10-Round Schedule Slated to Kick Off in Reno-Sparks on July 24-25
CORONA, CA – May 8, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – As states across the country continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and begin the individual processes of reopening local economies and businesses, series officials at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Presented by GEICO have taken the initiative to develop an updated racing schedule for the 2020 season in correspondence to the multi-phase efforts being implemented throughout the United States. The newly condensed schedule will consist of 10 rounds, running from late July to mid November, while the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup remains the closing event on the calendar.
“So far, we’ve found ourselves with a series of difficult decisions to make throughout the ongoing pandemic, but we’ve remained steadfast in our goal to host a successful 2020 season of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series,” said Ritchie Lewis, Director of Race Operations, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. “With so much uncertainty surrounding the reopening of the various states and municipalities in which our events are held, we’ve decided to move forward with a new plan for the season that will allot us additional time to work alongside local officials, in hopes that we’re able to host a large gathering of competitors and fans, alike, while also observing necessary protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone in attendance.”
Under the new schedule, the opening weekend of the season will take place from Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, with a high-octane doubleheader under the lights on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25 (Rounds 1 & 2). Just a few weeks later, the series will make its anticipated return to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, for a historic weekend that will consist of three days of racing on Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23 (Rounds 3, 4, & 5). As the fall season approaches, the championship will make its first of two visits to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, for back-to-back nighttime spectacles on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19 (Rounds 6 & 7). A long overdue return to Southern California follows for the penultimate stop on the schedule, where San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Raceway will host a pair of afternoon showcases on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11 (Rounds 8 & 9). Finally, the 2020 season will come to a dramatic conclusion with a return to Wild Horse Pass for the 10th and final round on the afternoon of Saturday, November 14, followed by the always memorable Lucas Oil Challenge Cup that same evening.
“No matter how you look at it, the 2020 season is slated to be a historic one, and we’re bringing a renewed sense of hope that this updated schedule will provide us with the best possibility to bring the spectacular sport of short course off road to our fans,” continued Ritchie. “We know we have an exceptionally hungry collection of drivers that have been patiently waiting for their chance to return to the track, and in providing this new schedule it will allow us all to work towards the common goal of finally getting things underway at Wild West Motorsports Park in July.”
2020 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series – Updated Schedule 5/7/20
|July 24-25||Wild West Motorsports Park||Sparks, NV|
|August 21-23||Lucas Oil Speedway||Wheatland, MO|
|September 18-19||Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park||Chandler AZ|
|October 10-11||Glen Helen Raceway||San Bernardino, CA|
|November 14||Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park||Chandler, AZ|
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