After having a new Nissan Pro Lite Unlimited built by Stamper in the off-season, No Fear Energy / Skin Industries driver Jimmy Stephensen added a new V8 engine to his truck prior to the weekend of Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) racing in his hometown of Las Vegas.

The newfound power was not without teething issues, and the crew added an extra cooler to combat excessive transmission heat.  Even running in the cool night air, Jimmy’s transmission and brakes got hot on both nights of racing.

Stephensen qualified 10th with the new engine in his No Fear Energy / Skin Industries Pro Lite Unlimited and ended up all the way at the back of the pack after contact from another racer cut a tire in the No. 33 Nissan.

FULLERTON, CA. – Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Cameron Steele won his first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series event of the year, taking first in the Pro Buggy class at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California, April 21-22.  Steele claimed victory riding on off-the-shelf Geolandar A/T-S+ tires.

“It was a tough race,” said Steele, the 2010 Pro Buggy champ, “but the Yokohama Geolandars did their job and helped secure the win for the Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy/Yokohama Pro Buggy. They really handled the course well. Thanks to the team and Yokohama tires for all the help.”

“Great to see Cameron get his first win of the season,” said Duane Sampson, Yokohama’s motorsports manager. “He’s a seasoned veteran, ran a smart race and our Geolandar A/T-S tires never let him down.”The next Lucas Oil race in the eight-event series, which combines the Midwest tradition of short course off-road racing with a West Coast influence, is May 19-20 at Speedworld Off-Road Park in Surprise, Arizona.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the all-new AVID Ascend® –  the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – as  well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

This Sunday, June 12th, at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern) don’t miss the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The 4 Wheel Parts Off Road Nationals Presented by E3 Sparkplugs will feature intense racing action from the Pro-2 and Pro-Lite divisions from Round 6 at Glen Helen International Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.

The famous Glen Helen facility is known around the world for intimidating natural terrain features which forces its contenders to “sack up” and only the most daring and fearless are left standing after the dust settles. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pro-2 division shares many of the same challenges and is equally as competitive with the world’s best short course drivers facing off against name brand talent like Carl Renezeder, Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCahren  and Brian Deegan all in this very exciting display of door-to-door racing competition.

Glen Helen’s Short Course Track is tight and fast. Five corners featuring tight hairpin corners, steep banked turns, and high speed sweepers to big air table tops and a deep un-rhythm whoop section, Every CBS Sports fans and motorsports enthusiasts tuning in will be treated to the best off road racing action and truck loads of carnage.

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This special CBS Sports Presentation will also feature the Pro-Lite Truck Class where the lighter and smaller counterparts to the Pro-2 division battle and smash it out. A stacked field of wheel-men like Chris Brandt, Brian Deegan, Kyle LeDuc, Cameron Steele, and Rodrigo Ampudia race wide open and all out. The Pro-Lite competition is some of the fiercest racing in motorsports today.

Tune into CBS this Sunday at 11:00 AM PST. / 2:00 PM EST. for all the best action from Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Round 6.

RENO, NV— The last bolts are being tightened, the dents and gashes from last race’s crashes repaired, and the drivers itching to be back on dirt chasing the SuperLite Championship Series crown at the Surprise, Ariz. Speedworld Off-Road Park for rounds three and four of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, April 16 and 17.

Walker Evans Racing’s RJ Anderson and General Tire’s Jeff “Ox” Kargola each jumped to the top of the leader board with their respective wins in the first two rounds of SuperLite racing action. But they’ll have to keep at bay a pack of hungry racers, including Torchmate’s CJ Greaves — Dirt Sports Magazine’s Rookie of the Year for 2010 — Dawson Kirchner, Jessie Johnson (brother of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson) and SiriusXM radio host Jason Ellis. skateboarder and MMA fighter

Yokohama Tires-backed Pat Clark and Kawasaki’s Chad George, who finished second and third respectively in the first round of the series, will pull out all the stops in their plight to conquer the Speedworld Off Road Park podium.

The highly competitive field will put on a horsepower-and-adrenaline-fueled show for the fans, trading paint, mashing fenders and jostling fiercely for position in the crowded and talented 2011 SuperLite racing field.

The two Surprise, Ariz. races are the third and fourth contests in a nationally-televised, 16-race series that culminates in the championship in December. SuperLite racing is part of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

The big air jumps, carnage-producing corners and fender-to-fender action of SuperLite racing has landed it coverage in CBS, SPEED TV, as well as features in publications that include Maxim, Auto Week and Road and Track.

For more information on the SuperLite Championship Series and SuperLite’s “Arrive and Drive” package, which turns race fans into off-road racers, go to: http://www.superlitechampionship.com

Rialto, California – The dawn of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rises on the Phoenix, Arizona desert this weekend as Chad George spearheads his FUNCO Team into the season opener at Firebird Raceway.

