Sparks, NV – Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) unveiled its 2013 race series today, with a new date for the popular USA 500 and additional short course races at Prairie City outside Sacramento.

VORRA, celebrating its 38th year of racing, is one of the only off road series in the U.S. offering a mix of short course and desert races. Always looking to innovate, VORRA ran a 24 hour endurance race in 2011, introduced short course double-headers in 2012 and now is adding two more short course dates for 2013.

“We listened to our racers who said they wanted more short course racing and have added two dates – one in the spring and one in the fall,” said race series owner Wes Harbor. “We’ve also switched the USA 500 to Labor Day Weekend to accommodate teams with other commitments.”

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 15, 2012) – Following months of anticipation, this Saturday, May 19, the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will commence with the 44th running of the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic from Prairie City OHV Park in Sacramento, Calif. Crisscrossing the United States, three world-class racing divisions—the 450 Class, 250 Class, and Women’s Motocross Championship (WMX)—will embark on a summer-long battle for the most prestigious championship in motocross.

The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club will make sure the competitors face a challenge when they visit the iconic track, which features plenty of elevation changes, highly technical obstacles, and a bowl-like layout that lends itself to spectacular sightlines from almost any vantage point. As the longest-running event on the schedule, the Hangtown Motocross Classic even precedes what is now known as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and boasts a devoted local following.

Hangtown also signifies the start of the 2012 broadcast package with NBC Sports and FUEL TV. Opening motos will be showcased live on FUEL TV and beginning at 4 p.m. EST, while same-day coverage of the second motos can be seen on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 a.m. EST.

Sparks, NV – Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) unveiled its 2012 race series today, with plans to expand on the popular USA 500 and returning to Fallon, Nevada for a 250-mile night race.

VORRA, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010, is one of the only off road series in the U.S. to offer a mix of short course and desert races. In 2011 series organizers added the USA 500 and “The 24” desert endurance race, during which winner Sam Berri recorded the longest desert race distance in the U.S., covering 1,024 miles.

“For 2012, we want to build on the success of the USA 500 and revisit a racer favorite, the Fallon 250 night race,” said Race Director Wes Harbor. “We’ll also be launching an expanded contingency program and doing proactive outreach to new racers.”

The 2012 series also includes four short course races at Prairie City OHV Park east of Sacramento, Calif., and the Yerington 300, one of VORRA’s most popular courses complete with the traditional parade down Main Street. 

VORRA will also unveil an expanded contingency program with more sponsors and continue its one of a kind entry fee schedule that reduces fees as car counts increase. VORRA’s entry fees are already some of the most affordable in off road racing.

“We listened to our racers and designed the 2012 season to provide a challenging and diverse set of races that won’t break the bank,” Harbor said. “We’ll also be working to introduce a whole new generation of racers to the sport. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

March 24-26 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

April 21-22 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

May 26-28 – USA 500 Desert Race – Reno/Sparks, NV

July 14-15 – 250 Mile Night Race – Fallon, NV

September 1-3 – Yerington 300 Desert Race — Yerington, NV

October 6-7 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

October 27-28 — Short Course — Prairie City OHV Park, Folsom, CA

The Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 by Ed Robinson as a family-oriented organization.  It is led by current promoter Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garages” and continues to keep the entry fees to a minimum while maintaining a high quality racing experience. For more information, visit or call 877-418-6772.

Shingle Springs, CA – After a first place overall podium finish and winning the UTV1000 class at Round 1 of the Valley Off-Road Racing Association (VORRA) series, Jon Crowley seeks to DOMINATE Round 2 in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx 4×4 UTV.

The 2011 season is shaping to be a great season, as Jon holds the early points lead going into this weekend’s second short course race of the year at Prairie City OHV Park.  The 7-round series consists of 4 short course races and 3 desert races including the only 24-Hour Endurance race for UTV’s.

When asked about the 2011 VORRA season he commented, “This season will be tough and rugged. With a combination of short course and desert races, my Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be on its game, and the rest falls into my hands at the wheel.”

Jon Crowley is proving that his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx is possibly the most versatile UTV in the circuit. His 999cc equipped MONSTER features a +4″ Funco Suspension set-up accompanied by Fox Racing Shox 2.0 DSC’s, which allows him to run and WIN in the same vehicle throughout the year.

Jon explained, “Where others have dedicated vehicles for short course or desert, we’ve found the right combination to be BETTER and FASTER in the same vehicle all year long. The Funco suspension is truly an all-around system that only requires some fine adjustments on the Fox Racing Shox. Muzzy’s Performance power is pushing me to the front, and no matter how much power I throw at them, the Pit Bull Tires keep on grabbing!”

This weekend’s race at Prairie City OHV Park, just outside of Sacramento, will be challenging, but the Crowley Off-Road Racing team knows that the Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be tough to beat. Follow and stay tuned to for the latest results, photos, and videos.