Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Baja Racing News EXCLUSIVE

Championship Off Road Racing is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Vanillo as Director of Competition, and Gary Lane as Technical Director, effective immediately.

Together, Tony & Gary bring a combined experience of over 50 years involvement with all aspects of motorsports, including vehicle design and production, track operations, race direction, technical compliance, safety, and rules/regulation development and administration. They replace Ken Kincaid and Terry Severson, respectively, who worked cooperatively on this transition during the 2006 race season.

“Kenny Kincaid and Terry Severson have left an indelible mark on our sport by establishing a solid technical foundation. Their passion, dedication and professionalism towards off road racing and CORR in particular, are greatly appreciated and we thank them for their contribution” said Ken Zapp. “The transition to Tony Vanillo and Gary Lane during the 2006 season was seamless, and they are actively building on CORR’s well-established competition and technical foundation ensuring consistency and continuity for our teams, our fans and our sport.”

In their new roles with CORR, Tony will oversee all aspects of competition, operations and activity on the race track, and driver/team relations. Gary’s responsibilities include race vehicle dynamics, safety and technical compliance.

Championship Off Road Racing’s 2007 Rule Book is scheduled to be released on January 31. In the interim, competition and technical questions may be directed to Tech@CORRacing.com, or by phone:

Competition: Tony Vanillo - 760-617-1450

Technical: Gary Lane - 760-954-1106