Avon, Ind. (March 15, 2002) -- As one of the first cities to host Championship Off Road Racing, the city of Antigo, Wisconsin has taken part in the growth of CORR during its first four years. Antigo committed to be a part of the CORR Lucas Oil ...
Avon, Ind. (March 15, 2002) -- As one of the first cities to host Championship Off Road Racing, the city of Antigo, Wisconsin has taken part in the growth of CORR during its first four years. Antigo committed to be a part of the CORR Lucas Oil Series' future by signing a two-year contract yesterday.
"The two year contract allows me, as the local promoter, to approach potential sponsors with a long range advertising plan rather than a single weekend event," said Antigo Promoter Jim Meisinger. "Putting contract negotiations behind us allows both CORR and the Kiwanis Club to concentrate on improving the event for the enjoyment of spectators, those in person and those watching Speed Channel."
The CORR Lucas Oil Sportsman Series will begin their 2002 campaign at the Kiwanis Off Road Championships event in Antigo on June 8-9, while the Pro Series will return from Edmeston, New York for Rounds 3 and 4. The 1.185-mile course laid out at the Langlade County Fairgrounds provides an array of challenges for the drivers of the Lucas Oil Series. High speeds, tight turns, moguls, and high-flying jumps are a few of the rigors at the off-road track.
"With the many opportunities for the event sponsorships in 2002 and 2003, Jim Meisinger and the Antigo Kiwanis know now is the time to prepare not only for the June event, but also for their future with CORR," said Jamie Devney, CORR Director of Marketing.
With a two-year contract completed, Antigo will be part of the promising future with the CORR Lucas Oil Series. The Kiwanis Off-Road Championships has continued to grow steadily over the last few years, and they are reassured with the fact that Lucas Oil and Speed Channel will be part of CORR's success.
"Securing a multi-year contract is great for the Antigo venue. It shows commitment from both CORR and the Kiwanis Club," said Meisinger. "More importantly, the multi-year contract shows a sense of loyalty from CORR, the drivers, the crew, the community Lucas Oil, and the Kiwanis Club that is so critical in producing high quality events that draw local and television spectators."
The Antigo, Wisconsin event on June 8-9 is one of seven scheduled for the 5th anniversary season of Championship Off Road Racing. The 2002 CORR Lucas Oil Series begins May 25-26 with the Pro Series in Edmeston, New York.