TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Radar Tires enters its sophomore season of short course off-road racing by expanding the program into two series – The Off-Road Championship (TORC) and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Championship (LOORRS).
Red Bull athlete Luke Johnson, the 2013 TORC Pro Buggy Champion and driver/owner of the No. 14 Project648 Motorsports Dodge Dakota, will campaign the full TORC season and a partial LOORRS season on Radar Tires. Fresh of his first Pro Buggy championship, Johnson returns to the Pro Light class for the first time since 2012.
“We are thrilled to have Luke Johnson representing Radar Tires in 2014 and anticipate a great relationship with Luke both on and off the track.” said GS Sareen, President and Founder of Omni United. “To have a driver of his pedigree and accomplishments campaign on Radar tires is a testimony to our products and what has been accomplished in our short tenure in motorsports. We made huge gains during our rookie season and we’re looking to build on that program with Luke and the Project648 team in 2014. Welcome to the Radar Tires and Omni United family, Luke.”
Johnson will use size LT265/75R16 and 32X11.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 tires in both TORC and LOORRS series this season.
The 21-year old, Orange County, Calif., resident has made his mark on both short and long course off-road racing. Johnson won his first championship title in 2007 in the Super-Stock UTV class of Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR). That same year, he competed in his first Baja 1000. In 2009, Johnson was named TORC Sportsman Rookie of the Year and then in 2012 was recognized as the TORC Most Improved Driver of the Year.
In his 2013 championship season, Johnson won eight out of the 12 TORC Pro Buggy races and capped his season off with a Class 8 win at SCORE International’s Baja 1000 in November.