The Team Mickey Thompson stable of short course off-road racers is revved up and ready to hit the dirt for the 2019 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season.
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels will again sponsor top drivers in several LOORRS classes, showcasing the performance of its off-road tires in the nation’s foremost dirt racing series. New in the 2019 season, the Pro 2 class will be reqired to race off-the-shelf tires rather than project tires.
“We are extremely excited to be back sponsoring some of the best racers in LOORRS,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “These dirt short course competitions offer edge-of-your-seat excitement, with the country’s best drivers battling wheel to wheel, and 2019 promises to be the finest season yet. Due to new tire requirements for the Pro 2 class, we believe our off-road tires will become the new standard for champion LOORRS Pro 2 competitors.”
The 2019 Team M/T lineup includes:
• Pro 2 – Brian Deegan, “Li’l” Ricky Gutierrez, Adam Daffner, Eric Jacobus, Kipp Mickels
• Pro Lite – Mason Cullen, Hailie Deegan
• Pro Buggy – Trevor Briska
The company will also sponsor Andrew Carlson in East Coast Pro 2 and limited West Coast Pro 4 races.
Born in the longstanding traditional home of Midwestern short course off-road racing and enlivened by the fast-emerging West Coast short course movement, LOORRS is the country’s premier short course off-road racing series.
The seven-event Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2019 schedule kicks off March 16 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. Competing classes include: Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite, Pro Buggy, Production 1000 UTV, Production Turbo UTV, Mod Kart and JR 2.