Mickey Thompson’s stable of short course off-road racers is revved up and ready to hit the dirt for the 2019 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season. The company is set to again sponsor top drivers in several LOORRS classes, showcasing the performance of its off-road tires in the nation’s foremost dirt racing series. New this season, the Pro 2 class will be required to race off-the-shelf tires rather than project tires.
"We are extremely excited to be back sponsoring some of the best racers in LOORRS," said Ken Warner, vice president of marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. "These dirt short course competitions offer edge-of-your-seat excitement, with the country’s best drivers battling wheel to wheel, and 2019 promises to be the finest season yet. Due to new tire requirements for the Pro 2 class, we believe our off-road tires will become the new standard for champion LOORRS Pro 2 competitors."
The 2019 Team M/T lineup includes:
- Pro 2 — Brian Deegan, Ricky “Li’l” Gutierrez, Adam Daffner, Eric Jacobus and Kipp Mickels
- Pro Lite — Mason Cullen, Hailie Deegan
- Pro Buggy — Trevor Briska
- East Coast Pro 2 and limited West Coast Pro 4 races —Andrew Carlson
The seven-event Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2019 schedule kicked off March 16 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.