SR1 cars are loosely based on a Yamaha Rhino, but they run high-horsepower,
four-cylinder, street bike motors. They fly!
Lucas Oil Racing has grown on the strength of stadium trucks. The racing in that
class was wild and well worth watching.
All of the drivers, even kids in the smaller engine classes, must have full safety
gear. Everyone enjoyed the victory lane.
For UTV fans there is a lot to like at
a Lucas race in terms of spectating.
For those who would like to give
racing a try, there are three classes that apply. At opposite ends of
the production UTV spectrum are the
Production 1000 and RZR 170 classes. Both classes require stock engine
internals, and LOORRS folks do pre-and post-race tech in all classes to
keep things on an equal playing
field. The Production 1000 class is
quite healthy, and every effort has
been made to keep the class affordable. The required safety equipment
is expensive, but few performance
mods are allowed, so that does help.
The race we attended had a field
comprised of Yamaha YXZs and
Polaris RZRs. The Yamahas do seem
to be very well adapted to the short-course style of racing, but the RZRs
were running strong as well. Other
sport 1000 UTVs are legal in the class.