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Championship Off-Road at Dirt City Preview
The second round of the inaugural Championship Off-Road season is also the first national event in the history of Dirt City Motorplex. After hosting just regional classes last year, Pro trucks and UTVs will take on the course for the first time after a strong season opener at ERX Motor Park two weeks ago.
Kyle LeDuc made it known that he’s here to win, sweeping both ERX rounds in Pro 4 after moving to the midwest for 2020 despite never having raced the track before. CJ Greaves (Pro Mod SXS) and Kyle Greaves (Pro Lite) also scored both victories in their respective classes, while Keegan Kincaid and Kyle Kleiman renewed their fight for Pro 2 supremacy with a win each in that class.
Fans who were worried about the cancellation of the series’ planned August rounds at Bark River International Raceway also got a bit of good news: COR will still be racing that weekend after all. ERX will once again play host to the series, before making a pair of visits to Crandon International Raceway in September.
Lucas Oil Off Road at Glen Helen Preview
While there won’t be any Pro 4s in attendance this year, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is gearing up for its own five-event calendar that finally gets underway this weekend at Glen Helen Raceway. That’s no matter for most of the series’ top drivers, who will instead convene in an incredibly deep Pro 2 class that doesn’t just get the full focus of drivers like RJ Anderson, but also will see two-time defending Pro Lite champion Ryan Beat move up for the first time.
The door is wide open for more than just the Pro Lite class, though. On the UTV side, Corry Weller will be back to defend her Turbo crown, but Robert Stout won’t be making the trip to go for a second straight Production 1000 title. However, fans who are looking to follow the action will be excited to see that live streams will return for every race this year, with the Glen Helen opener also being streamed to Facebook due to the inability to host fans on site.
2021 SCORE Schedule Announced
While the series has yet to get a 2020 event out, SCORE has nonetheless set its dates for the 2021 World Desert Championship, moving away from the summer months. The 34th San Felipe 250 moves up to February 9-14, the 53rd Baja 500 makes the surprise jump to April 14-18, the 2nd Baja 400 is set for September 21-26, and the 54th Baja 1000 takes the series into December, going from November 20-December 4.