AOE cancels 2024 National Short Course Series plans

American Outdoor Events will not go ahead with the 2024 National Short Course series announced in September.

The Oklahoma-based organization intended to run a seven-race national multi-class short-course series at venues located between the West Coast and the Midwest, including Bark River, ERX, Crandon and the newly-completed MidAmerica Outdoors. It would have filled a gap created when the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series folded in 2020.

“After serious consideration, discussion, and additional research, American Outdoor Events has decided to not move forward with the 2024 National Short Course series announced earlier this year. The original focus and purpose of AOE and MidAmerica Outdoors was a family-focused outdoors park that impacts the Northeast Oklahoma area. AOE will refocus their energy more closely to home and more in alignment with the original vision of the founders,” read a statement issued by AOE’s Jason Robinett.


“There are many details that still need to be communicated, but we wanted to allow drivers and marketing partners to know as soon as possible out of respect for their 2024 planning and budgeting processes. Short Course is a healthy and vibrant segment of American Motorsports and there are many other strong organizations that will still be carrying the mission forward.

“Additional details will be communicated over the next few weeks regarding the other racing series owned and operated by AOE as the team re-evaluates our racing programs individually in context of our primary goals and vision.

“We look forward to producing even bigger and better events at MidAmerica Outdoors in 2024 as we narrow our scope, expand our impact on the local community, and strive for excellence in all that we do. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.”

Story originally appeared on Racer