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Friday, July 18, 2008

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA

Friday, July 18, 2008


 Heading to the home of off road racing, San Diego County, CA,  for the first time this season, Championship Off Road Racing TM is gearing up for a weekend of live television action on July 26 and 27 at the Chula Vista International Raceway.  For the first time in CORR history, the weekend’s action will be broadcast live and in high-definition Saturday on SPEED, and Sunday on NBC. 

 Viewers at the track and at home will feel like they are in the center of the fight as they watch the fiercely competitive Pro 2® class.  After capturing two first place wins in Pomona, Rockstar/Makita’s Todd LeDuc is tied for third in the standings with former Supercross Champion and Monster Energy Drink’s Jeremy McGrath.  LeDuc, one of the youngest drivers in the Pro 2 class, will try to duplicate his winning weekend in Pomona in order to catapult him to the top of the standings. 

 Pro 4™ driver Scott Douglas is hoping that being in his hometown will give him the extra bit he needs to stand high on the podium.  Finishing in the top-three five times in his last six starts, the El Cajon, CA native has never won a CORR championship and knows that this is his year.  Currently sitting second in the standings, can Douglas overcome Rick Huseman to sit on the top of the leader board, or will the reigning Pro 4 Champion, Carl Renezeder sweep the weekend?  In the Pro Lite class, five-time CORR Champion Jeff Kincaid is leading the standings, fighting off the 2007 Driver of the Year, Robert Naughton and San Diego native, Rodrigo Ampudia. 

 “This weekend marks an important milestone for CORR.  For the first time, both days of racing will be broadcast live on network television,” said Deanne Vernengo, CORR’s Broadcast Director.  “We are thrilled to bring CORR fans high-definition racing in real time from the home of off road racing, San Diego, CA.”

 Gates open at 9:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  Racing action begins at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are available online at as well as onsite, at the event. 

 The Chula Vista International Raceway is a purpose-built facility, located in southeast Chula Vista.  Built in a working rock quarry, the Chula Vista International Raceway offers a challenging surface for drivers and provides a stunning backdrop for fans.  The track includes major elevation changes and areas where driving skill are rewarded.





 Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four-wheel motorsports including two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena.  The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing race season includes eight events at tracks located in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV.




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