Nissan Trucks Take Center Stage of Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced that Nissan will be the Official Vehicle of the newly-formed Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR). Nissan Motorsports is concentrating their off-road racing efforts on this challenging series, not only as the Official Vehicle of the series, but also offering contingency awards to Nissan race truck drivers.
As Official Vehicle of WSORR, Nissan trucks will serve as official WSORR pace vehicles. Additionally, Nissan will have an extensive vehicle display and conduct some special events during WSORR weekends.
“Nissan is excited to be associated with WSORR as the Official Vehicle of this new series,” said Nissan Motorsports Marketing and Operations Senior Manager Ron Stukenberg. “Nissan Motorsports has long used competition to improve its vehicles, evident by the rugged Frontier and Titan trucks, as well as our entire adventure-ready SUV lineup. WSORR is an ideal proving ground for Nissan trucks and Nissan Motorsports components.”
Based in the Midwest of the United States, WSORR features high performance, professional truck racing and entry level off-road classes competing at some of the toughest off-road courses in the world.
“WSORR is honored to have Nissan as its official vehicle for our inaugural season,” said WSORR President and General Manager Doug Davis. “WSORR will attract thousands of action-hungry fans seeking to see high-tech vehicles pushed to their limits, and there’s no doubt that Nissan vehicles will continue the success honed over decades of off-road competition around the world.
Nissan also includes WSORR in its extensive 2007 Motorsports Contingency Awards Program, with $1,000 to $2,000 available to registered Nissan drivers during the racing season, with up to $5,000 available for driver championship winners. The PRO 2WD pickup truck class (Nissan Titan) and the PRO Light Pickup class (Nissan Frontier).
“This 2007 WSORR season will be exciting for everyone – the competitors, the fans, and Nissan,” said Stukenberg. “We’re ready for the first event this May.”
WSORR 2007 Schedule
• May 19-20, 2007 - Rounds I and II, Steele County Fairgrounds, Owatonna, Minn.
• June 9-10, 2007 - Rounds III and IV, I-96 Speedway, Lake Odessa, Mich.
• June 23-24, 2007 - Rounds V and VI, Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races, Crandon Raceway, Crandon, Wisc.
• July 14-15, 2007 - Rounds VII and VIII, Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, Mich.
• August 11-12, 2007 - Rounds IX and X, Bark River International Raceway, Bark River, Mich.
• August 31-September 2, 2007 - Rounds XI and XII, BorgWarner World Championship Off-Road Races, Crandon Raceway, Crandon, Wisc.
• September 22-23, 2007 - Rounds XIII and XIV, Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo
About the Lucas Oil World Series of Off Road Racing (WSORR)
The Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing is the newest short course off-road racing sanctioning body in the United States. Based in the Midwest, WSORR features a high speed, high impact off-road racing experience for racers and fans at key tracks in Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. All races will be shown on the SPEED Channel during prime time viewing hours.
About Nissan Motorsports
Nissan has a long heritage of Motorsports success, both off-road and on the track. Nissan’s Contingency Awards Program offers more than $200,000 in available awards to qualifying Nissan drivers in 2007, including those competing in Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Grand Am KONI Challenge Series, Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR), NOPI Drag Racing Association (NDRA) and the Formula Drift Championship.
Nissan Motorsports offers a comprehensive 110-page parts catalog, available through Nissan Motorsports.
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Source: Nissan Motorsports