Short course off road racing championship kicks off 2019 season under lights at SoCal Shootout

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Photo Courtesy LOORRS: The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be taking place at Glen Helen Raceway this Saturday where off road racers will be pitted against each other in various classes of trucks and buggies.
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The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, (LOORRS) will bring its one-of-a-kind brand of high-flying, door-banging excitement to the off road Mecca of Southern California on Saturday, March 16, when the General Tire SoCal Shootout, presented by K&N Filters, kicks off the 2019 season under the lights from San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Raceway. As the most competitive championship in the sport, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series pits the most talented off road racers on the planet against one another across a growing collection of fan-friendly, pulse-pounding racetracks, and has emerged as the world’s premier short course off road racing series.

Nestled deep in the foothills of San Bernardino lays historic Glen Helen Raceway. The perfect location for outdoor motorsports excitement, this legendary venue has been thrilling racing fans in Southern California for over 30 years. It’s only fitting that the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season will start here for the first time in its history. Various classes of trucks and buggies will be tested against the tight and technical elements built into the rustic California landscape, and to add to the excitement, the SoCal Shootout will be a nighttime showcase, where the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric under the bright lights and starry skies.

Leading the way into the 2019 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season are a pair of champions that occupy each end of the sport’s spectrum – the crafty and experienced veteran, and the exciting young prodigy.

Pro 2 Champion Rob MacCachren is a living legend in the world of off road. In a career that spans all the way back to 1982, the 53-year-old Las Vegas native has won everything there is to win in this sport over the past three decades, including four victories in the famed Baja 1000. He is now a five-time champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’ 4×2 truck division, and has amassed a total of eight career short course off road titles to make him one of the winningest drivers in the history of the sport.

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Rising star RJ Anderson parlayed a breakout 2018 season into his first Pro 4 Championship. The Riverside, California, native was born into the sport with the help of his father, Randy, who served as the longtime crew chief of Walker Evans, arguably the biggest name in the history of off road racing. As a result, RJ’s career path was all but destined to bring success and by the age of 14 he was already turning heads with his raw talent. In the 10 years since, Anderson has won multiple championships and has established himself as arguably the next off road superstar by capturing the crown in the 4×4 truck division.

Flanking these two champions in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’ showcase classes is a star-studded list of world class talent, including the likes of freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan (Temecula), Kyle LeDuc (Temecula), Scott Douglas (El Cajon), Bryce Menzies (Las Vegas), Rodrigo Ampudia (Baja, Mexico), and more. 

While the big, powerful trucks of Pro 2 and Pro 4 are often the show stoppers, a total of nine different classes combine to provide an exceptionally competitive and captivating night of racing where men, women, boys, and girls of all ages will duke it out in a battle for victory. Few sports are as inclusive and family friendly as short course off road racing, and as a result the Lucas Off Road Racing Series has served as the launching pad for many budding careers, such as that of NASCAR rising star Hailie Deegan.

General Tire SoCal Shootout 

March 16, 2019

Round 1: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

Glen Helen Raceway 

18585 Verdemont Ranch Road

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Race Day Schedule:

4:00 p.m. Gates Open

·       Live Family Friendly Performances in the Midway

·       Kids Zone

4:30 p.m. Driver Autograph Session

5:00 p.m. Lower Division Races

·       RZR 170

·       JR 2

·       Mod Kart

·       Turbo UTV

7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & National Division Races

·       Pro 2

·       UTV

·       Pro Buggy

·       Pro Lite

·       Pro 4

Ticket Info:

General Admission: $30 Adults (+16)

$10 Kids (6-15)

5 & Under FREE

Tickets for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series are available at http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com.

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