Corona, California (December 1, 2016) – Polaris, who has been a huge supporter of the Lucas Oil Regional Series Southern California since its inception 5 years ago, recently confirmed their continued support of the series for 2017. Not only will Polaris continue to supply all of the track support vehicles, but they will be giving away 3 brand new UTVs to qualified drivers in 3 of the most popular UTV classes.
Tell us about your racing background and how you came to race at the Lucas Oil Regional series:
Racing has been in our family’s blood for years. I am a 4th generation racer following in the footsteps of my great grandpa Bill Johnson, and great Uncles Jack Johnson and Scott Harden who are both AMA Hall of Famers and legends in off-road racing. I got my first motorcycle on my third birthday. My family raced motocross for years until my dad got hurt and required surgery. During his recovery he bought me and my brother BMX bikes and we began racing. I turned expert at 5 years old and at 6 won the CA state championship.
Tell us about your racing background and what brought you to the Lucas Oil Regional Series:
I became interested in racing at a pretty young age, although it was several years before I was able to act upon it. Erik Jacobus of J.E.Racing used to live down the street from my family and when he began to race the Lucas Oil Regional Circuit with an Alumi-craft Pro Buggy, I had a chance to drive it and I was hooked. I decided it was time to go out on my own, so I bought a Ford Ranger and built a mini stock. I am fortunate that my racing hobby is one that blends well with my occupation I am a Diesel Mechanic so I work on all sizes and types of motor vehicles.
Tell us about your racing background and what brought you to the Lucas Oil Regional Series: I grew up going to desert races to watch my Dad and Karl Scanlan race. I would beg my Dad to let me race but at age 7, I was too little. So he surprised me with a J1 kart. Karl made me a track on his property to practice. When I was 8, I did my 1st race in the J1 kart in the desert. For a couple years, I played around in the desert with the kart. When I was 11, I did my 1st race in the Lucas Oil Regional.
Tell us about your racing background and what brought you to the Lucas Oil Regional Series: Well, I use to watch my Dad and Karl Scanlan race in the desert for years, and I thought I’d give it a go. With no racing experience, I started in the J1 Kart class in the Lucas Oil Regional Series when I was 8 years old.