Monster Energy’s Jeremy McGrath Makes The Podium @ Antelope Valley CORR EventThursday, September 20, 2007 | 6:41 AM
Monster’s McGrath, the all-time winningest AMA Supercross racer ever, leads Sunday’s Pro-2 class race for all but two laps, finishes 2nd in fourth CORR race ever!
CORONA, Calif., (Sept. 19, 2007) – Monster Energy-backed Jeremy McGrath continues to amaze motorsports experts with his transition from two to four wheel competition, this past weekend making the podium with a 2nd place overall Pro-2 class finish at Sunday’s Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) race at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif.
McGrath, who qualified in 2nd place, topped a field that included his supercross idol, Monster-backed desert racer Ricky Johnson (Monster Energy/Pflueger Racing) and Monster Energy-backed Pro-2 division points leader Jerry Welchel.
“That was an absolute blast,” said McGrath of the CORR race.
“Coming from supercross I definitely feel at home with the off road trucks. The setting up for jumps, lines in and out of corners and passing moves are more akin to dirt bikes than racing ovals. But overall I think the CORR events definitely help with my NASCAR development racing.”
Noteworthy: McGrath’s podium finish from this past weekend’s CORR race will be broadcast on NBC Sports this Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-3 p.m. EST.
The Lucas Oil CORR Series returns to action Sept. 29-30 at Chula Vista International Raceway (Calif.) for Round Five of the series.
Developed in 1983, Championship Off Road Racing™ (CORR) brings high action four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks onto closed course off road tracks. The 2007 CORR season includes seven events in Los Angeles and San Diego, Dallas and Las Vegas.
CORR is divided into two series, Pro and Sportsman. The Pro Series is composed of three divisions: Pro 4 – Full-size 4wd race trucks, V8 engines, 800 HP; Pro 2 – Full-size 2wd race trucks, V8 engines, 800 HP; and Pro Lite – Compact/Mid-size 2wd race trucks, 4 cylinder engines, 300+ HP. The Sportsman Series is made up of two buggy
divisions: Single Buggy -- Limited to a 1600cc VW Type 1 engine; and Super Buggy – Featuring a 1650cc water cooled power plant.
For more information on the series, link to: www.corracing.com.