It all came down to the second weekend of December in Chandler, Arizona, to finish up an exciting 2011 season for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS). Saturday saw the final series race in this third year of LOORS competition. Then on Sunday, the racers pulled out all stops to compete fiercely in the Challenge Cup offering over $100,000 in prize money.
The season competition classes include karts for the kids, UTVs, buggies, and four classes of trucks from the svelte Superlite trucks to the thunderous unlimited Pro trucks. Qualifying laps had been run on Friday and practice times were set in the mornings. The track officials kept the races moving to keep the crowd entertained and the volunteer track crews helped out with flagging and issues around the course.
The upcoming 2012 season, plus the Challenge Cup Race, has already been planned out. Races will return to many of the familiar tracks, along with a Labor Day weekend event in Reno, Nevada. The schedule again holds fifteen championship rounds of racing over eight weekends in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. The races start in March and run through October. You can get all the details at www.lucasoiloffroad.com.