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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series To Rock Lake Elsinore This Weekend

The Series, which culminates with a championship final later this year, marks the first off-road truck race at the new facility that opened in December.

Trucks will fly this weekend when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series comes to the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.

The Series, which culminates with a championship final later this year, marks the first off-road truck race at the new facility that opened in December.

To ready for the event, construction has finished on a dirt short course that will put an emphasis on the driver's vehicle control, according to a news release from Lucas Oil.

“With the pace varying from low-speed hairpins to the wide-open run down the back straight at speeds approaching 100 mph, this track has a collection of daring obstacles, including a signature 30-foot high tabletop step-up jump, the corkscrew-style decreasing elevation turn, and the big-air ski jump that launches the top trucks 20 feet up and 120 feet through the air. There is no rest for the drivers on this action-packed course,” the release stated.

"The new Lake Elsinore off-road track was a joint effort on design,” stated Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series director Tony Vanillo. “Special attention was placed on this track in the areas of visibility, speed, action, passing and plenty of big air!”

Vanillo also praised the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park operators.

“The accommodations at this track will be like no other. Working with the Nanci family -- who are the new owners of the new motocross park – (is) a delight …,” he said.

The Nanci’s have been promoting this weekend’s event on their Facebook page, but wanted to let people know their tracks will be open until the end of the day Friday even though Series racers will be competing in qualifying runs that begin at noon. All tracks, however, will be closed Saturday and Sunday during the actual Series.

The Lucas Oil name will return later this year when the after a two-year run in Pala. The Sept. 8 event marks the final-round championship in the internationally acclaimed 12-race series.

For more information about this weekend’s event and future races at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, click here.

Diana April 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM
This is such an awesome event and we are so pleased to have it brought back to Lake Elsinore from Vegas, If you have never been to an off road race here is your chance to check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed. We have been part of the off road race industry for the past 20 years and not only are these races fun the people attending and driving the trucks are just about the best group of people you'll ever meet. Good luck to ll of those racing this weekend!!!
Jonathan Reese April 21, 2012 at 09:48 PM
meh
Scott Goodwin April 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Went to the truck race this weekend in Lake Elsinore on Sunday. Weather was perfect, beautiful track, but the parking was a huge FAIL. I don't like using that word but I can't think of a better one. Took me over an hour to leave. One entrance one exit, who ever designed that part really needs to re think that huge flaw. I don't think I would return just because of this, it's really too bad because I really enjoyed the event.....

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