Short-course racing is back in Southern California! The Great American Shortcourse (GAS) series kicked off this past weekend in Victorville, California at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds.
Veteran short course race series director Lee Perfect and race promoter Dave Cole of Hammerking Productions announced the formation of the new series earlier this year at King of the Hammers. The partnership between Perfect and Cole was designed as a strategic path forward with the goal to not merely keep short course racing alive, but to successfully grow to new heights.
The weekend was filled with action as 18 different classes battled it out in 14 races. The series features RZR 170, RTL Traffic J2 Kart, Youth 1000, AM Ortega J1 Kart, Mini Stock, Mini Open, Open V8-Ultra 4, Limited Buggy, 1600 Buggy, Weller Racing Sr1, Cylex Signs Modified Kart, Prod Turbo UTV, Unlimited UTV, Prod 1000 UTV, Class 11, Pro Buggy, Pro Lite, and Pro 2.
One thing that the Great American Shortcourse offers is something that the coverage at King of the Hammers has become known for. The live race coverage that is put on by Hammerking Productions is second to know and with the live drone shots of the race, it made for exciting racing even on your living room couch.
There was a great turnout for the event and racers were excited to be back on the course in a day in age where we have all been accustomed to sitting at home. The racing mirrored that excitement as every race was one to watch.
Overall, it was a successful first weekend of racing for the Great American Shortcourse series and by the looks of it, everything will continue to grow as more of the world reduces regulations on spectator attendance. Up next for the Great American Shortcourse series is Rounds 3 and 4 at Glen Helen Raceway, May 22 and 23. What do you think of the new Great American Shortcourse series? The live coverage? Tell us in the comments below!
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