Those of us who have been around this sport for a while aren't panicking because we know from history that some other entity will most likely come in and pick up where LOORRS left off, or at least a portion of it. The infrastructure is all there, the work has been done building tracks and a fan base and sponsorships....this has happened in the past and will most likely happen again. Be patient.... LOORRS did this for 12 years!! Lucas Oil put in their money, their time, and a lot of hard work to give us an AMAZING series for 12 freakin' years! Nothing to say to them but thank you......this is a sport that is extremely difficult to glean an ROI from and therefore makes it very difficult to sustain in the long run. Fortunately there are a lot of companies who love it, who feel they CAN gain something from being a part of it, and those companies are most likely already crunching numbers to see if they can make something of it out here.I'm sorry folks I can't have the lax attitude of, oh it's been a good run and oh thank you Lucas for years of great racing will miss you. If you have that same attitude then I'm quite sure you have no kids involved or any financial investment in this type of racing.. ie a short course. I understand the financial reasons for Lucas to bail out that does not ease the sting $$$ of what has just happened to a lot of families with this corporate exit. Besides myself with 2 Lucas oil specific race trucks in my shop I know of several folks that have just spent a ton of time and money building new race trucks for this upcoming season. It's hard to explain the amount of family bonding that this racing brings out in people and I am glad that I dont have young kids that I have to explain we will no longer be going to the track any more. What about the older upcoming kids (tomorrows drivers) that just can't afford going to the midwest. Grass roots is were every form of racing started out and now we have nothing. Were do you think this sport will be headed with out tomorrows drivers. While you are posting or just talking about this freaking nightmare that has just happened to us short course folks please consider the implications of this bail out and how many dreams and bank accounts this will be effecting before you trivialize this departure. Let me put this into perspective for the dessert only folks. Sorry guys all the deserts including Baja are now closed no more racing for you. No difference between the class 11's or Trophy trucks with big dough your all done !!! THIS JUST FLAT OUT SUCKS !!. I know there is endless problems out there right now in this world and racing is very low on the list of issues but it was also a big distraction from this mess going on. Hashtag- having the rug pulled out from under you. I personally will no longer be purchasing any Lucas oil products for no other reason than it's my only recourse. Stay safe folks.