Hot Heats on Dirt
It was an unseasonably warm fall weekend when the folks from Lucas Oil brought their exciting 2009 racing series back to Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, Arizona. This was the fifth of six race weekends (Rounds 9 and 10) so the championship battles were drawing near the end.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) is wrapping up its inaugural year and the response to the series has been encouraging. Classes include karts for the kids, UTVs, buggies, and four classes of trucks from the light-weight Superlite trucks to the ground pounding unlimited 4WDs.
We had the chance to see the action both weekend days and it proved to be fast paced and exciting. Qualifying laps had been run on Friday and practice times were set each morning. When the green flag dropped, racers tackled a diverse track that included some tight turns, jumps, long straights and a couple of broad high-speed turns. With all the classes, there were a good number of races each day and the track crew kept the action moving along.
The 2010 season has already been planned out and looks to be even bigger and better as the events have gained in popularity. The schedule holds fifteen championship rounds of racing that will be held over eight weekends in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The races start in March and run through December. You can get all the details at: lucasoiloffroadracing.com