Corona, CA (February 18, 2013) - The Southern California Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series presented by Kartek is set to kick off this Saturday in Devore, California at the world famous Glen Helen Raceway Park. Known for bringing affordable grassroots short course racing to Southern California racers, the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2010. With 18 classes competing in 6 rounds, the 2013 season is shaping up to be a landmark season for the flourishing series.
Racers and fans alike will be treated to breathtaking race action that features some of the top short course racers in the world. Being the first southern California short course race of the year, the opening round of the regional series attracts top LOORRS racers who use the event to test new vehicles and brush up on their driving. This weekend you will see some of the hottest prospects in short course racing. Drivers like Myles Cheek, Sheldon Creed and Geoffrey Cooley will be on the track honing in their race skills with aspirations of short course stardom.
"The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series is our fastest growing series and affords teams the opportunity to compete in an economical one-day racing format with significantly lower travel costs," said Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series Marketing and Sponsorship Director Ken Johnson. "Last year, spectator attendance at the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series grew 74% and driver entries grew an incredible 94%. With the overwhelming support of the off road industry, the Arizona, Utah and So Cal Regionals series have a promising future. For instance, In 2012 we did a soft launch of the Stock Polaris XP class and since then the news has spread like wildfire. We are expecting up to 15 Stock XP's at round 1 and possible 30+ by the end of the season. On top of that, all of our other classes have seen major growth and we are excited to see what 2013 will bring."
To see round 1 of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series be sure to come to Glen Helen Raceway this Saturday, February 23rd. Qualifying starts at 10:00 and racing action starts at 1:00. Gate Fee is $10.
2013 Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series Classes
AM Ortega JR1 Kart
CMI Precision JR2 Kart
Titan Electric Modified Kart
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Mini Stock Class
Currie Enterprises Ultra4
Black Rhino UTV
Walker Evans Stock XP900 Class
Trophy Kart Adult Trophy Kart Class
Weller Racing SR1 Class
Alumi Craft Limited Buggy
Method Race Wheels Pro Open
Schedule 2013 Lucas Oil Southern California Regional Series presented by Kartek
Feb. 23 – Glen Helen Raceway
April 13 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
June 8 – Glen Helen Raceway
July 13 – Glen Helen Raceway
Sept. 7 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Oct.12 – Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Regional Series Shootout
Lucas Oil would like to thank all of the sponsors who have stepped in to support grassroots short course racing!
2013 Sponsors; Kartek Off Road, Optima Batteries, ReadyLIFT Suspension, Team Associated, Mastercraft Safety, L&G Enterprises/The Custom Truck Shop, AM Ortega, CMI Precision, Titan Electric, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Currie Enterprises, Black Rhino, Walker Evans, Trophy Kart, Weller Racing, AlumiCraft , Bosch Power Tools, ProArmor, and Method Race Wheels.
About the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series
The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series was launched in 2010 and was incorporated into Lucas Oil's extensive family of motorsports racing series. Acting as a purposeful feeder program to grow new and young talent, the regional off road series is a perfect complement to the hugely successful Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series featuring national and pro level competition. The goal of the regional series has been achieved by bringing affordable grassroots short course racing to fans, sponsors and racers in and around the South West.
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