Super Buggy Promoted to WSORR PRO Class for 2008, Ultra 4x4 Class Prepares for Launch
CRANDON, Wisc. The Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) has announced the elevation of one of its race classes to PRO designation and the on-going development of a new PRO class.
Designated as a PRO race class in 2008 are WSORR's Super Buggy racers. Super Buggies are custom-built single-seat, four-wheeled vehicles with various manufacturer motors limited between 1650 and 1915 cc's. These 200 horsepower machines have unlimited suspensions and the result is some of the most exciting, high-flying action witnessed anywhere on the WSORR short-course tracks.
"We are thrilled to acknowledge this class on the PRO level," said Jake Flannery, WSORR vice-president and race steward. "They deliver a PRO quality show for fans and are a fiercely dedicated race group to the World Series and the sport of off-road racing. These exotic machines are cutting edge in both technology and engineering and the WSORR PRO Super Buggy class has some of the most experienced and talented drivers found in the sport. It's appropriate this class of competitors gets to share the spotlight with our other PRO classes," he added.
The WSORR Super Buggy class will get its first taste of "PRO" action and attention at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri when the WSORR 2008 season kicks off during Rounds I and II on May 31-June 1.
WSORR also announced that it is continuing development of what is code-named the "Ultra 4x4" class. Also envisioned as a PRO class for the future, the Ultra 4x4 class fits WSORR's stated goal of making off-road racing both affordable and cost effective. "Off-road racing needs a high performance race class that controls spending and levels the playing field for all racers. All current World Series sponsors are highly commited in making this class a reality," said Flannery.
Ultra 4x4 is designed as a less expensive alternative to PRO 4x4 and is considered a spec class meaning most all chassis and drive train parts and design will be dictated by WSORR. The trucks will be smaller and much lighter than the current PRO 4x4s and can be bodied as ether a truck or SUV. The Ultra 4x4 truck is designed to reduce overall build, maintenance and R&D costs. Plans include the Ultra 4x4 class to be in the future WSORR SPEED TV package.
WSORR PRO race classes for 2008 include: PRO 4x4 Pickup, PRO 2WD Pickup, PRO Light Pickup, PRO Super Buggy and PRO Ultra 4x4 (Development). WSORR continues its popular SRT division of racing with the following classes: SRT Super Stock Truck, SRT Stock Truck, SRT 1600 Buggy, SRT 1600 Light Buggy, and SRT Formula 4x4 SUV. The Series will continue to run a limited schedule for its Grassroots entry level division encompassing Enduro Pickup Trucks and Classix Sedans.
WSORR racers will compete in 12 rounds of racing this coming summer at tracks in three States across the Midwest. The Series opens the season May 31-June 1 at the heralded Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. More information about the World Series of Off-Road Racing and the schedule is available at www.wsorr.com. The Lucas Oil Speedway web site is www.lucasoilspeedway.com.