The CORR Lucas Oil Series will rock Southern California in 2005 Indianapolis, Ind. (May 18, 2005)-For the first time in series history, Championship Off Road Racing and the CORR Lucas Oil Series will compete in two consecutive weekends,...
The CORR Lucas Oil Series will rock Southern California in 2005
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 18, 2005)-For the first time in series history, Championship Off Road Racing and the CORR Lucas Oil Series will compete in two consecutive weekends, giving fans in Southern California an opportunity to see the most intense off road racing in the world. Reserved seating for 20,000, Diamond Vision TV and hospitality suites are but a few of the amenities being provided for the race fans.
The 2005 Pro Series Championships will take place September 24-25, which will be the final two rounds of the championship season (Rounds 13 & 14). The track will be built on the Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, Calif., 20 minutes south of downtown San Diego. On October 1-2, a first of its kind non-points race will bring the best drivers from CORR. Desert racing trucks and buggies will also be invited to compete in CORR's inaugural Off- Road Championship Cup Race.
Four cup races will highlight the Oct. 1-2 event, with each event offering more than $130,000 in prize money. Qualifying and the first race for the four divisions will begin on Saturday, October 1, and concluding on Sunday, October 2. An accumulation of points from the two rounds of racing will determine the winner of each of the four divisions.
First place finishes based on the division competing will be $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000. A detailed payout for the CORR Off-Road Championship Cup Race will be provided at a later date.
After consulting the CORR advisory board, the teams competing in the September 24-25 CORR Pro Series championships (Pro-4, Pro-2, Pro-Lite) will be given tow money for the trip to California. $1,000 will be given for all Pro Series drivers traveling over 1000 miles (one way), and $500 for Sportsman Drivers traveling over 1000 miles (one way).
Any Sportsman 2 driver who competes either weekend in the Pro-2 division will not jeopardize their Rookie Status in the Pro Series.
All teams with motor homes and trailers are welcome to stay at the Otay Ranch for no charge after the September 24-25 event to prepare for the October 1-2 event. In fact, teams will not be required to pay for parking for either weekend.
We are already receiving requests for display and vendor space from many Southern California Off-Road related businesses who are elated that Championship Off Road Racing is finally coming to the west. We expect an unbelievable Manufacturers Midway at the event.
The impact of CORR in Southern California is remarkable in terms of exposure for the drivers and sponsors, and CORR wants to make sure all drivers have the opportunity to compete.
Stay tuned to www.corracing.com for more information as Championship Off Road Racing heads to the west coast!