Desert Champion “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin Ready For Short Course Action with the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing



Corona, California (April 24, 2009) – Two-Time SCORE Trophy-Truck Points Champion “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin will be making his 2009 short course off road racing debut with the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Surprise, Arizona on May 2nd.As the inaugural season off the Lucas Oil Off Road Series moves full speed ahead ,off road racing star “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin returns to the desert, only now it’s in his 850HP Unlimited 2 on the new short course off road track at Speedworld in Surprise, Arizona. “I’m a racer. This is what I do,” Said Baldwin, the 2006 and 2008 Season Champion in SCORE Trophy-Truck, desert racing’s marquis class. “Desert racing, with such an emphasis on fitness, concentration, and driving skills all while battling the open desert and the elements is a lot of fun for me. I’ll always love it. In a short course truck, you’re racing door to door, head to head and your driving skills and your equipment are your weapons. For me this is a 20 lap cage fight. Anyone who takes the green flag can win a race at any time. I’m ready to go racing with these guys! ”

Baldwin will be lining up against some of short course off road racing’s biggest stars including Bully Dog/SpeedTechnologies’ Jeff Ward, Hart&Huntington’s Carey Hart, LucasOil/GeneralTires’ Carl Renezeder and Papas and Beer’s Rodrigo Ampudia, who has shown he had the mettle to run with the best. LOORRS’ Tony Vanillo, deep in final preparations for the huge race weekend, paused for a moment to consider the Unlimited 2 field that will be racing in Arizona. “There’s a ton of great guys coming out. We are going to see a huge line up and some big time racing. BJ has his work cut out for him if he’s going to get to the front of this pack. Not one of these racers is going to give up a line, a corner or the podium without a fight. This is going to be good!”

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, LOORRS 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