Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a short course off-road racing series in the United States and also in Mexico beginning in 2015. The series features events in Arizona, California, Nevada, Missouri and also host a weekend of racing in Ensenada, Mexico at Baja International Short Course near Estero Beach. The title sponsor for the series is Lucas Oil. It effectively replaced the CORR series.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
CategoryOff-road racing
Inaugural season2009
Official websitewww.lucasoiloffroad.com

HistoryEdit

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 become 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]

In December of 2018, the series announced plans to create a historic and long awaited short course unification race [4] to take place in June of 2019 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Regular LOORRS Racers competing against the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League Racers with drivers from each series would be able to win points for their respective championships. Unfortunately an untimely tornado[5] wreaked havoc in the area and severely damaged the track forcing official to cancel the event.

ClassesEdit

Current

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series currently has 9 classes:

  • Pro 4 Unlimited: Full-sized 4-wheel-drive race truck, over 700 hp.
  • Pro 2 Unlimited: Full-sized 2-wheel-drive race truck, over 700 hp.
  • Pro Lite Unlimited: Mid-sized 2-wheel-drive race truck built on a standardized chassis, over 450 hp.
  • Pro Buggy: Open-wheel buggies with up to 2000 cc motors (dependent on design and manufacturer), 210 hp.
  • Production Turbo UTV: Stock 100 cc 2 seat UTV, 130-160 hp.
  • Production 1000 UTV: Stock 100 cc 2 seat UTV, 80-110 hp.
  • Modified Kart: Advanced kart class utilizing 250 cc or 450 cc 48 hp motorcycle motors; for kids ages 10–15.
  • Junior 2 Kart: Intermediate spec kart class utilizing the Honda GX390 390 cc 12 hp motor; for kids ages 8–15.
  • Junior 1 Kart: Beginner spec kart class utilizing the Subaru EX27 266 cc 9hp motor; for kids ages 8–15.
Former
  • Limited Buggy: Open-wheel buggies with Type 1 1600 cc VW engines.
  • Unlimited UTV: Heavily modified UTV utilizing up to 1000 cc engines.
  • SR1 UTV: Heavily modified Yamaha Rhino or Kawasaki Teryx spec class utilizing the Yamaha R1 or Kawasaki ZX-10 1000 cc street bike motor.
  • SuperLite: Spec 2-wheel-drive truck regulated by the SuperLite Championship Series.

ChampionsEdit

 
2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Pro 4 champion Kyle Leduc
 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Pro 2 champion Brian Deegan
 
2016 The first female Modified Kart Champion Hailie Deegan

Pro 4Edit

Pro 2Edit

Pro Lite UnlimitedEdit

Pro BuggyEdit

  • 2018 Darren Hardesty
  • 2017 Darren Hardesty
  • 2016 Darren Hardesty
  • 2015 Garrett George[16]
  • 2014 Chad George[17]
  • 2013 Steven Greinke[8]
  • 2012 Steven Greinke
  • 2011 Mike Porter
  • 2010 Cameron Steele
  • 2009 Chuck Cheek

Modified KartsEdit

Junior 2 KartsEdit

Junior 1 KartsEdit

  • 2018 Jake Bollman[29]
  • 2015 Kali Kinsman[30]
  • 2014 Mason Prater[31]
  • 2013 Ricky Gutierrez[32]
  • 2012 Conner McMullen
  • 2011 Broc Dickerson
  • 2010 Brock Heger
  • 2009 Sheldon Creed

Production 1000 UTVEdit

  • 2018 Brock Heger
  • 2017 Brock Heger

Turbo UTVEdit

  • 2018 Corry Weller

Unlimited UTVEdit

  • 2011 RJ Anderson
  • 2010 Chad George
  • 2009 Chad George

Super LiteEdit

Limited BuggyEdit

  • 2012 John Fitzgerald
  • 2011 Curt Geer
  • 2010 Justin Smith
  • 2009 Bruce Fraley

SR1 UTVEdit

  • 2011 Corry Weller
  • 2010 Tyler Herzog

Modified UTVEdit

  • 2009 Dan Kelly

Limited UTVEdit

  • 2009 Hans Waage

TracksEdit

The series has hosted race weekends at the following tracks:

Television coverageEdit

For the 2015 season, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series was aired on several different networks with 8 confirmed one-hour episodes in HD on CBS and 32 confirmed HD episodes on both CBS Sports Network and MavTV.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "First-Ever Unification Race is a Go". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  5. ^ "The speedway blames a possible tornado". www.AutoBlog.com. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  6. ^ "2015 Pro 4 official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "2014 Pro 4 official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e Neth, Scott. "Champions crowned at Lake Elsinore". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pro 4 Unlimited 2011". LOORRS. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  10. ^ "2015 Pro 2 official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "2014 Pro 2 official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Pro 2 Unlimited 2011". LOORRS Pro 2 Unl. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  13. ^ "2015 Pro Lite official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "2014 Pro Lite official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "2011 Pro Lite Unlimited points". LOORRS. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  16. ^ "2015 Pro Buggy official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  17. ^ "2014 Pro Buggy official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  18. ^ "2019 Modified Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  19. ^ "2018 Modified Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "2017 Modified Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "2016 Modified Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  22. ^ "2015 Modified Karts official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  23. ^ "2014 Modified Karts official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  24. ^ "2018 Junior 2 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  25. ^ "2017 Junior 2 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  26. ^ "2015 Junior 2 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  27. ^ "2014 Junior 2 Karts official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  28. ^ "2013 Junior 2 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  29. ^ "2018 Junior 1 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "2015 Junior 1 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  31. ^ "2014 Junior 1 Karts official points standings". Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  32. ^ "2013 Junior 1 Karts official points standings". mylaps speedhive. Retrieved October 25, 2013.

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