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.
Fort Mill, SC – October 31, 2013. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) came to a close at Lake Elsinore last weekend but not before fans were treated to some of the best racing of the season, and Team GT was right in the middle of it. Capping off the weekend, Team GT veteran, Carl Renezeder, claimed his ninth short course championship winning the Pro-4 class championship handily.
“Congratulations to Carl and everyone on his team,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “Carl is the epitome of a champion and we couldn’t be more proud to have him representing the General Tire brand in LOORRS. To win a ninth career championship is quite an accomplishment and a testament to the hard work and dedication that Carl and every member of his team put in to their racing.”
Harlien Racing and Gavin Harlien have supported the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) with 3 back-to-back-back seasons of dedicated racing for a championship. Starting in the highly competitive division of modified Trophy Karts and is currently 5th in points, Gavin is one of the athletes who has risen from the cream of crop and consistently dominated the class.
With that performance in mind, Lucas Oil Products, the parent company and motorsports mastermind behind the nationally expanding sport of short course racing, has signed on to support Gavin during the 2014 season on his quest to become the next prominent rising star.
Lake Elsinore, CA – The LoanMart Racing Team has battled intensely all season long in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. They have celebrated their successes and taken their lumps but never backed down from the challenge. Now they have one last race at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park to add points to their tally. They will be looking to strike on the track and also on the lanes when LoanMart Racing hosts the Bowl for Cash bowling tournament for LOORRS competitors on Friday October 25th from 8-11 pm. $1500 dollars in cash and prizes will be up for grabs but all must pre-register to attend. Email email@example.com to enter and let them know if you are in the industry, a pro, kid’s competitor or in the pit crew category.
On the track, Austin Kimbrell will be fighting for position while recognizing those who are battling breast cancer. His #88 Pro-2 truck will have a special pink and black paint job and graphics to highlight breast cancer awareness month. LoanMart and Kimbrell Racing hopes to raise awareness of the disease, urge people to contribute to the cancer charity of their choice and supports those who are affected by the disease.
Radar Tires racers Doug Mittag and Jerett Brooks head into this weekend’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season finale rounds with the goal of earning the tire manufacturer’s first short course, off-road racing win.
Both Mittag and Brooks are slated to compete in the ProLite class for LOORRS rounds 15 and 16 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Mittag, 19, has been subbing for the recovering Mike Johnson and will drive the No. 81 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires. Mittag has been working with Bronson since the September Las Vegas LOORRS race. Both Mittag and Bronson Motorsports expect a solid weekend in the No. 81 truck as both the driver and team are based just south of the track – Mittag in Temecula and Bronson in Mureitta.
That’s when the network will follow through on an idea that was born earlier this year and televise the always exciting Lucas Oil Challenge Cup races live from Lake Elsinore (California) Motorsports Park on Sunday, October 27.
It will be the first live telecast of a motorsports event on MAVTV since Lucas Oil purchased the network in 2011. It’s also a benchmark for the future of the network.