BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Robert Stout will make his national-level debut in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on April 14, as the series kicks off its 2018 season at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz.
Stout will compete in the 12-race UTV Production 1000 class behind the wheel of the No. 915 Tommy Thompson Motorsports Yamaha. His aim will be to secure the rookie of the year award in addition to chasing the class championship.
In 2014, Stout competed in short-course off-road racing before winning his first ever race in the Pro-Buggy division in an Arizona regional event.
“A lot of things came together here at the last minute to create this opportunity,” said Stout. “First I have to thank Tommy Thompson Motorsports for their support. Tommy is really the guy that opened the door and made this possible. We’ll fly his Magic Dry Absorbent colors proudly this season and do our best to get him some good TV time.”
“We have a great car prepared by Weller Racing, but I will have a steep learning curve to get up to speed with the players on the tour. It’s the fastest growing class in the series so the field will be large, and the racing will be tough, just the way we like it!”
While his off-road experience is limited, Stout’s racing experience is vast. He is a two-time national champion and driver of the year in sports cars, has driven for IndyCar star Davey Hamilton behind the wheel of a winged sprint car and also raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in an Indy Lights car.