WSORR: Series to have night racing in 2008

WSORR RACING FEATURED "UNDER THE LIGHTS" DURING 2008 EVENTS CRANDON, Wisc., May 1, 2008 -- For the first time in the history of short-course off-road racing, two rounds of a major Series will feature evening action as the World Series of...

WSORR RACING FEATURED "UNDER THE LIGHTS" DURING 2008 EVENTS

CRANDON, Wisc., May 1, 2008 -- For the first time in the history of short-course off-road racing, two rounds of a major Series will feature evening action as the World Series of Off-Road Racing® has announced two of its events will take place under the lights. The WSORR season kicks-off on May 31 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., and Round I racing will take place on Saturday night with the "E3 Spark Plugs Show-Me State Showdown".

"The 'Diamond of Dirt Tracks', the Lucas Oil Speedway, has a tremendous fan base for their weekly Saturday night racing," said Steve Weiss, WSORR Director of Communication. "We believe that night racing will add another element of excitement to our Series and we know our racers look forward to this challenge. There's special energy in the stands and in the pits that comes with racing under the lights," added Weiss.

WSORR Round VII at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisc., July 26, will also feature a special evening race program. This is the first WSORR visit to Oshkosh and it's another facility that has a long and successful track record of night racing and familiarity with off-road racing. The Series anticipates a large local crowd of race fans at Oshkosh. "Once they see all of the rock-em, sock-em, fender-to-fender action that is the calling card of WSORR racing, we know they'll come back for more," said Weiss. "We also have some special features planned for both of our evening programs for our regular fans who follow the Series," he added.

The full WSORR schedule includes stops in Wheatland on May 31-June 1; Crandon International Raceway in Crandon, Wisc., on June 21-22 and the season finale August 29-31; Oshkosh July 26-27; and at Bark River International Raceway in Bark River, Mich., on July 12-13 and again August 9-10. For a complete list of the schedule and details on each of the facilities, visit the WSORR.com website and click on the Race and TV Schedule link found on the homepage.

WSORR features 12 rounds of off-road racing this season for 10 classes ranging from professional off-road pickup truck racers to sportsman buggy racers. The Series continues a tradition of off-road racing in the Midwest that spans 39 years. WSORR featured record crowds last season in its inaugural year. Key sponsors for the World Series include Lucas Oil, Forest County Potawatomi, United Trailer, BorgWarner, among others.

-credit: wsorr

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