Corona, Ca (July 15, 2015): On Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, the best short-course off road racers and teams in the world will head south of the border to Mexico to make history at the inaugural two-day the Rockstar Energy “South of the Border Battle.”

The event, on the new Baja International Short Course at Estero Beach, Baja California, Mexico, will be rounds 11 and 12 of the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO. The four professional classes – Pro 2, Pro 4, Pro Lite and Pro Buggy – will compete outside the U.S for the first time. The races will be run on a purpose-built, 1-mile track complete with whoops, berms, jumps and high-speed straightaways before an anticipated audience of more than 10,000 very knowledgeable off-road racing fans. MAVTV Motorsports Network will televise all the action from the resort facility about 8 miles south of the city of Ensenada.

“Mexico is a very important market for Lucas Oil,” said Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Executive Vice President, Bob Patison. “Six of our top 100 global customers are based in Mexico, so we are very excited to be able to export two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series across the USA/Mexico border for the first time.”

Both the Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes are expected to be hotly contested by fields of off-road racing giants. Many of the top contenders race both short course and the much longer distances of the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 over natural desert terrain and they will be running against some younger stars for whom racing in Baja is more legend than fact.

Veterans include Las Vegas’s Rob MacCachren, with more than 200 short course and desert victories including the 2013 and 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 2 championships as well as the 2014 Baja 1000, and X Games star and Freestyle Motocross pioneer Brian Deegan – who has claimed six Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series titles in Pro 2 and Pro Lite. 

Kyle LeDuc, from Beaumont, Ca., captured his second Pro 4 championship in 2014 and is continuing his winning ways while leading the 2015 Pro 4 standings. Other established stars involved in tight battles in either Pro 2 or Pro 4 or both include multi-time champion Carl Renezeder of Laguna Beach, Ca., and former “King Of Supercross” Jeremy McGrath of Encinitas, Ca.

Up and coming stars sure to figure in the 2015 Championships include Bryce Menzies of Las Vegas, RJ Anderson of Riverside, Ca. and hometown star Rodrigo Ampudia, whose Pro 2 truck flies the colors of Ensenada’s iconic “Papas&Beer” cantina.

“The Rockstar Energy ‘South of the Border Battle’ will be a milestone in closed-course off road racing,” Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Director Ritchie Lewis said. “The Baja fans are so knowledgeable and partisan, and with ‘favorite son’ Rodrigo Ampudia currently in the top five in the Pro 2 standings we expect racing fireworks.”

2015 – Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Schedule

Date

Track

Class

Mar 20 – 21

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Lake Elsinore, CA

Pro: All / Kart: All

Apr 24 – 25

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, AZ

Pro: All / Kart: All

May 30 – 31

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Lake Elsinore, CA

Pro: All / Kart: All

Jun 20 – 21

Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, UT

Pro: All / Kart: Modified Kart Only

Jul 18 – 19

Glen Helen Raceway
Glen Helen, CA

Pro: All / Kart: All

Aug 1 – 2

Baja International Short Course at Estero Beach

Pro: All / Kart: Modified Kart Only

Aug 22 – 23

Wild West Motorsports Park
Sparks, Nevada

Pro: All / Kart: Modified Kart Only

Sep 18 – 19

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV

Pro: All / Kart: Modified Kart Only

Oct 24 – 25

Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Lake Elsinore, CA

Pro: All / Kart: All

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