CORONA, California (November 24, 2016) – The request have been heard and in 2017 the UTV’s will be coming back to the largest short course off road series on the planet! the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO.
Production 1000 UTVs, the fastest-growing class at the Lucas Oil Regional level and a hit with fans during the national series final weekend of the 2016 season in Chandler, Arizona has been added to the LOORRS national event schedule for 2017.
“We were impressed with the close, exciting racing and the business-like approach of all the teams during the Challenge Cup weekend. That made our decision to elevate them to the national level an easy one,” series director Ritchie Lewis said. “Our racing is the best anyone can find in the short-course off road discipline, but we've been looking for ways to make it even better and this is one of them. I'm confident that the UTVs are going to become a can't miss attraction.”
The Production 1000 UTVs are on the schedule for all eight national weekends, which will expose them to new venues and new audiences across the country, and their races will be featured on LucasOilRacing.TV broadcasts of all 15 rounds of the championship season and the Challenge Cup.
The UTV manufacturers and after-market suppliers have shown their excitement for the changes and their confidence in the class by stepping up their support of the teams and the series and expanding their promotional efforts. They've also worked with series officials on a rules package that will keep the costs down for everyone.
Tentative race-day scheduling plans have the UTVs and Modified Karts opening each program with their races early in the afternoon or evening and they will be followed by the four action packed Pro class main events.
“From what we've seen the Production 1000 UTVs have unlimited potential for growth and we're excited to be able to watch and share in that,” Lewis said.