Well here it is............everything but.....UTV's.
news of this series was leaked by one of the top UTV engine builder there is, and then hes not included. Seems odd.
The Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series
Kicks Up the Dirt For The 2009 Short Course Season
Hesperia, CA (January 9, 2009) Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series will kick off its 2009 inaugural season on April 4th & 5th at the Primm Valley Motorsports Complex in Primm, NV.
“Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series will prove to be the premier short course racing series in 2009.”
– Tony Vanillo, CEO, Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series
The 2009 schedule is as follows:
l April 4-5 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex, Primm NV
l May 2-3 Speedworld Motorsports Park, Wittmann, AZ
l June 27-28 Kal Gard Motorsports Complex, Lake Elsinore, CA
l Aug 22-23 Kal Gard Motorsports Complex, Lake Elsinore, CA
l Oct 17-18 Speedworld Motorsports Park, Wittmann, AZ
l Nov 14-15 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex, Primm, NV
“Lucas Oil Products is lending its full support to Tony and Sherry Vanillo, to help guide short course off-road racing in a new direction. Lucas Oil has been involved in off-road racing for almost twenty years and I cannot remember a time when the sport has needed leadership more than now. I believe the Vanillos have the right business concept, the sponsorship support, driver support and promoter involvement to make this new series viable. Lucas Oil is committed to this Series and is proud to have it called the Lucas Oil American Off Road Series. Lucas Oil Studios will be providing the television production services, with 13 original one hour HD episodes airing on SPEED. Additional coverage of selected classes within this Series will also be featured on the Outdoor Channel.” - Bob Patison, Executive Vice-President, Lucas Oil Products
"We are very excited to be involved with the series and to be working with companies like Lucas Oil and General Tire. This marks a new and great direction in off-road motorsports. We are proud to be a part of it." - Mike DeFord, Bully Dog Technologies
“General Tire is proud to be apart of the Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series in its inaugural year. General Tire has had a long standing partnership with Lucas Oil and this is just the next step in our continued support of Lucas Oil events. We are committed to providing products for short course racing in 2009 and will continue to support the off-road community with the same excitement General Tire brought to desert racing in 2008.”
- Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing, General Tire
This high impact, televised series will showcase the following 2WD & 4WD truck classes:
l Unlimited 4 Full-size 4WD race vehicles, V8 engines, 800 + HP
l Unlimited 2 Full-size 2WD race vehicles, V8 engines, 800 + HP
l Unlimited Lite Compact/Mid-sized 2WD race vehicles, 4 cylinder engines, 300 HP
l Super Lite Mid-size 2WD, two seat, 200 HP
l Unlimited Buggy 1650 cc water-cooled 4 cylinder and VW Type 1 engine
l Limited Buggy 1600 cc VW Type 1 engine
l KART Single seat, custom-built mini race trucks, Drivers 8 - 15 yrs old. 50 MPH
Additional Sponsors and Sponsorship packages will be announced in upcoming weeks.
About Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series
Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series was formed by Tony Vanillo in 2009. Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series is based in Hesperia, California and is a short course racing sanctioning body. The series was born from a style of racing which began in the early 70’s and hit mainstream in 2006. Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series brings intense, adrenaline, action-packed racing to spectators and television viewers. American Off Road Series 2009