Chad will seek the SuperLite championship in his new #42 Kawasaki Motor Corp. race truck and he will defend his UTV Modified title in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx.  2010 was a strong SuperLite season with a solid second place finish, but Chad stands to top the podium for 2011.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing returns to Firebird International Raceway just outside of Phoenix AZ. Racing enthusiast have identified the newest short course track as the fan favorite and the surrounding region is blazing with hype about the series starting and ending the 2011 season at Firebird’s very exciting and unique track. Round 1 is sure to set things off in a big way.

Race fans are encouraged to join in the festivities with the official pre race party going down Wednesday March 16th. Top racers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will greet the fans at Majerles Sports Grill Chandler with vehicle displays, autograph signings and a live from the scene broadcast of the Lucas Oil Totally Off Road Radio Show. The fun happens at 6-8pm with delicious food and refreshing drink specials. Majerles Sports Grill is 7 miles from the race track and 12 minutes down the road to the Chandler Fashion Center.

The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series announced today that Daystar Products International is coming on board as the presenting sponsor for both its Southern California and Arizona series. “This partnership really contributes to the vision behind these regional series, which is to provide an affordable, sustainable and competitive environment for our grass roots racers and fans,” stated Ken Johnson, marketing associate for the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series.  “We are very excited to partner with Daystar Products and are working hard to find other like minded companies to support individual classes and bring in attractive contingency programs.  With the two regional series being modeled after the hugely successful Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, we are confident that these feeder series have value for everyone from the seasoned professional to the first time driver, and we are thrilled that Daystar shares that sentiment.”

“Daystar is all about grassroots racing.  Aside from our company being full of off-road racing enthusiasts, we appreciate the unique camaraderie that you see at these events.  At the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series in California and in Arizona, there are usually whole families both in the stands, in the pits, and everyone there is a dedicated off road enthusiast.  We’re always looking for ways to help give people more opportunities to race and enjoy racing in general.  Daystar is proud to be joining the Lucas Oil Off Road family in 2011 and beyond.”  – Trent McGee, Director of Marketing, Daystar Products International.

He rocked it his first time out in the 2009 Challenge Cup. He knocked out a championship during his first full season of 2010. As a result of winning the championship, Stenberg was crowned the SuperLite Rookie of the Year. For the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Season, Jeremy has entered a new phase in his life and is excited for all the new endeavors he will endure with Premiere Motorsports Group this upcoming season.

Always making headlines in more ways than one, the inspired X-Games FMX hero has quit the long time association with Metal Mulisha and joined forces with the “Iron Army’s” biggest industry rival.

The contention between the two off road teams has created a battle that will take place on four wheels as opposed to two. Instead of dirt bikes, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg will be racing a 900HP PRO-2 at 80 miles per hour through tight banked corners and 100’ jumps.

Driving for Premiere Motorsports Group, 9-time X-Games medalist, Stenberg will run the prepped #88 PRO-2 competing for the entire 15 round series. The truck is supported by MAVTV, General Tire, Hart and Huntington and the rest of the Premiere Motorsports Group/Hart and Huntington Off Road team, with it’s 2011 sponsor partners soon to be announced. Jeremy stated “I jumped into racing trucks and went for it. My record shows I know how to drive. What can I say? I love to race and with these trucks we get to rub doors. It don’t get no better than that.” You can also catch Jeremy on VH1’s new reality TV series     X-Life, be sure to tune in every Monday at 10pm Central/9pm Pacific!

“Twitch” had a killer first year with three 1st place victories, a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes awarding him the 2010 SuperLite Championship and Rookie of the Year,” explained Ryan Busnardo, leader of Premiere Motorsports Group/Hart and Huntington Off Road. Ryan went on, “What we are going to do now, is get Jeremy up to speed for racing against the biggest, wildest class in off road racing. We now have the #88 set up for his driving style and we have a lot of laps that are going to be turned.”  P.M.G. is also excited to bring on Danny Ebberts who will be the crew chief for the #88 Pro-2. Even though Danny is new to Premiere Motorsports Group, he is definitely not new to the off road. Danny has already accomplished so much including, 2010 LOORRS Mechanic of the Year. He also won the 2006 Vegas to Reno Race as a driver and builder in addition to 2001 USAC Midget Champion. Last year Danny accomplished over seven 1st place finishes in LOORRS as crew chief.

The Premiere Motorsports Group fleet will be running an all new Hart and Huntington theme that closely resembles Carey Hart’s Super Cross Team. “We gotta keep it real,” Carey said. “The Hart and Huntington Empire is moving ahead fast. We got a lot of things going on and Jeremy lives the INK ROCK MOTO lifestyle perfectly. I am stoked to have him on the team this year.”

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Series kicks off on March 19, 2011. The team will be traveling to Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, AZ for Rounds 1 and 2.  Visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com for further information or to purchase your tickets online for the upcoming event!

Team Renezeder just released its newest webisode video of TR17: Firin’ on All Eight. In the eighth episode, which is broken up below into two parts, Carl and the team head to Surprise, Arizona, for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Round 9-10, and the 2009 season. It’s an inside look at the team dynamics before, during and after the race.

For more racing action the this year’s 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, click here. For more on Team Renezeder, check out the videos below.