CORR'S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEBUT A SUCCESS
2006 SERIES SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE WEST COAST STOPS
Los Angeles, CA (October 12, 2005) -- Championship Off Road Racing's (CORR) recent debut in Southern California was deemed a complete success by CORR officials. The Nissan Off-Road Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, CORR's first weekend of off-road racing ever in Southern California, saw an attendance of close to 30,000 with attendance jumping to over 30,000 for the CORR Championship Cup Shoot Out on the second weekend!
Each of the inaugural stops also saw a record number of racers entered with more than 150 off road pros and novices registered to compete in eight classes. Event excitement also piqued during the two history making weekends with superstar guest drivers coming out to compete...seven-time Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath, raced all four days and came close to podium finishes twice with two fourth-place finishes. Also, foraying into the off road mix was NASCAR great Boris Said, IRL phenome Roberto Guerro as well as West Coast Choppers/Monster Garage's pop icon Jesse James and Supercross/FMX superstar Travis Pastrana.
Taking into consideration the tremendous response received throughout each of these two Southern California weekends, CORR will add four West Coast stops to the series -- two weekends in San Diego and two weekends in the greater Los Angeles area. The 14 round series continues in the Midwest with two Crandon weekends and the Bark River stop rounding out the Championship Off Road racing 2006 series schedule.
"We are at a crucial point with this series, which is poised for growth and ready to move to the next level," added Jim Baldwin, CORR's owner. "The 2006 season will have great racing, in some new venues, and continue to have great racing in some existing venues." "From a sponsor stand point, interest within the series is at an all-time high as is support from many of the ancillary companies involved with the sport." "It's truly an exciting time for Championship Off Road Racing!"