Alumi-Craft-Crandon-9-6-13Crandon, WI – Every fall the Traxxas TORC series heads to Crandon International Off-Road Raceway for their World Championship weekend. The event is loaded with special events including a parade through the middle of Downtown Crandon. Winners on the weekend are crowned World Champions and receive a trophy, prize money and a Champions ring along with worldwide recognition. The World Championship is separate from the Traxxas TORC series season-long Championship. Alumi Craft racers won them both.

To take the Traxxas TORC season Championship in the Pro Buggy class Luke Johnson only had to take the green flag on Saturday to clinch the title. Luke started his first season in the Pro Buggy class by taking his Alumi Craft to five wins in a row. He was battling for the lead in his sixth race when he got tangled up with another car that dropped him to seventh at the finish. He bounced back from that race with another three wins in a row making it eight wins on the season.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, SC – Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podiums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respective classes over the past two weeks.

Kyle-LeDuc-Pro-2-5-1-13On Friday April 26th, JCRI and Kyle Leduc debuted their brand new Pro2 to the Lucas Oil Series. It would be the first time Kyle Leduc would race in this class and a first for JCRI as well, as they have never built a pro2 before. The first testing session before the big race weekend in Las Vegas, NV was well underway when the JCRI team breathed a sigh of relief to see the new #98 Pro2 and keeping up with the top drivers. With a few minor changes to the truck they were ready for the weekend.

With a stacked Pro2 class, Kyle would have to work hard to get a top spot for qualifying. 16 Pro2′s ran for 5 minutes as they all were still trying to get a feel for the new track changes. Kyle would qualify 13th for Saturday’s race.

Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-4-26-13Las Vegas, NV - LoanMart racing rolls into the Las Vegas Motor speedway for rounds three and four of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Rounds one and two were a mixed bag of results for the team, Austin Kimbrell was sorting out his new Pro 2 in competition. He ran fast but had teething problems that held him back in both rounds. In Pro 4, Corry Weller had only rear drive in round one and then was limited to front drive only in round two but persevered to finish both races.

In Prolite, RJ Anderson put the team on the board with a victory in round two. Ryan Beat had a dnf in round one but bounced back to post a solid finish in round two.

For Oscar Rodriguez it was his debut in the Lucas Oil series.  He posted a solid top ten in round two against a huge field of competitors.

CORONA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2013) – Toyota has renewed its agreement with Team Lucas to be the presenting sponsor of the CBS Sports Spectacular for 12 one-hour network television broadcasts and have the Toyota Tundra as the Official Truck of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for the 2013 season.

Toyota’s power block on the CBS Sports Spectacular features many of the Team Lucas series racing portfolio: the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.

Toyota also supplies Toyota Tundra safety vehicles, has two event title rights and an on-board camera program in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and had a strong on-site presence in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by MAVTV, which was held in January in Tulsa, Okla.

CORONA, Calif. – E3 Spark Plugs entering its seventh season as part of a long-term agreement with Team Lucas, will be participating in sponsorship programs in the 6  Lucas Oil Series (Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Modified Series and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series) and the Lucas Oil properties including I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California  and the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

E3 Spark Plugs also will be the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Unlimited Modified class and has television entitlement rights for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.

Irvine, CA (April 26, 2012) – Motorcycle-Superstore.com announces they are a sponsor of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross by Lucas Oil Series, which opens on May 4th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to the racing action in store for the evening, the event will also feature a “Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk.” To top it off, one lucky fan will be chosen from the crowd to win a Cody Webb autographed Motorcycle-Superstore.com team Bell Moto-9 helmet.

“EnduroCross is my favorite form of racing,” says Cody Webb, Factory Beta Racing team rider and former AMA Trials champion. “EnduroCross is as gnarly as it gets and Vegas is the best show of the bunch. I can’t wait to put my Superstore helmet on the podium!”

The Superstore-Superstar Fan Walk presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com will include some of the top racers in the world, not only from EnduroCross but also from the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. It will take place inside the Orleans Arena Concourse when the gates open at 7:00 PM.  The following riders are planning to be on hand:

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today that Pro2 Unlimited class driver Rodrigo Ampudia, has joined Team Toyo Off-Road for the 2012 race season.  Competing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Ampudia will pilot his 900-horsepower #36 Papas and Beer / Lucas Oil / Toyo Tires® Ford Raptor on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. The high-energy Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series draws huge crowds and is broadcast on television through major networks and cable.

Ampudia, now a resident of San Diego, California; has many accomplishments to his name.  During his 2006 rookie season in short course off-road racing, Ampudia was the first international driver to win a Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) series race.  He also won the CORR World Championship race in Crandon, Wisconsin during that same year.  Ampudia then capped it off by winning the 2006 CORR Series Pro-Lite™ class championship.  When he made the transition to Pro 2 class trucks, he qualified first in his rookie year.

Multiple news sources are reporting that off-road racer Rick Huseman was in a plane crash yesterday near Barstow, California, that killed he and the two other passengers, among them his brother Jeff.

The small plane was attempting to make an emergency landing at the Barstow/Dagget Airport while returning home on Sunday after attending the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday night.


Huseman began racing in the late ‘90s. In 2009, he earned the Traxxas TORC Series Championship in Pro 4. He backed up that impressive season with the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Championship in 2010. He was currently in second place in the 2011 Lucas Oil Series. Huseman was also selected as the 2010 Dirt Sports Magazine Driver of the Year.

Huseman was 38 years old.

View a video recapping Rick Huseman’s 2010 season en route to his Dirt Sports award:

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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.