gAs TORC gets ready for their final race weekend in Primm, NV, they are also preparing to host over 140 golfers for the Rick Huseman Charity Golf Tournament. Last year was the first time TORC had put together the event and after great success, it is time for round 2. This years event will Tee off on September 26th, with a shotgun start at 9am.

Primm Valley Resorts and their team are excited to partner with TORC and the Huseman Family. The tournament will take place on their Desert course, which is the ideal setting to host a Charity Tournament in remembrance of a fellow off-road racer. As participants play their way through the scenic course, they will have the opportunity to participate in multiple casual games and contest – longest drive, closest to the pin, lob the grenade, and many others.

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is bringing its short-course off-road racing show to the motorsports Mecca of Las Vegas this Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th.

For several days now the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series advance team has been busy turning the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s dirt track into a challenging short-course off-road racing venue complete with multiple high banked turns and jumps that are guaranteed to push the drivers and their vehicles to the limit.

Rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2011 season will again feature their 11 racing divisions, ranging from youngsters in custom built karts to full sized trucks churning out 800-plus horsepower.

With the conclusion of the current season a little over one month away, championship points are more important than ever and the drivers are expected to push a little harder to collect podium points for finish positions one through three. Many of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series divisions are currently featuring championship battles that are still too close to call.

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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With a little more than a month before the 2011 short course season kicks-off at Firebird International Raceway, defending Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro 4 Unlimited champion Rick Huseman added a final exclamation point to his historic 2010 campaign by being honored by Ryan Communications Group’s (RCG) Dirt Sports Magazine as “2010 Driver of the Year.” The talented and determined Huseman took top honors in this year’s selection, but was also joined by fellow racers David Caspino as “2010 Desert Racer of the Year,” Loren Healy as “2010 Rock Racer of the Year,” and young Colton “CJ” Greaves, who was named as the magazine’s “2010 Rookie of the Year.”

Last season, Huseman piloted the Rick Huseman Racing (RHR) black #36 Monster Energy/Traxxas/ BFGoodrich Tires/ Method Race Wheels/Mastercraft Safety/Oakley/KC HiLites Toyota Tundra to a record 10 LOORRS race wins – a professional short course record. Along with his LOORRS championship, the Riverside, Calif. resident also managed to claim runner-up honors in the Traxxas TORC series, with five PRO 4×4 race wins and five Oakley Bomb awards for posting the fastest race lap.