The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has announced it is discontinuing operations just weeks after hosting its final championship round at Glen Helen.
“Lucas Oil has made the decision to discontinue owning and operating both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series,” said Director of Race Operations, Ritchie Lewis. “This year, Lucas Oil made an incredible financial effort to keep our off-road commitments to our employees, promoters, racers and sponsors, during arguably one of the roughest periods of time for our country. As we look ahead, there are too many variables that could impact the financial commitment and overall health of the series going forward, which necessitated this difficult course of action.”
The series has hosted races for 12-years. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series began after the 2008 financial failure of Championship Off Road Racing (CORR). Former CORR employee Tony Vanillo convinced Lucas Oil Products to invest in short course off-road to give west coast racers a place to race. Lucas Oil dissolved its Midwest Shortcourse Series last year.