Rialto, California (March 25, 2011) Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona was pounded by adrenaline seeking fans to witness the launch of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Chad George was there to help bring race fans to their feet as he claimed 3 podium finishes including a 1st and 3rd in his #1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx UTV, plus a 3rd in his #42 Kawasaki//Yokohama SuperLite.
Chad commented on the weekend, “Our Funco Motorsports team had some real tests this weekend, the competition was tough and we came out standing tall with a great start to the long season ahead. My Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx was on a rail, we qualified 1st and 2nd and finished 1st and 3rd. The C&G Performance tuned Kawasaki power plant definitely gave the competition something to chase, I love it!
I put the Kawasaki/Yokohama SuperLite and my driving skills to the test this week. I found myself qualifying mid pack on both days, but pushed super hard to the front on Saturday and Sunday. Our Yokohama tire combinations on the tricky track conditions were on the money, and I’m glad Beard Seats and Simpson know what they are doing, it was crazy out there!
It feels really good to be back on the podium after the long off-season, we go to Speedworld Off-Road Park in Surprise, Arizona on April 16-17 with a 3rd place points standing in SuperLite, and 1st place in UTV Modified. See you there!”
A special thanks to the fine companies that keep pushing Chad to the front:
Kawasaki Motor Corp, Funco, Yokohama, Bull Outdoor Products, Beard, Simpson Racing, King Shocks, California Performance, UTVunderground.com
Kawasaki Teryx UTV: Monster Energy Kawasaki, Funco, C&G Performance, Beard, King Shocks, Simpson Racing, Muzzy’s, DWT Racing, Dalton Clutch, UTVunderground.com
Join Chad all week long on Facebook and Twitter (@ChadGeorgeSXS). You may also find Chad helping his Funco Motorsports teammates, Taylor and Garrett George, during the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series at Glen Helen Raceway on April 2.
Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is televised on SPEED, CBS Sports, Versus and MavTV, visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com and www.LiveOnDIRT.com.
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
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