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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series page on 26 June 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, also known as LOORRS, is a short course off-road racing series in the United States and also in Mexico beginning in 2015. The series features events in Arizona, California, Nevada, Missouri and host a weekend of racing in Ensenada, Mexico at Baja International Short Course near Estero Beach. The title sponsor for the series is Lucas Oil Products, whom also own, sanction, and operate the series. It effectively replaced the CORR series starting in 2009.

There were two large sanctioning bodies in short course off-road racing for 2008: CORR and WSORR. CORR had been sanctioning events on the West Coast and WSORR had sanctioned Midwestern events. CORR closed before the end of the 2008 season and canceled its final two racing weekends. LOORRS took over the sanctioning of most of the West Coast events; and TORC, The Off Road Championship, took over most of the Midwestern events.

The LOORRS series was founded for the 2009 season by Lucas Oil and its head Forrest Lucas. Carl Renezeder made short course off-road racing history in 2009 when he won the Unlimited 2 and Unlimited 4 class to become the first driver to win seven national championships.

In December 2012, LOORRS announced that Ritchie Lewis would be taking over as the series' director. He announced the 2013 series schedule; it would continue racing at most of the same tracks. He also announced that Lucas would be building tracks at San Angelo, Texas and Lucas Oil Speedway to be used in 2014.

In December of 2018, the series announced plans to create a historic and long awaited short course unification race to take place in June of 2019 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Regular LOORRS Racers competing against the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League Racers with drivers from each series would be able to win points for their respective championships. Unfortunately an untimely tornado wreaked havoc in the area and severely damaged the track forcing official to cancel the event.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
14 March 20164 Wheel Parts Renews Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Partnership4 Wheel Parts


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