Corona, California (April 16, 2009) - The exciting, side by side, door banging action of UTV racing will make its Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series debut in Surprise, Arizona on May 2nd and 3rd. Through an agreement finalized this week, the UTV Classes will be presented by UTV aftermarket industry leader Dragonfire Racing. This agreement will allow Pro UTV Racers to race for an attractive purse each weekend while contending for the Dragonfire UTV World Cup Trophy and year-end Championship Purse. "I'm excited to see UTVs in the huge arena of short course racing," stated President and Founder of Dragonfire Racing, Todd Romano. "This gives us a great opportunity to work with the teams that race while also reaching out to the UTV community that utilizes our products. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series provides a large venue to feature these vehicles. We're thrilled to be a part of it."
While their products are known and distributed globally, Dragonfire, based in Mesa, Arizona, looks to a be strong local marketing partner as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its first appearance in Arizona. Said Lucas Oil's Bob Patison,"We're pleased to have UTV Racing in the series and to be working with Todd Romano and his team. There seems to be no limit to the growth in the UTV market and through this partnership we will be able to bring UTV racing to our event program." Regarding the possibility of television coverage for the UTV class, Patison continued, "These are closely matched vehicles with tight racing so there is a great opportunity to provide some fantastic exposure for UTV racing."
The UTV Classes, while on the track running simultaneously will compete in three distinct classes:
Unlimited UTV - Heavily Modified UTV up to 800cc in displacement.
This class will compete for race purse as well as the Dragonfire World Cup
Limited UTV - Limited Class utilizing stock unmodified UTV frame and bolt on aftermarket parts. Prize package and merchandise presented by Dragonfire Racing
Modified UTV - Developmental Modified Class Utilizing up to 1000cc displacement. Prize package and merchandise presented by Dragonfire Racing.
For driver and class racing information please contact Lee Perfect at [email protected]
The Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, LOORRS brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. For more information please visit Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series