Championship Off-Road Racing


Championship Off-Road Racing
Championship Off Road Racing
CORR
Corrlogo.png
Sport Offroad racing
Area of jurisdiction  United States
Formation date 1998
Headquarters Newport Beach, California
President Jim Baldwin
Chairman Cissy Baldwin
Replaced SODA
Closure date 2008
Official website
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 races were nationally televised.

Contents

History

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

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

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

  • 2008 Carl Renezeder
  • 2007 Carl Renezeder
  • 2006 Johnny Greaves
  • 2005 Johnny Greaves
  • 2004 Jason Baldwin
  • 2003 Carl Renezeder
  • 2002 Johnny Greaves
  • 2001 Rob MacCachren
  • 2000 Rob MacCachren
  • 1999 Walker Evans
  • 1998 Jack Flannery

Pro 2

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

  • 2008 Rob MacCachren
  • 2007 Jerry Whelchel
  • 2006 Carl Renezeder
  • 2005 Carl Renezeder
  • 2004 Scott Taylor
  • 2003 Scott Taylor
  • 2002 Scott Taylor
  • 2001 Scott Taylor
  • 2000 Scott Taylor
  • 1999 Scott Taylor
  • 1998 Ricky Johnson

Pro-Lite

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

  • 2008 Marty Hart
  • 2007 Rob Naughton
  • 2006 Chad Hord
  • 2005 Jeff Kincaid
  • 2004 Kyle LeDuc
  • 2003 Jeff Kincaid
  • 2002 Jeff Kincaid
  • 2001 Jeff Kincaid
  • 2000 Jeff Kincaid
  • 1999 Johnny Greaves
  • 1998 Johnny Greaves

Other notable drivers

  • Rodrigo Ampudia - Made history as being the first international driver to win a CORR race.
  • Jason Baldwin - late son of Jim Baldwin, was killed in a plane crash on November 19, 2005.
  • Jim Baldwin
  • Josh Baldwin - son of Jim Baldwin
  • Scott Douglas
  • Evan Evans
  • Brendan Gaughan - the future NASCAR Driver competed in the Pro-2 division in the 1997 Winter Series and 1998 season.
  • Robby Gordon
  • Jimmie Johnson - the future 2006-2009 Sprint Cup champion won the 1997 Winter Series Pro-2 championship at Glen Helen Raceway, CORR's first event after taking over from SODA.
  • Jeremy McGrath
  • Rod Millen
  • Travis Pastrana
  • Carl Renezeder
  • Art Schmidt

Additional reading

References

  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. http://www.dirtnewz.com/corr-pressreleases/2008/10-2008/corr10-3-08.shtml. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, Johnny (2009-03-18). [speedstylemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=712&Itemid=42 "Off-Road Racing Keeps Changing!"]. Speed Style Magazine. speedstylemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=712&Itemid=42. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 

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