8-Hour ATV / UTV Endurance Race Fires Up this
PORTLAND, Ore. – PIAA Corporation, a leader
in Powersports lighting and accessories, has
again teamed up with the World Off-Road
Championship Racing Series (WORCS) to host this
weekend's 2nd Annual PIAA 8‑Hour UTV/ATV
Endurance Race. The event will take place this
coming Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Speedworld
Raceway in Surprise, Ariz.
"Last year's inaugural 8-hour race was a huge
success," Robertson said. "We proved to
the ATV, UTV and Powersports industry that PIAA
lighting products are indeed the best in the
world, proven everywhere from the Baja 1000 and
Daytona 24-Hour sports car race to the World
As the presenting sponsor, PIAA will be
providing financial support as well as offering
a contingency program that will encourage racers
to use PIAA halogen and HID lighting products.
The race starts at 4 p.m. and finishes at
midnight: having a PIAA-equipped vehicle will
once again be a distinct advantage.
"WORCS races are the ultimate test of man and
machine," explained WORCS owner Sean Reddish.
"Teaming up with PIAA, the industry leader in
power-sports lighting and putting on an UTV and
ATV endurance race was a home run."
Teams will race non-stop for eight hours
around a 7-mile loop that starts on the
Speedworld motocross circuit before heading out
into the Arizona desert. Separate overall
winners will be awarded in both UTV and ATV
divisions. For UTVs, racing classes
include Unlimited, Modified, Stock, and
Ironman/woman; for ATVs, classes will be Pro A,
B, and C; Women's Pro A and B; Veterans 30+;
Masters 40+; and Ironman/Woman.
PIAA's contingency awards should inspire all
competitors: Overall finishers will be
awarded $1000 for first, $500 for second, $250
for third. To be eligible, vehicles must
use PIAA HID or Halogen lamps and run PIAA
PIAA has also been offering racers the
opportunity to purchase PIAA lights at a special
discounted price. This offer has been available
for registered racers ONLY; an official race
registration number is required. For
details on this offer, as well as info on all
PIAA UTV and ATV lighting products, visit
www.piaapowersports.com or call
Other race contingencies in play this weekend
include WORCS's 100% Pro Payback to the pro ATV
and the Unlimited UTV class, and Motoworks
exhaust's $1000 payout to the overall ATV winner
– if they run a Motoworks exhaust and decals.
For entry and class information, plus rules
and regulations, visit
www.worcsracing.com, or call 435-635-1597.
Pre-entry is closed. Entry fee per team is $200
pre-entry, $225 day of race.
PIAA has been the acknowledged
leader in innovative automotive and Powersports
products since its founding in 1963. PIAA
products, created in PIAA's Technical Design
Center in Japan, are known for their visionary
design, inspired engineering and quality
PIAA Corporation, USA is located at 3004
NE 181st in Portland, OR 97230, 503-489-6666.
PIAA will make the PIAA lamp kits available at a
reduced price to competitors through Rocky
Mountain ATV, a WORCS Series sponsor and title
sponsor of this event.