Riverside, Ca. February 16, 2012- The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series has announced six races for the 2012 season and Mini Stock champion Andrea Pathiakis will be continuing her drive from last year, to make this season another unforgettable one. With the race season starting this Saturday, February 10th at Glen Helen Raceway, the series will continue through the year with two new venues added to the list; Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park and an end of the year championship shootout at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The ICON Vehicle Dynamics team is proud to continue sponsoring Pathiakis and will be attending the regional events alongside their sponsored driver for pit support and an overall great day of racing. The #11 Mini Stock had nothing short of an exciting 2011 season with three podiums including two 1st place trophies. During the last October race, Pathiakis was two points shy of being on the top of her class and although it was a small gap, the female driver knew that she needed to just drive her race and persevere for the podium. Pathiakis started in front and stayed in the front during the Mini Stock main. The #11 driver worked hard to make it past three Stock Modified trucks and even stayed up close to one of the fastest trucks in that class as the other Mini Stock field was far behind. The competition yellow flag came and went as Pathiakis quickly gained her lead again while the Mini Stock stayed in the back of the pack. A couple more fast and smooth laps, she then took the checkered flag ending the 2011 season with the overall points lead, taking home the 2011 LORORS Mini Stock Championship; as a rookie. This upcoming weekend’s premiere season race will be nothing short of action packed excitement that comes from short course racing.
As the new 2012 season commences, Pathiakis is proud to announce the signing on of new and old sponsors including Lucas Oil, Off Road Vixens, Method Race Wheels, Nissan Motorsports, MOMO USA, SDHQ, and DMZ Fab & Race Prep. Tim Duncan of DMZ has been a crucial APRacing team member, providing thorough race preparation and oversight of the racing program along with valuable words of racing for the driver. Pathiakis has been busy in the off season as she is a full time college student and continues racing with ICON Vehicle Dynamics motorsports marketing manager, Sean Kepler in various desert races and travels with the ICON team. The off season has also included the presentation of the #11 Mini Stock at the Sand Sports Expo and Off Road Expo to promote the driver and Lucas Oil Regional series.
The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series has dramatically grown from its premiere April 2011 race; including all of the attributes that the larger Lucas series has to offer. Pathiakis has become a key competitor in the grassroots racing series and already has plans to continue her success in the 2012 season. The ICON Vehicle Dynamics is proud to continue with the driver and is overly pleased with her presence and victories. The 2012 year will bring many opportunities for the 2011 Mini Stock Champion.