The Off-Road Cup

November 30, 2011 11:25am
Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Racing LLC officially announced the second running of The Off-Road Cup, in which the main purpose is to determine the best race series in America.  The 9-hour 3-man team event will take place Saturday February 25th, 2012 at Golden Pine Raceway in Prentiss, MS.

The sandy, hilly terrain at Golden Pine Raceway will provide for a great event.  This venue has hosted many high-profile events such as a Regional Qualifier for Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National in 2010 with many big names present.  “Golden Pine Raceway is recognized as one of the premier tracks in the country and we are very excited to have the opportunity to work Acadiana Racing to expand into off road racing”, said Randy Rector, owner of Golden Pine Raceway.  “I can’t think of a better way to expand into off road racing than to bring the 9 hour Off Road Cup to Golden Pine Raceway.”

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The first race series to get their name on the large perpetual Off-Road Cup trophy first was Midwest Off Road Events (M.O.R.E.) in March of 2011 at Desoto Motorsport Park in North Louisiana.  Steve Leivan, Dale Rector, and Caleb Wohletz from Missouri – all on KTM motorcycles, took the victory after 9 hours of intense racing.  Second place went to the Louisiana Cross-Country (LACC) Series followed by the Hillbilly Gran Prix series in third.

The inaugural event in 2011 was a success and the total purse amount has been increased to $2,500 for 2012.  Classes are offered for all skill levels; a family class offered, ironmen class, and so on.  All 9 hours of the event take place during daylight hours (no lights required) and riders will be allowed to each ride their own motorcycles.

Regional and National level race series owners and officers are encouraged to coordinate teams to best represent their series and area of the country.  For more information on this event, sponsorship opportunities, submitting future venue options, and eventually pre-entry instructions go to www.TheOffroadCup.com, email info@AcadianaRacing.com, or call (337) 322-3170.