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ROCKSTAR RACE SET FOR SUNDAY DECEMBER 12TH

FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY – PHOENIX, ARIZONA

LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES – DECEMBER 12, 2010

WHAT DO THE STARS OF SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING DO ON THE DAY AFTER THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON ENDS?

THEY RACE … OF COURSE!

The Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup

On Sunday afternoon, December 12, 2010 the all-stars of short course racing will collide for the ultimate post-season event.

Professional pride, bragging rights and the richest payday in off road.  That’s right, the Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup is the all-or-nothing season finale showdown on a brand-new, super-tough, fan-friendly, short course off-road venue at Phoenix’ Firebird International Raceway.

The lineup features a sure to be thrilling PRO-2 vs. PRO-4 battle and you will not want to miss the one of a kind race of Pro Lite Vs. Pro Buggy. This totally unique event delivers on-your-feet excitement and non-stop thrills.

No one has ever dared to combine racing classes like Lucas Oil Off Road will on December 12 in Phoenix.

Pro Lite Vs. Pro Buggy will feature a wild combination off road trucks and off road buggies all on the same track and all racing for the same prize. This collision of short course chaos guarantees flag to flag excitement. The underrated ranks of Pro Buggy will once again try hard to prove that they’re faster than the trucks.

Wheelmen like San Clemente, Calif.’s Cameron Steele, Jerry Whelchel from Portola Hills, Calif., Doug Fortin (Alpine, Calif.) and Larry Job (Las Vegas) will all be key factors in giving the trucks a run for their money.
The experience of Columbia, Louisiana’s Marty Hart, the speed of Chris Brandt (Council Bluffs, Iowa) and Pro Lite Champion Brian Deegan (Temecula, Calif.) will be standing in the way and fighting hard to gain the title back for the trucks.

Last year’s 2009 Challenge Cup victor, Yorba Linda, Calif.’s buggy driver Chuck Cheek won the race in a dominating fashion, starting from the very back and passing every single car & truck on the track for the win and earning $20,000 for his efforts. This year the Pro Lite purse totals $35,000.

$53,500 is up for grabs in the PRO-2 Vs. PRO-4 Race. Last year Montebello, Calif.’s Carl Renezeder took the win in his Lucas Oil PRO-4 Machine. With $30,000 alone going to the winner Carl is likely to have his hands full as all of the best drivers are looking to take home the big payday.

Rob MacCachren from Las Vegas will be leading the field of PRO-2s in his Rockstar Energy machine. Rodrigo Ampudia (Ensenada, Mexico), Robby Woods (Pahrump, Nevada), and Bryce Menzies (Las Vegas) will also be factors. Look out for Brian Deegan as he made an impressive debut into PRO-2 at the recent Las Vegas rounds 13 & 14.

The fiercest challenger will likely be Riverside, Calif.’s Rick Huseman in a lightning fast PRO-4 Toyota, however no one should count out Johnny Greaves (Abrams, Wisc.), Kyle Leduc (Cherry Valley, Calif.) and all-time-motorcycle-great-turned-race-truck-driver Jeremy McGrath (Murrieta, Calif.) who all have the speed and capabilities to win.

Tony Vanillo, Gary Hubert and the rest of the Lucas Oil Off Road Team have created an incredible track that will offer the most aggressive “Supercross” style obstacles yet. Multiple line choices, table top rhythm sections, downhill ski jumps, uphill steps ups, Firebird International Raceway has it all and is about to get down and dirty. Which machines will reach the finish line first? 2wd or 4wd? Truck or Buggy?

One thing is for certain here. The Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup, while not for season points, the prestige (not to mention the money) that’s on the line will provide plenty of incentive and PLENTY of wild racing on Sunday, December 12 at Firebird … should be fun!

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course!

For more information please visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com

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