July 31, 2008
WSORR Oshkosh Races Garner More National TV
The net result of a successful weekend of first ever back-to-back night races by the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway, is the announcement of a special Lucas Oil “On the Edge” TV program.
The additional program joins WSORR’s strong Series television coverage on SPEED TV.
Off-road racing returned to the Oshkosh market this year for the first time since 1996. Enthusiastic fans supported two consecutive nights of racing and watched several local racers compete and take wins. “It was a huge weekend of racing action for the World Series,” said Steve Grein, Executive Producer, NeWave TV Productions, producer of WSORR action for television. “The double-header of night racing was explosive with lots of thrills and spills for the fans and I know our TV audience will also enjoy the on-track energy from Oshkosh,” he said.
Grein said that in addition to professional racing coverage on SPEED TV, additional off-road action was taped at Oshkosh including classes such as WSORR Stock Truck, WSORR Formula 4x4 and pure grassroots classes.
“We are going to take the best of this extra camera work and produce an exciting show for the popular Lucas Oil “On the Edge” half hour programs,” said Grein. “It will be the first time in the history that some of these classes are broadcast,” he said. “This style of competition is really how off-road racing was launched in this country and while the sport has developed to a much higher level, is emblematic of the beginnings of off-road racing 40 years ago in Wisconsin.”
Air date and time for the special Lucas Oil “On the Edge” show featuring WSORR will be announced. The full schedule of Pro racing shows from the World Series Tour 2008 begins airing in November on SPEED.
WSORR is now being broadcast across a broad range of racing programs and networks. Besides SPEED TV airing Pro off-road racing and special high ticket Cup races such as the BorgWarner Shootout and Forest County Potawatomi Chairman’s and PRO Light Pickup Cup races, selected WSORR racing action will be shown on VERSUS TV as part of the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour.
“This is the best and most varied TV ever offered in the history of off-road racing in the Midwest,” said Doug Davis, general manager, WSORR. “It’s good for all WSORR sponsors and racers and great nationally for the entire sport,” he said. “The World Series continues to move rapidly in a very positive direction. I am sure everyone looks forward to watching WSORR on SPEED, VERSUS, the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour and Lucas Oil ‘On the Edge’,” he commented.
WSORR action now moves to Bark River, Mich., for Rounds IX & X and the Island Resort & Casino Boss Snowplow Off-Road Shootout on August 9-10. More information about that event is available at www.barkriveroffroad.com and info on the World Series is available at www.wsorr.com. Official sponsors for WSORR include Lucas Oil Products, Forest County Potawatomi, United Trailers and Sunoco Race Fuels. General Tire serves as "Official Tire" of WSORR. Additional sponsors include E3 Spark Plugs, BorgWarner, Super Clean Degreaser, Team Lucas, and Skyjacker Suspensions, among others.
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