Fort Mill, SC – May 22, 2012. With temperatures pushing triple-digits, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) descended upon Surprise, Arizona and Speedworld Park for rounds five and six this past weekend. Team GT member Ryan Hagy posted back-to-back podiums finishing second and third in his No. 5 Valli Construction/Rockstar truck while Dawson Kirchner also posted a podium in Super Lite. Sporting a special G.I. Joe: Retaliation paint scheme, Carl Renezeder ran up front and posted one podium on the weekend while Casey Currie put his No. 2 Monster Energy/General Tire Nissan on the podium twice in Pro Lite Unlimited.

During round five action on Saturday, Hagy came from fourth to second to post his first podium of the weekend in Super Lite competition. Kirchner followed Hagy in a close third in the No. 18 General Tire/Method Racing Wheels truck. Hagy was hot on the heels of the leader during Sunday’s showdown but some close competition and a few cautions forced Hagy to settle for third giving him back-to-back podiums on the weekend.

“The competition was tough as a few of the top driver’s raced in multiple classes giving them more track time,” said Hagy following this weekend’s event. As for his championship hopes, Hagy said, “Well the first few rounds were tough for me as I had major mechanical issues which left me with bad finishes but after this weekend its put me back in the top three for points. So if I can continue to be consistent than I feel that I am a contender.”

San Bernardino, Calif. – (Aug. 15, 2011) – Team General Tire’s unstoppable off-road force is at it again, tearing up the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino during Round 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Aug. 6 and 7. Young-gun Dawson Kirchner topped the podium in Super Lite on Saturday, with teammates Robby Woods taking 2nd in Pro 2, Carl Renezeder grabbing 2nd in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker taking home 2nd in Limited Buggy. On Sunday, Renezeder walked away with 3rd in Pro 4, Woods took 2nd in Pro 2 and Kirchner returned to the podium to take 3rd in Super Lite.

With 17 trucks revved at the starting line of the Super Lite race Saturday, many of them piloted by seasoned racers, one might say 18-year-old Dawson Kirchner had the cards stacked against him. But he wasn’t giving up without a fight. Starting in the second row, he shot off to an early lead, leaving his competition in a cloud of dust. While the other racers scrambled to catch up, Kirchner didn’t break his concentration the entire race. The crowd’s excitement was palpable and a big rollover in turn two had viewers on the edge of their seats.

The race saw two restarts and plenty of spin-outs, but none of this seemed to phase Kirchner. Holding his position from start to finish, he piloted to a first-place win – his second of the season.

“I may not be the most experienced racer on the track,” said Kirchener after he took the podium in front of a roaring crowd Saturday. “But one thing I have no shortage of is determination. I couldn’t have done this without the support of Team GT, and I’m very excited to see what the future has in store for us.”

Robby Woods in Pro 2, Carl Renezeder in Pro 4 and Quentin Tucker in Limited Buggy all raced to 2nd place finishes Saturday.

Stay tuned for more Team GT wins throughout the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt.

RENO, NV – The Torchmate SuperLite Championship Truck driven by Dawson Kirchner went all the way to first place on Sunday at the 6th round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Round at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.  The win topped off an exceptional race weekend. “This was my second win in a SuperLite truck, I am really excited to be back on the podium!” said Dawson Kirchner.

Kirchner started out the weekend with the fastest lap time in practice on Friday.  Putting some great lap times down, the car felt perfect in the warm Southern California conditions.  Saturday was no different when the Torchmate truck took the fastest qualifying time.  With a two row inverted start, Kirchner lined up in the second row.  His finish on Saturday wouldn’t be the best with a flat tire that put him a lap down that he could never make up.

RENO, NV— A showdown looms this weekend on the dirt track of Glen Helen Raceway May 21 and 22 in what could be a decisive weekend in the hotly contested 16-race SuperLite Series Championship. Red-hot racer Jacob Person will battle two formidable hometown favorites — overall points leader RJ Anderson and veteran podium-placer Chad George — before a notoriously vocal, and packed, San Bernardino stadium.

