Corona, California (April 10, 2017) - UTVUnderground.com, the company formed in 2009 to promote the growth of Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) for racing and recreation, this year has joined the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO to sponsor the Fast Lap Award for the new Production 1000 class.
The 13-race season will get under way April 22-23 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, and already 87 numbers have been reserved for the national and regional series. That includes factory teams from Yamaha and Polaris, which also is a series sponsor, and drivers like Dustin Nelson, Ronnie Anderson, Hailie Deegan, Brandon Arthur, Myles Cheek, Brock Heger, Mickey Thomas and Travis Rasmussen, among others.
The Production 1000 class will be featured at each stop on the national tour and UTVUnderground.com will be there to capture the action at every round.
"On behalf of Lucas Oil Products and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series we're excited about welcoming UTVUnderground.com to the family," Off Road Series director Ritchie Lewis said. "To have UTVUnderground.com partnered with our national series on a daily basis is going to be an awesome deal for our fans, drivers and sponsors. The UTVUnderground.com team will be sharing all the great news and notes from every Production 1000 event with the whole world. Welcome aboard, Joey D."
Joseph 'Joey D.' DiGiovanni, the founder and chief executive officer of UTVUnderground.com, said he and the UTV racers are glad to be back.
"UTVUnderground.com cut its teeth chasing the series from 2009 to 2012," he said, "and having the UTVs back in the national series is very exciting for us. We can't wait to see everyone battle it out this season. Our crew will be attending every round of the series to support the UTV class in a way that only UTVUnderground does. In addition to providing coverage of each round we've partnered with LOORRS to sponsor the Fast Lap Award for every race. The Fast Lap winners will receive recognition via UTVUnderground.com and we're working on a special prize for the racer who takes home the most Fast Lap awards this year.
"LOORRS racers will be able to frequent the UTVUnderground.com homepage and forum to find news, information and updates all season long. We're committed to putting the class in the biggest headlines to ensure maximum exposure for everyone competing in 2017. It's going to be a fantastic season of racing and we can't wait to kick the year off at Wild Horse Pass. Get those UTVUnderground.com logos on your race vehicles, we are going to be looking for some teams to really get behind this year!"