Rialto, California (March 15, 2011) The dawn of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rises on the Phoenix, Arizona desert this weekend as Chad George spearheads his FUNCO Team into the season opener at Firebird Raceway.
Chad will seek the SuperLite championship in his new #42 Kawasaki Motor Corp. race truck and he will defend his UTV Modified title in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx. 2010 was a strong SuperLite season with a solid second place finish, but Chad stands to top the podium for 2011.
Chad commented on this weekends launch, “I’m going crazy, the off-season has been way too long! I’m ready to take my Kawasaki SuperLite truck to the front, I want that championship! With Kawasaki Motor Corp. and Yokohama tires backing our SuperLite race truck, plus Monster Energy Kawasaki backing the Teryx UTV’s, I have my best opportunity to win dual 2011 LOORRS championships.”
Yokohama in a recent statement – “Yokohama is very excited to continue our partnership with Funco Motorsports and supporting Chad George in the SuperLite class. Chad is a proven driver that has what it takes to put Yokohama on the podium. There is no doubt that Chad and the entire Funco family will be on the hunt for a SuperLite championship this year and Yokohama will be there every step of the way.”
After a successuful 2010 campaign, Bull Outdoor Products has also increased their support to Chad’s SuperLite program. Bull Outdoor manufactures BBQ Islands, BBQ Grills, Bar Islands, Fireplaces, and Fire Pits. Throwing trackside pit parties just got easier for Funco, and more race fans are enjoying www.BullBBQ.com in their own homes!
Supporting the complete Funco Motorsports racing effort, Taylor George and Garrett George will compete in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway, California. Taylor will battle as one of he fiercest females in the dirt with her Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx, meanwhile Garrett George will boast his Funco Pro-Buggy skills against a highly competitive class.
Watch Chad George and the Kawasaki Motor Corp./Funco Motorsports team attack the track all season long. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is televised on SPEED, CBS Sports, Versus and MavTV, visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com for details. You can also find Chad this weekend on SuperLite Live on Justin.tv at http://www.justin.tv/liveondirt
Funco Motorsports is supported by the best:
Chad George Kawasaki SuperLite: Kawasaki Motor Corp, Funco, Yokohama, Bull Outdoor Products, Beard, Simpson Racing, King Shocks, California Performance, UTVunderground.com
Chad and Taylor George Kawasaki Teryx UTV: Monster Energy Kawasaki, Funco, C&G Performance, Beard, King Shocks, Simpson Racing, Muzzy’s, DWT Racing, Dalton Clutch, UTVunderground.com
Garrett George Funco Pro-Buggy: C&G Performance, King Shocks, Simpson Racing, UTVunderground.com
Funco Motorsports has a few premium sponsor/partner openings, contact Grant George at Funco Motorsports (909) 421-2558.
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 4 consecutive championships, FUNCO Motorsports has proven that their experience on the track translates into quality, race-proven products for all UTV enthusiasts
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! www.kawasaki.com
About SuperLite Championship:
The SuperLite Championship Series features extensive national and international exposure through the Lucas Oil Series television package, which airs on such broadcast TV neworks as SpeedTV, NBC Sports, Outdoor Channel, Versus, Juntos Podemos and MavTV. The SuperLite Championship has secured an exclusive presence on its own dedicated TV show on the Outdoor Channel, providing comprehensive coverage of the off-road races, the sponsors, the trucks and the drivers. www.superlitechampionship.com
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