RIALTO, CA (12/07/09) – Chad George, in his FUNCO built factory-backed Kawasaki Teryx, wrapped up his 3rd consecutive UTV championship, as the young racer claimed 5 wins, 8 podium finishes and 5 pole positions during the 2009 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series!
The season finally at Primm Motorsports Complex in Primm, Nevada was tense as the UTV Modified championship was still undecided. Leading the points race, the FUNCO team knew they had to create some breathing room in front of the fierce competition. Saturday’s round went as planned with Chad racing his #624 FUNCO built Kawasaki Teryx to the top, for his 5th season win. Saturday’s win meant Chad could race the season’s final race conservatively, placing 7th and securing the 2009 Lucas Oil Off-Road Championship.
When Chad was asked about this year’s success he exclaimed “The FUNCO built Kawasaki Teryx was phenomenal all year! My team had the answer for every track and I raced as hard as I could. The rougher the tracks got, the more fun I had because our FUNCO/King Shocks suspension and C&G Performance motor package were amazing! I can’t thank everyone enough for their support this year, it’s been a crazy year, and here we are, Champions!”
An enthusiastic FUNCO Team Manger, Grant George stated “It’s a great feeling knowing that your team was the best over a long season of hard racing, and doing so with formidable competition. Kawasaki has the baddest UTV on the market! Our race program is top notch and we wouldn’t be here without our awesome partners.”
Bruce Stjernstrom. Director of Marketing, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. exclaimed, “Combining Kawasaki’s successful racing heritage, FUNCO’s proven track record on four wheels and the Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4×4 has provided championship results from the first race. Funco’s performance has been very impressive!”
“Beard Seats congratulates FUNCO Motorsports and Chad George for their championship win in the Lucas Oil Off-road racing series. Determination, teamwork and great racing are terrific FUNCO qualities and Beard Seats is PROUD to be associated with this strong team. We look forward to a successful future relationship with the FUNCO Team.” – Koronis Parts, Inc,, Todd Froelich – National Sales Manager.
Chad George and FUNCO would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved with this 2009 Lucas Oil Off-Road Championship including: Kawasaki Teryx, C&G Performance, Side X Side Action Magazine, Beard Seats, Muzzys, King Shocks, PWR Radiators, Simpson Safety, and Dalton Clutches.
About FUNCO Motorsports:
Founded by Gil George over 30 years ago, FUNCO Motorsports is the leading manufacture of high performance sand, off-road cars and custom UTV’s . Their unique designs and family oriented service has sold over 400 Big 5 Model cars and their entry into the UTV market has been explosive too. With 3 consecutive championships, FUNCO Motorsports has proven that their experience on the track translates into quality, race-proven products for all UTV enthusiasts. For more information please visit www.FUNCOutv.com
About Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.:
ATVs, Motorcycles, Utility Vehicles, Watercraft and Power Products are just some of the unique consumer products that have made the Kawasaki brand a household name around the world.
From the class leading Ninja® sportbikes and thundering Vulcan™ cruisers to the rugged Brute Force™ ATVs, MULE™ utility vehicles and JET SKI® watercraft, Kawasaki products lead the powersports industry around the globe. The secret of Kawasaki’s success is in designing and manufacturing products that offer balanced performance, high quality, reliability and excellent fit and finish. So take a look at what Kawasaki has to offer you in the way of Leading Edge products!
About Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series:
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 Products. 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 LucasOilOffRoad.com