Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
Category Off-road racing
Inaugural season 2009
Official website www.lucasoiloffroad.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a short course off-road racing series in the United States. The series features events on the West Coast of the United States. The title sponsor for the series is Lucas Oil. It effectively replaced the CORR series.

History[edit]

There were two large sanctioning bodies in short course off-road racing for 2008: CORR and WSORR. CORR had been sanctioning events on the West Coast and WSORR had sanctioned Midwestern events. CORR closed before the end of the 2008 season and canceled its final two racing weekends. LOORRS took over the sanctioning of most of the West Coast events; and TORC, The Off Road Championship, took over most of the Midwestern events.

The LOORRS series was founded for the 2009 season by Lucas Oil and its head Forrest Lucas.[1] Carl Renezeder made short course off-road racing history in 2009 when he won the Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 class to became the first driver to win seven national championships.[2]

In December 2012, LOORRS announced that Ritchie Lewis would be taking over as the series' director.[3] He announced the 2013 series schedule; it would continue racing at most of the same tracks.[3] He also announced that Lucas would be building tracks at San Angelo, Texas and Lucas Oil Speedway to be used in 2014.[3]

Classes[edit]

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has 11 classes:

  • Pro 4 Unlimited: Full sized 4 wheel drive race truck;
  • Pro 2 Unlimited: Full sized 2 wheel drive race truck;
  • Pro Lite Unlimited: Mid sized 2 wheel drive race truck built on a standardized chassis;
  • Pro Buggy Unlimited: Open wheel buggies with 1650 cc to 2400 cc motors (dependent on design and manufacturer);
  • SuperLite: Spec 2 wheel drive truck regulated by the SuperLite Championship Series;
  • Limited Buggy: Open wheel buggies with Type 1 1600 cc VW engines;
  • Unlimited UTV: Heavily modified UTV utilizing up to 1000cc engines;
  • Sr1 UTV: Heavily modified Yamaha Rhino or Kawasaki Teryx spec class utilizing the Yamaha R1 or Kawasaki ZX-10 1000cc street bike motor;
  • Modified Kart: Advanced kart class for kids ages 10–15 utilizing 250cc or 450cc motorcycle or quad motors;
  • Junior 2 Kart: Intermediate spec kart class for kids ages 8–15 utilizing the Honda GX390 390cc motor;
  • Junior 1 Kart: Beginning spec kart class for kids ages 8–15 utilizing the Subaru EX27 266cc motor

The premier classes are the Unlimited 4 (4-wheel-drive) and Unlimited 2 (2-wheel-drive) trophy truck The Unlimited Lites class has compact to mid-sized 2-wheel-drive trucks with 4 cylinder engines.

Champions[edit]

Pro 4 Unlimited[edit]

Pro 2 Unlimited[edit]

Pro Lite Unlimited[edit]

Super Lite[edit]

Sheldon Creed
  • 2012 Sheldon Creed
  • 2011 Chad George
  • 2010 Jeremy Stenberg
  • 2009 John Harrah

Pro Buggy Unlimited[edit]

  • 2013 Steven Greinke[4]
  • 2010 Cameron Steele
  • 2009 Chuck Cheek

Limited Buggy[edit]

  • 2010 Justin Smith
  • 2009 Bruce Fraley

Junior 1 Karts[edit]

  • 2013 Ricky Gutierrez[4]
  • 2010 Brock Heger
  • 2009 Sheldon Creed

Junior 2 Karts[edit]

  • 2013 Hailie Deegan[4]
  • 2010 Sheldon Creed
  • 2009 Dustin Grabowski

Modified Karts[edit]

  • 2013 Myles Cheek[4]
  • 2010 Mitchell Dejong
  • 2009 Sheldon Creed

Limited UTV[edit]

  • 2009 Hans Waage

Unlimited UTV[edit]

  • 2010 Chad George
  • 2009 Chad George

Modified UTV[edit]

  • 2009 Dan Kelly

SR1 UTV[edit]

  • 2010 Tyler Herzog

Tracks[edit]

The series hosted race weekends at following tracks:

Television coverage[edit]

For the 2011 season, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series was aired on several different networks with 8 confirmed one hour episodes in HD on CBS, 30 confirmed HD episodes on SPEED, 16 confirmed HD episodes on Versus and 16 confirmed HD episodes on MavTV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leduc Brothers Dominate at Rockstar Energy Drink's Lucas Oil Off Road Race in Lake Elsinore". Racing West. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Team General Tire's Carl Renezeder Makes History With U2 and U4 Championships". The Auto Channel. November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lucas Oil Announces New Schedule, New Tracks, and New Management for Lucas Off Road Racing Series". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Neth, Scott. "Champions crowned at Lake Elsinore". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pro 4 Unlimited 2011". LOORRS. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pro 2 Unlimited 2011". LOORRS Pro 2 Unl. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011 Pro Lite Unlimited points". LOORRS. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 

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