Indianapolis, Ind. (November 7, 2003)-The 2004 CORR Lucas Oil Series Race Schedule was released, with Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas as the latest addition to the series schedule. The CORR Lucas Oil Pro and Sportsman Series will visit Heartland Park on July 10-11, 2004.
"The CORR event coming to Heartland Park Topeka in July of 2004 will be one of the best events of the year," said Heartland Park Topeka owner Raymond Irwin. "The Saturday night and Sunday day show on July 10th and 11th will be the first event of the second half of the CORR season and will be the only night race they have all year long."
Championship Off Road Racing competed at Heartland Park Topeka in 2000 and 2001. Irwin purchased the multi-purpose racing facility in 2003, and invited the CORR Lucas Oil Series to be part of its race schedule in 2004. The CORR Lucas Oil Series will compete on the existing half-mile dirt oval. Irwin also owns Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Rockton, Illinois. Heartland Park hosts many racing events throughout the year, including the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
"Competitors from all over the United States will converge on Topeka for this show. When Marty Reid announced the addition of the Heartland Park Topeka event at the CORR annual awards banquet, the announcement was met with great applause," Irwin said.
"Heartland Park welcomes the return of the CORR Lucas Oil Series as part of our expanding schedule as an entertainment destination for the Midwest," noted Irwin.
14 Rounds of racing in Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas and New York will be part of the 2004 Pro Series. The Sportsman Series will have 12 Rounds of competition. For the second year, the CORR Lucas Oil Series will open Memorial Day weekend at the Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, Wisconsin on May 29-30. At its inaugural event in 2003, the drivers likened the track to Bristol Motor Speedway. The short track offered racing action that the Championship Off Road Racing drivers had not experienced in quite some time.
The Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wisconsin and the Crandon International Off Road Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin will continue their long-established relationship with off-road racing on June 12-13 (Antigo) and June 26-27 (Crandon).
After the drivers in the Pro and Sportsman Series visit Topeka on July 10- 11, the Bark River Off Road Raceway in Bark River, Michigan will host their traditional two rounds of racing on August 14-15. For more than 25 years, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has established itself as an integral part of off-road racing.
The Sportsman Series will conclude Labor Day weekend at the Crandon International Off Road Raceway on September 4 and 5. Always one of the most well known off-road racing events, more than 40,000 spectators make the trip to Crandon Labor Day weekend.
The CORR Lucas Oil Pro Series will wrap up at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, New York on September 18-19. Unadilla built its reputation as one of the hosts of the AMA U.S. Motocross Championships. 2004 will be the third year Unadilla will host the CORR Lucas Oil Series.