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Oberg Motorsports Glad to Get Back Behind the Wheel @ PDG Test



Perris, CA (April 22, 2009) – Nearly seven months to the day was the last time Mike Oberg put the pedal to metal on his #80 AMSOIL Kumho Tire Chevy Silverado PRO-2WD race truck. The premature ending of the 2008 short course season sent Oberg Motorsports back home to Eagle River, Wisconsin without anywhere to practice, let alone race.

“It was unfortunate the way the season ended last year, we were making great progress with our new truck and looking for a great finish to the year, but the sanctioning body folded and we headed back home,” noted Mike Oberg.

Eagle River, Wisconsin is located in Northern Wisconsin where the first snow fall can happen in early October, and the ground usually doesn’t thaw and dry out until mid-April. This prevents Midwest teams like Oberg Motorsports from testing during much of the off-season.

The newly formed Professional Drivers Group (PDG) put together a two day test session with The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series to help team prepare for the upcoming season. When the announcement was released for the test event, Oberg Motorsports title sponsor, AMSOIL, helped all the PDG membership by underwriting the event, making it a free two-day test session.

The test sessions ran all afternoon and into the night on Sunday, and again during the middle of the day on Monday. Mike and his crew chief, Cory Lambert, were glad to have this opportunity to go to the West Coast for the test session.

“Both trucks have been ready since last September, most of my time, this winter has been spent ordering and making spare parts for the 2009 season,” explained Cory Lambert. “It’s great to be back at the track.”

Oberg Motorsports took advantage of every chance they could to get on the .7 mile track at Perris Auto Speedway. The team experimented with different tire grooves and sway bar combinations, and by Sunday’s final night test session. The grey and black AMSOIL Chevy Silverado was set up to run some of the fastest times in the session.

“AMSOIL really supports our team well,” stated Mike Oberg. “Now they are a sponsor of the TORC series and to top it all off, they are helping all the PDG drivers with a no fee two day test session. I truly believe their synthetic oil products are the best in the industry and they have to be on of the best supporters of short course off-road racing.”

The down time between test sessions, AMSOIL Motorsports Director, Jeremy Meyer, put Mike to work as he and Scott Douglas filmed several video spots for the upcoming season.

Mike Oberg continues to spread the good word about AMSOIL synthetic engine lubricants.

The season begins May 15, as Oberg Motorsports travels to The Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway for the opening rounds of the inaugural season of the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL.

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For more information about Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL, visit: www.torcseries.com

For more information about the Professional Drivers Group, visit: www.pdgoffroad.org

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Hawk Performance,
J & H Transmission,
Walker Evans Racing Wheels,
Millwright Services,
MSD Ignition,
Oberg Filters,
Peterson Fluid Systems,
Precision Gear,
Raceline Oil Pumps, and
Stewart Warner Performance.

Oberg Motorsports has marketing opportunities available for the upcoming race season. For more information please contact Mark “Gilly” Gilhausen, gilly@obergmotorsports.com

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