But while Anderson, George and Person make up the race’s likely frontrunners, the unpredictable nature of SuperLite, illustrated by Jacob Person’s dramatic sweep of first-place at his hometown Surprise, Ariz. stadium in SuperLite rounds 3 and 4, leaves the door open for a talented cast of aggressive racers hungry for the podium. Person, who had not won a SuperLite race in his career, dominated the competition for back-to-back wins in Arizona in mid-April, and in one weekend catapulted himself into the hunt for the overall points championship.

The razor-thin margins separating SuperLite’s elite in the overall points standings, will have each racer pinning the pedal to the floor over challenging moguls, through tight turns and entering Glen Helen’s gravity-defying jumps.

Walker-Evans-sponsored Anderson won the first stop of the series and has not relinquished his grip on the points lead since. But Kawasaki’s Chad George, who narrowly missed taking the championship last season, sits right behind him in second, 15 points off the lead. Tightly packed behind Anderson and George, sit Las Vegas’s Pat Clark (third), followed by Person. Only seven points separate Clark and Person.

A big weekend like Person’s performance in Arizona could upset the points rankings and launch a racer into prime position for a podium finish in the championship. Watch for talented young drivers like Wyatt Kirchner, currently 15 points out of third place, and Torchmate-sponsored Dawson Kirchner to race fast and hard, shooting for a top finish to push them up in the points standings.

Expect the hometown crowd to erupt in vocal support for Anderson and George — two drivers with families deeply rooted in the Southern California off-road tradition.

But before the races begin, the SuperLite stop in Glen Helen will get off to a somber start, as the entire SuperLite family pays tribute to a fellow competitor, friend, exceptional athlete and world-class person.

Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who piloted the General Tire SuperLite truck to one win and a top-five position in the first four stops of the series, died tragically last month while riding the “Rip To The Tip” adventure motorcycle ride in Baja. The entire Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will launch its two-day race weekend at Glen Helen Raceway with a special opening ceremony tribute to begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 21.

Kargola first rose to prominence as a world-famous motocross athlete, but proved equally skilled at desert racing and short-course stadium dirt contests. He is being remembered by the SuperLite family as a humble, fun-loving, generous person with a thousand-watt smile.

The SuperLite series, part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, takes to the track at Glen Helen Raceway on May 21 and 22 at in San Bernardino, Calif.  For more information on The SuperLite Championship Series or the series’ popular “Arrive & Drive” program please visit www.superlitechampionship.com.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, and for tickets, visit: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com.

RENO, NEV — The adrenaline-fueled, fender-to-fender, off-road action of SuperLite racing returns to the Firebird International Raceway outside of Phoenix, Arizona March 19, as some of the biggest names in dirt racing kick off the 16-race schedule of the 2011 SuperLite Championship Series.

Fan favorites like X Games veteran Jeff “Ox” Kargola and 2010 runner-up Chad George will face off against a cast of young, talented drivers like Dawson Kirchner and CJ Greaves in a furious, short-course track that features tight corners, high-flying jumps and speed-friendly straight-aways.

Drivers will be revved up and ready for a fierce opening race at Firebird, each pushing for good positioning in the race standings heading into the hotly contested series. Last year’s X Games gold medalist Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg edged Chad George for the 2010 championship, followed by CJ Greaves in third. This year, racers will put the pedal to the floor at Firebird in an attempt to get a leg up on the ultra-competitive field of racers.

“Firebird is one of the most storied and demanding tracks in the SuperLite Championship Series,” said general manager, Kevin Singleton, for the SuperLite Championship Series. “Our fans can count on a spectacular start to the 2011 series as a talented field of drivers fight to the finish in a no-holds-barred contest of horsepower, driving skill and high-stakes jockeying between metal machines.”

The SuperLite Championship Series, part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, has been described as “motorcross racing on steroids” for the abundance of dirt jumps on the short-track courses that boost the high-horsepower trucks into the air as they race head-to-head.

Between 14 and 16 competitors take the track each race for a chance to take the checkered flag. Most are seasoned racers or up-and-coming stars, but the SuperLite Championship Series also offers a chance for new racers to break into the world of competitive, short-track racing with the “Arrive and Drive” program. For as little as $7,500 per race, “Arrive and Drive” customers are provided a race-ready SuperLite truck, a race support crew and the chance to face off with off-road racing stars in a nationally televised dirt track contest.

The SuperLite Championship Series will be broadcast across the nation on CBS and more details will arrive shortly. For more information, visit www.superlitechampionship.com.