The series is now at its halfway point, and a lot is going on in the minds of the drivers and crews of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO. For some, the choice may be to start throttling back, going for more certain solid points finishes that will help preserve the high positions they’ve gotten up to in the points. For others, the more appealing option may be to go for the gusto, to try and score big as they try to make up ground they lost in the early going. And for a select few, the choice will be to go for it despite their good standings; to continue to hold the hammer down. Why slow down when going fast has been working so far? No matter the approach, it all made for great racing here at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, as the crowd was treated to one of the most enthralling, and in some cases controversial, afternoons of racing in recent memory. The drivers really put on a show, and the fans voiced their approval with enthusiasm that was louder and more positive than this reporter has ever seen at a short course race.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day here at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, and the fans packed the stands in droves for Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO. All afternoon, spectators were treated to a succession of fantastic races, and were regularly screaming from the edges of their seats as they watched with excitement. With surprises and close racing abounding throughout, many of the usual suspects were up to their old tricks here today, but there were also a few drivers who’d either been down on their luck, lacking experience in a new class, or just plain new to the sport, who also tasted success in Round 7. For more on the goings on, read about some of the most exciting racing so far this season.
June 2013 – Fresh off the 2013 SCORE International Baja 500 Class 10 win last month, Mike Johnson and Radar Tires Racing look to earn their first win of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park aboard the No. 31 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires.
Not only does the Bronson Motorsports have new hardware from the Baja 500 win, they have a brand new Keith Stamper ProLite racing machine in their fleet this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park. The team will have both ProLite racing machines onsite and will determine which one will be the primary race chassis following the LOORRS practice sessions.
Fort Mill, SC – June 18, 2013 – Team GT veteran, Carl Renezeder, has himself a six-pack…of wins that is. To date, in the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season, Renezeder has managed to take home all six of the Pro-4 winner trophies. In fact, he has an eight race Pro-4 winning streak that dates back to the Challenge Cup in 2012. This weekend at Miller Motorsports Park, Renezeder looks to extend that streak to 10 and add to his list of 111 career wins.
While Renezeder makes winning look easy, the competition in LOORRS is anything but. To win a LOORRS race a driver needs tenacity, finesse, assertiveness and a good set of General Tire Red Letter Grabbers. The combination of changing track conditions, truck set-up and the other 15+ drivers around you, make for some dicey situations but Renezeder has the right combination figured out and we sat down with him this week to find out how he makes the on-track magic happen. Here’s what he had to say:
Miller Motorsports Park is giving one lucky winner a weekend VIP Experience for two to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event on June 21st – 23rd. The VIP Experience includes two hospitality tickets, a personal meet-and-greet with the ReadyLIFT race team, a ride-a-long in the pace truck, lunch in the Lucas Oil VIP tent and a Lucas Oil swag bag. The winner and his or her guest will get to spend the day with series sponsors, Lucas Oil staff, professional race teams and industry VIP’s.
And that’s not all… the lucky winner of the Miller Motorsports Park VIP contest will also take home a brand new Nixon 51-30 watch.
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January 14, 2013 – The Lucas Off-Road Racing Series – the pinnacle of off road short course racing is rapidly climbing up the leader board of televised motor sports and is now ranked second only to NASCAR in cumulative on-air hours. The 15 race series plus the season ending *”Challenge Cup” will air a total of 110 hours of original first run programming. These include 8 one hour shows on CBS; 32 one hour shows on CBS Sport Network, (64 hours with re-airs); 8 one hour shows on NBC Sports Network (16 hours with re-airs); 30 one hour shows on SPEED (60 hours with re-airs) and 32 one hour shows on MAVTV (64 hours with re-airs).
According to Joyce Julius and Associates – the independent sports and special event evaluator of corporate sponsorships, the 2012 Lucas Off Road Racing Series – generated over $65 million in value for series sponsors with an additional $48.4 million in value for team sponsors.Live race attendance was also up a substantial 13% in 2012..
Corona, CA – (September 20, 2012) – Executives at CBS Sports Network have announced their second “marathon” of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series coverage next weekend, with a six-hour, back-to-back block of Pro Lite Unlimited competition from Miller Motorsports Park and Glen Helen Raceway. The CBS Sports Network Pro Lite broadcasts are scheduled for Sunday, September 29th beginning at 5:00pm (EST).
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (September 19, 2012) — The Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge returns to Miller Motorsports Park this Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, bringing one of the most unique off-road events ever seen in Utah back for a second consecutive year.
Ultra4 Racing grew out of a now-legendary off-road race called King of the Hammers, which was the result of a bet six years ago that culminated in a race for bragging rights and a case of beer among 13 friends. The King of the Hammers, held annually in Johnson Valley, California, combines two of the most popular forms of off-roading – rock-crawling and high-speed off-road racing. That one epic race has now resulted in the Ultra4 Pro Racing Series, a three-race championship that includes the Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park.
Starting with CBS Sports Spectacular on Saturday at 1:30 PM (EST) the action kicks off with Round 10 of Lucas Oil Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro 2 Unlimited truck racing from Glen Helen in San Bernardino, CA.
You won’t want to miss the exciting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat off excitement that the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series consistently delivers. The Glen Helen Rounds were held under the lights and all the drivers put on a great show with spectacular racing and even more spectacular carnage.