORRS short course racing.

MacCachren has piloted his ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Power Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS truck to three victories in LOORRS this season; more than any other driver in the premier Pro2 Unlimited class.   He has accumulated another four  victories in the TRAXXAS TORC short course series as well, including back to back victories at the recent Chicagoland races in front of packed grandstands and he even held off the powerful Pro 4′s to claim the victory at Crandon’s prestigious Chairman’s Cup Challenge Race in June.  Rob MacCachren’s skills aren’t limited to short course though, the Las Vegas native brings his never-give-up attitude to the desert as well.  This year he has wheeled the No. 20 Jimco-built Trophy Truck to victories in SCORE International’s Laughlin Desert Challenge and the MasterCraft Safety Tecate San Felipe 250, which he won for the second year in a row.  In Best in the Desert, Rob won the iconic Mint 400 and came in second at the Silver State 300 by a mere 14 seconds (both with Steve Sourapas as driver of record).

CORONA, CALIF., – At just 14 years old, Sheldon Creed and his team are leading the points championship in the SuperLite Championship class and looking to strengthen that lead at the upcoming Round 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series (LOORRS) happening this weekend at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

On the SuperLite lineup, there are 15 expected entries with second place following Creed by 1 point. With the support from family and his sponsors, Creed has proved that he is the most consistent competitor in the SuperLite class with 4 round wins proceeded by a 2nd place finish and a 3rd place finish. After an unfortunate flat tire at Round 8 at Miller Motorsports in Tooele, Utah, he managed to pull through and finish the race 2 laps down from the leader in 12th place. Sheldon is not looking back, he is on the gas, head down and reaching towards the target to bring his #74 A.M. Ortega Structural Engineering Contractor-backed SuperLite to a Championship year.

Fort Mill, SC – August 1, 2012.  The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) will go under the lights for this weekend’s round 9 & 10 action at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.  After a month away from competition, team GT is looking to triumph over the daunting track and add to the win column in the second-half of the 2012 season.  Known for its natural terrain, this track’s huge jumps and technical obstacles combined with a field full of determined drivers, is certain to provide lots of door-to-door unrest.

LOORRS champion Carl Renezeder will vie for two more wins to hit the century mark while up-and-comer Ryan “Fluffer” Hagy is knocking on the door of his first career win in LOORRS SuperLite action.  In Hagy’s second year of LOORRS competition, the Metal Mulisha member has certainly demonstrated the tenacity, prowess and knowledge needed to succeed in a series that is notoriously taxing on even the best of drivers.  We visited with Hagy and asked him about Glen Helen, his goals, and Renezeder, here’s what he had to say: