Short course racing!! The Countdown begins to the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing opener in Owatonna, MN! Please see below for information and be sure to visit WSORR.com for more details on the home page, including new video, new POW (Pic Of the Week) -- all about the Owatonna Opener. World Series of Off-Road Racing NEWS P.O. Box 99, Crandon, WI 54520 www.wsorr.com For National Release, March 25, 2007. Contact for info, photos, video clips: Steve Weiss, 303-880-7221 Tons of Horsepower, National TV Set for WSORR Owatonna Off-Road Opener OWATONNA, MN â€“ Professional off-road racing makes history May 19-20, 2007 when the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) brings its national circuit to the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, MN. It will be the first time the State has hosted a national short-course, off-road racing event. Tons and tons of horsepower will rumble into Southeast Minnesota from across the nation as WSORR showcases racing classes ranging from high-performance, fan favorite PRO pickup truck racing to entry level classes. "There is something exciting on the WSORR menu for every appetite of racing,â€� said Doug Davis, general manager, WSORR. â€œOur PRO classes are the serious drawing cards and the Owatonna event will feature the top names in off-road racing circles, going fender to fender and trading paint," he said. Fans will undoubtedly notice the SPEED Network TV cameras rolling all weekend. Action at Owatonna will be broadcast in prime time later in the year as part of comprehensive SPEED TV package covering WSORR. Owatonna promoter Don Williams said the May 19-20 season opener is a "huge event for our area and the entire State. To finally be part of the national off-road racing tour and on national TV puts Minnesota on the off-road racing map,â€™ he said. "I am sure I speak for every truck owner, every race fan in Minnesota, when I say we are proud to host the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing," he said. "Based on early indications and interest, we are considering adding additional grandstands to the track,â€� said Williams. Capacity at the Steele County Fairgrounds is 5,500. "They draw more than 40,000 for the annual off-road racing World Championships in Crandon, Wisconsin. With our proximity to large populations we are expecting an enormous turnout for this race," he said. â€œWe have invited local and state dignitaries and the Governor's office has shown interest in attending the event,â€� he said. Davis said WSORR-style racing is one of the greatest values in motor racing. â€œFans get 11 classes of off-road racing -- the finest in the country. World Series pits are open so fans get to meet the drivers and watch the pit crews work on these exotic machines. Cheer for your favorite driver or root for your favorite brand -- Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Nissan, Toyota -- the World Series has them all,â€� he said. Minnesotans can get more familiar with the â€œsuper stars of off-road racingâ€� by visiting www.wsorr.com and select their favorite racers to watch and meet this coming May 19-20. WSORR is the largest off-road racing organization of its type and features one of the countryâ€™s most explosive and thrilling forms of motorsports for live audiences as well as SPEED TV.