Championship Off-Road Racing

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Championship Off Road Racing
CORR
Corrlogo.png
SportOffroad racing
Jurisdiction United States
Founded1998
HeadquartersNewport Beach, California
PresidentJim Baldwin
ChairmanCissy Baldwin
ReplacedSODA
Closure date2008
Official website
www.corracing.com
 
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Championship Off Road Racing
CORR
Corrlogo.png
SportOffroad racing
Jurisdiction United States
Founded1998
HeadquartersNewport Beach, California
PresidentJim Baldwin
ChairmanCissy Baldwin
ReplacedSODA
Closure date2008
Official website
www.corracing.com

Championship Off Road Racing (usually abbreviated CORR) was a sanctioning body for offroad racing in the United States. It formed in 1998 and went bankrupt in 2008. Its Midwest races were supplanted in 2007 by the Traxxas TORC Series and by the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on the West Coast in 2009. Both received most of the drivers and adopted the same racing format.

History[edit]

CORR was formed in 1998 by ESPN announcer Marty Reid.[1] It displaced the SODA series at the premiere short course off-road racing series when most of the drivers in SODA moved to CORR. The series was purchased by Jim Baldwin in 2005.

Baldwin canceled two of the rounds at Las Vegas in October 2008. In a press release, he stated: "Championship Off Road Racing has made the difficult decision to cancel the Primm, Nevada race on October 25th and 26th. The current credit crisis has made it very difficult to cover CORR’s costs."[2] He filed for bankruptcy and abandoned the sanctioning body's facilities in Chula Vista, California.[3]

Classes[edit]

There were ten classes in the series.

The eight truck classes were: Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Spec, Pro Lite, and Trophy Kart (Junior I, Junior II, Modified).

The three buggy classes were: Pro Buggy, Single Buggy, and UTV.

Pro 4[edit]

The trucks were built or manufactured as a full-size, four-wheel-drive type utility vehicle, capable of being driven through the front wheels. Vehicle must be a standard manufacturer production model available to the general public in the U.S. Vehicle style must have the manufacturer production of 5,000.

2008 Herbst Team Pro-4 Trophy Truck
3 CORR Pro 4 trucks at Chula Vista in 2003

Past Champions[edit]

Pro 2[edit]

Specs: The trucks were built or manufactured as a full-size, two-wheel-drive type utility vehicle, weighting at least 3400 pounds. Vehicle must be a standard manufacturer production model available to the general public in the U.S. Vehicle style must have the manufacturer production of 5,000. Manufacturer body styles and engines must be from the same manufacturer. Horsepower: 8 cylinders, 750-900 HP. Suspension: Front wheel travel limit 18"; rear wheel travel limit 20". Chassis: Maximum wheelbase 120"; minimum wheelbase 113"; maximum track width 93". Body: Maximum body width 80". Weight: Minimum weight with driver 3,750 lb (1,700 kg); minimum front axle weight 48% of total truck weight. Tire Size: 35 x 12.50 maximum. Numbering: 1-99.

Josh Baldwin competes in the Pro-2 series during the 2005 Nissan Nationals at the Chula Vista International Raceway in Chula Vista, Calif., courtesy of U.S. Navy

Past Champions[edit]

Pro-Lite[edit]

The trucks were compact trucks which have 250 horsepower (190 kW), must weight 2800 pounds, and can not have more than 12 inches (300 mm) of front and 14 inches (360 mm) of rear suspension travel. Vehicle style must have had a manufacturer production of 5,000.

Past Champions[edit]

Other notable drivers[edit]

Tracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CORR/Vegas race report 1998 EXXON Superflor winter series; Retrieved February 16, 2008
  2. ^ "CORR Primm October 25-26 CANCELLED by CORR CEO-JIM BALDWIN". Dirtnewz.com. October 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, Johnny (2009-03-18). "Off-Road Racing Keeps Changing!". Speed Style Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Pyatskowit, Jeremy. "2005 CORR Event Coverage: CORR Set for New Season". Off-Road.com. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mannes, Tanya. "Off-road racing series returns to Chula Vista". U-T San Diego. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "CORR: Pomona III: Scott Taylor weekend summary". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 

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