The International Series of Champions (ISOC) has taken over racing in the Midwest after Lucas Oil recently dissolved the Midwest Off-Road Shortcourse Series. The newly formed series known as Championship Off-Road will kick off in June at Crandon International Raceway.
The series announced racing veteran Frank DeAngelo as its new director. DeAngelo has an extensive background in motorsports, working for 10 years at BF Goodrich tires, then later starting his own marketing firm which he ran for the last 21 years. DeAngelo is also a 2013 Off-Road Hall of Fame inductee as well as class winner at the Baja 1000 and Vegas to Reno races.
“I am excited to join the ISOC management group and help lead their new Championship Off Road series venture,” said DeAngelo. “We have a solid opportunity to reset the course of off-road racing in the Midwest with goals of building a national footprint in the near future. I have watched ISOC turn Snocross into a marketable and entertaining national sport, and to be asked by them to do the same for Championship Off Road is exciting because we are not starting from ground zero. We have the infrastructure and staff needed to bring a level of professionalism to closed course off-road racing in 2020, that I’m confident will be welcomed by partners, racers, spectators and our group of outstanding and well-established venues.”
ISOC also announced Bill Savage as the Technical Director for the Championship Off-Road Series. Savage brings an extensive background head tech and safety inspections for SCORE for many years. Most recently Savage was the technical director for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Savage will be instrumental in finalizing the 2020 rule book for the Championship Off-Road Series.