Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11LAKE ELSINORE, California  – Travis Pastrana knows a lot about going fast and jumping into, onto and over things. He’s been an extreme sports icon since he was 15 and celebrated winning a gold medal at the 1999 X Games by soaring about 100 feet in the air off the end of Pier 30 and landing in San Francisco Bay.

Pastrana also welcomed the new year in 2010 by driving a Subaru rally car off the end of the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach, California, and sailing a record 269 feet onto a barge floating in the harbor. He’s spent most of his life doing things that definitely aren’t for the faint-of-heart, on two wheels and four. Now he’s ready to test himself on the biggest, gnarliest jump at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Parks, the one near the end of the high-speed back straightaway that some of the drivers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO call the Matterhorn.

Fort Mill, SC – General Tire’s Justin Davis is a busy man this year. With a full off-road schedule, Davis has also opted to race in the 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) under the Green Army Motorsports umbrella. Last month at Firebird International Raceway, Davis had a rough go of it fighting handling issues most of the weekend. However, the team has worked hard over the last few weeks and the 18-year-old is ready to tackle rounds three and four at the challenging .9-mile dirt short course.

This weekend marks the return of LOORRS racing to the all new Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. The newly designed track is demanding and is sure to highlight a driver’s ability to control their vehicle. From low-speed hairpin turns to the back-straight where speeds will approach 100 mph, Davis is sure to put his General Grabbers to good use as he looks to stand atop the podium when he attacks the track in his No. 85 Green Army Motorsports Pro-2 truck. We sat down with Davis to find out how he’s prepared for the race and what fans can expect this weekend. Here’s what he had to say:

Q: In rounds one and two you referenced “gremlins” that led to a pretty disappointing weekend. How do you overcome these and what changes have you made heading into rounds three and four at Lake Elsinore?
A: Lots and lots of testing will be done before the race. We learned from rounds one and two and will definitely improve heading into Lake Elsinore.