It was an exciting weekend of racing for the RJ37 team at Miller Motorsports Park just outside Salt Lake City, UT for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS). Like every race this season so far, Rounds 7 & 8 had its fair share of ups and downs, but nothing could spoil the high of the weekend as RJ put the #37 Polaris RZR / Monster Energy Pro-2 on the box for the first time!
Reno, NV – Rigid Industries Torture Team members had guns blazing at rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held on what many say is the fastest track on the schedule, Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada. Huge elevation changes on the track allow gravity to hurl the drivers into the corners at the bottom of the hills. Like every round of the series, there was plenty of door to door action and incredible driving skills on display. Some were able to perform miraculous saves; others were not as lucky.
Reno, NV – Brandon Arthur went from the bottom to the top and back again in a wild race weekend during rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. It was Brandon’s first time racing at the Wild West Motorsports Park outside Reno, Nevada. The track at Wild West Motorsports Park climbs to the top of a ridge before plunging back down again. The one mile long track offers an incredible 1,000 feet of elevation change. The gravity assist makes it one of the fastest tracks in the series.
LAKE ELSINORE, Ca. – The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series stormed Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park April 25-26 with Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2014 season. Brian Deegan, who took the early season points lead in Pro 2, lengthened his lead over the competition while racing in front of his home crowd at Lake Elsinore.
Night racing is an animal all its own, so Deegan knew he would need to be on point for the weekend’s battles. He positioned himself well for the competition by qualifying on the pole in both classes on both days. Deegan in his #38 Rockstar Energy Drink Ford jumped to an early lead in Pro 2 and never relinquished his dominance over the competition. He led every single lap, winning the event and posting the fastest lap of the day at 49.130 seconds.
STOW, OH – April 29, 2014 – Team M/T competitors celebrated another fantastic weekend in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition April 25-26 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
In Pro 2, competitor Brian Deegan earned a first place podium finish in round three and a second place finish in round four on Mickey Thompson Baja Pro tires. Pro Buggy competitor Chad George earned a first place podium finish in both round three and round four, and Dave Mason Jr. earned a second place Pro Buggy finish in round four, both competing with Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T tires.
Lake Elsinore, CA – Kyle LeDuc led the Rigid Industries Torture Team to Back to Back victories under the lights at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series rounds 3 and 4 in Lake Elsinore, Ca. His two Pro-4 victories make it three wins in only four rounds this year establishing him as the pro-4 driver to beat in 2014. Ricky Johnson had high hopes of continuing his own impressive podium streak after finishing third in round one and winning round two but a mechanical issue in round three dropped him to an eighth place finish. In round four, he was back up to speed, finishing on the podium once more in 2nd place behind Kyle.
Corona, CA – A founding member of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil motorsports events, E3 Spark Plugs has partnered with Team Lucas for a seventh season to sponsor Lucas Oil’s Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Drag Boat Racing, American Sprint Car, Modified, and EnduroCross Championship series. Included is title sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Unlimited Modified Class, as well as a presence at Lucas Oil’s I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California, and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
E3 Spark Plugs will be involved in more than 100 Lucas Oil events this year in-tandem with Team Lucas. Bob Patison, Lucas Oil Executive Vice President & MAVTV President, said E3 Spark Plugs’ continued support also receives significant TV presence during CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and MAVTV broadcasts of Lucas Oil events.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Armed with a performance tire portfolio designed to conquer the hard corners of road racing to the grueling desert terrain of the Baja peninsula, BFGoodrich Tires closed out its 2013 motorsports season with 20 season championships and placed drivers on their respective podiums at a higher rate than a year ago.
Using its industry leading engineering and trackside support programs, BFGoodrich unveiled new race products and an unprecedented race support program in 2013. A new DOT legal race tire, the latest 37 and 39 inch desert race tires and revolutionized customized grooving–from slick to race ready- of its Mud-Terrain KR2 for short course racing, brought continued success to those racing with the brand.
CORONA, California (December 5, 2013) – Ritchie Lewis compares officiating an auto race to calling balls and strikes in a baseball game, and when he looks back on his first season as director of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO he believes he and his crew of umpires did a job worthy of a pennant-winning team.
Lewis was named series director a year ago, during a period of uncertainty. Now, with his management system established and long-term television contracts in place, he can stand on a solid foundation and plan for the future of the world’s best short course off road racing series.
“I think it’s come a long way,” said Lewis, a self-described “country bumpkin” from Waycross, Georgia, who also is director of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. “We got a lot of wins this year and we were able to make a lot of improvements.
“This time last year it was a little unsettled about what we were going to be able to do. (Now) We don’t have to change everything at once. We can slowly and methodically do the things that we know will help this form of racing so much more than it’s ever been able to be helped in the past.
CORONA, California – A return to the traditional grass-roots concept of Friday and Saturday night racing and a second event at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada, highlight the 2014 schedule of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO.
Six of the eight events on the schedule will use the Friday-Saturday format and all will feature the world’s best short course off road drivers in action under the lights. Both events in the Reno suburb of Sparks, single weekends at Las Vegas and Devore, California, and the season finale at Lake Elsinore, California, will be on Friday and Saturday nights, a scheduling change that should further stimulate fan interest on the heels of an 18 percent gain in attendance in 2013.