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Orange County, CA (July 30, 2009)
Carey Hart, Holds Down 5th In Points in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series Unlimited-2
If there is anyone involved in the offroad industry who is considered full of activity and follows a demanding schedule, there are several names that surface to the top. The likes of Robby Gordon and Travis Pastrana are two “house-hold” names that face a rigorous weekly schedule. As of late, Carey Hart has more than shown he has the wherewithal to not only handle operations of his Hart and Huntington Empire, field a successful AMA Supercross Team (rider won 2009 privateer of the year), compete at the X Games, but now also competes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series Unlimited-2 Truck Division.
One of the premiere classes in off road racing, Unlimited-2 Trucks are full size, 2wd purpose built short course race trucks. There is no limit to horsepower, but it generally ranges between 700-900 hp. Unlimited 2 trucks have a maximum body width of 80 inches and the minimum weight including the driver is 3,750 pounds.
Carey Hart has crossed over into short course racing and said he is in it for the long haul. “Lucas Oil is taking this series up to a whole new level,” he said. Other motocross superstars who have crossed over into short-course racing are Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan and SuperCross Legend Jeff Ward who also pilots an Unlimted-2 and is a direct competitor of Carey Hart.
The 2009 Lucas Oil Off Road Season started back in April and has already brought much life and excitement back into short course off road racing. Driving a 900HP ProPower Ford, Hart is the front man for the Rockstar Hart and Huntington Premiere Motorsports Group. A professional offroad powerhouse that umbrellas 8 separate racing programs, the PMG Operation has already racked up 23 Podiums, 16 of which are direct results from the 2009 Lucas Oil Off Road Series.
Hart has recently returned from a whirl wind tour where Carey held a series of free motocross events surrounding Pink’s Funhouse Tour that criss-crossed the “Land Down Under” for a three-month tour. Pink - real name Alecia Moore - has smashed attendance records for female artists performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. By the end of her 10-date run, she entertained sold out crowds to over 115,598 people.
With time being a luxury for Carey, practice and wheel time with his #46 U-2 Truck has been hard to come by. As a matter of fact, most of the seat time has been on race weekends and under the green flag. Hart’s 2009 rookie season has been an eye opening experience. “I’m new to this sport and I have a lot of passion about it. It’s a learning process right now and I have a long way to go and climb up that racing ladder, but we’re going to be giving the competition hell.” What is most impressive is Carey’s ability to make the finish under the checkered flag nearly every race. In the short course discipline, crunching contact between vehicles, truck launching jumps, high speed 4 wheel drifts, and devastating wrecks often take out half the field of competitors. By staying consistent, Carey has battled to a solid 5th in the U-2 Division season battle.
Rockstar Energy, once again, stepped up the involvement and participation, creating the Rockstar alley of short course supported teams. As far as the eye could see, there was trucks, RC-Cars, enthusiasts, banners, flags, and girls throughout the Pit Compound. The Rockstar Hart and Huntington Premiere Motorsports Group massive setup was closest to the entry. As the fans funneled into the facility, they were treated to a variety of ice cold Rockstar Energy Drinks, and all the hippest looking trucker hats one could handle. Half a dozen of the hottest Rockstar Girls were out in force passing out posters and stickers taking pictures with those lucky enough to attend.
At the Rockstar Hart and Huntington Pit, autographs were not hard to come by. Carey Hart, plus 6 additional Premiere Motorsports Group Drivers had scheduled signings each day. If you did not stop by, you are likely to catch one of several interviews, as we hosted ESPN Brasil, K&N, and the production team that prepares the official race coverage for SPEED, VERSUS, The Outdoor Channel and more. SPEED’s Program for LOORS Rounds 7&8 will air Aug 9, at 2 & 3pm or Aug 23 at 1 & 2pm. FOX Channel 11’s Morning Team came out early Friday Morning and aired live on the track action and interviews with Carey Hart, and several others. 4 different segments were broadcasted to millions of viewers throughout Los Angles County. Hart’s thought’s on the Lucas Oil Off Road Experience, "It's great racing, a lot of banging ... comparable to going out and watching a motocross race. But it's great for the whole family. Any kid can come by my truck for an autograph; it's very family friendly."
Just days after smashing it down and racing a 900HP short course truck in Lake Elsinore, Carey Hart is set up and prepared to compete in the 2009 X Games XV Super Moto Event. He will be running his late brother Anthony Hart’s race number (121) and name plate in his memory who passed away August of last year. SuperMoto goes down Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 1:30 – 2 p.m. You can catch all the action on ESPN and ABC all of this weekend, or doors to the Home Depot Center open at 10:00am.
This professional motorsports organization is the product of numerous individuals and support of strong companies brought together to create an offroad racing powerhouse. The brands like Rockstar Energy, Hart & Huntington, Lucas Oil, Geico Powersports, Liquid Graphics, Fantasyoff-roadracing.com, Simpson, Gator Wraps, Chronic Tacos, and General Tire will ensure a number of achievements & results throughout the 2009 season. Additional support from K&N Air Filters, VP Racing Fuels, KMC Wheels, JSTAR Motors, National Concrete Cutting, Century Collusion Center, NRGX, Screen Works, Corona Millworks Racing, Blurred Motion, and Bully Dog Technologies, constantly through the season compounds the sustainability of racing.
Briana Magowan- Public/Media Relations
Premiere Motorsports Group Inc.
Tel: (800) 213-2442
E-mail: [email protected]
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