Utah now Host of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series

Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is about to unfold this weekend in Tooele, UT. Utah? Yes, it’s a first for short course off-road racing and hopefully the beginning of a lifetime of Off-Road Races in town.

Miller Motorsports Park is the host of the race and the recently completed facility is beyond the wildest imaginations of what off-road racers are used to. Spotters get to overlook the track from the upper level of the timing control tower in an air-conditioned look-out room. Hopefully those guys won’t get spoiled from this, because this is the only track in the series that offers this level of luxury.

The track layout is rather technical with one very fast straight section in it. Turns are followed by immediate jumps and the fast guys set-up their trucks so that they land sideways with the nose pointed in the direction of the next turn.

The “mogul section” turned out to be too extreme as Kevin Probst in his Pro2 went for a wild ride first time around. LOORRS made a quick call and leveled the section into a “light-mogul” section any race car can now hit wide open.

We talked to some drivers after today’s practice and the reaction to the track was mixed. Some didn’t care much for it while others felt it suited their style of driving.

Tomorrow’s action will consist of qualifying in the morning followed by fender-to-fender racing.

Follow our live audio stream from the track all weekend long.