Jim Conner and the Jim Conner Racing program have come to an agreement to bring the largest contingency program in off-road racing to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Connor, whose involvement in off-road racing dates back to his days racing in the SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series, as well as serving as Nissan Motor Corp.’s off-road race team manager, brings four decades of experience to the short-course racing series, according to a press release.
“I have received immense interest from a variety of companies that we work with about participating in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series,” Conner said. “The Series has developed a reputation within the industry as being well-run and highly organized. We are looking forward to being a part of their continued success.”
With Conner’s involvement, the companies involved with his program will be integrated into the existing series contingency program to create the richest contingency program offered in off-road racing, according to the release. The program, while continued to be managed by contingency director Tanya Vanillo, will feature additional companies offering both cash and product awards to race participants.
“Jim Conner represents some of the strongest supporters in off-road racing. It is a fantastic opportunity for our teams and drivers to reap the benefits of these relationships he’s built with his many years of experience in the off road-racing industry,” said Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’ Tony Vanillo.
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the longstanding 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.