American Outdoor Events (AOE) recently announced that it had acquired Great American Shortcourse (GAS), a leading provider of short course racing events in the Western United States. With this acquisition, AOE further expands its portfolio of outdoor recreational activities and strengthens its position in the growing off-road racing and short-course market.
GAS, founded in 2021, has quickly become a prominent player in the off-road racing scene, attracting thousands of participants and spectators to its events in the western United States. The company’s focus on family-friendly, accessible racing has made it a favorite among enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
AOE is committed to elevating all aspects of the outdoors lifestyle, including the off-road riding and racing industries as well as exciting short-course racing. The company’s commitment to family, adventure-driven experiences, passion, and community engagement has earned it a loyal following of outdoor enthusiasts and industry partners.
“We’re excited to welcome GAS to the AOE family,” said American Outdoor Events Owner and CEO, Jason Robinett. “Short Course Off-road racing is a fan-friendly and television-ready experience with tremendous potential. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this resurgence. By combining our strengths, we can create even more memorable experiences for our customers, drivers, fans, and partners to help grow the sport of off-road racing for years to come.”
Under the terms of the acquisition, Lee Perfect will continue to lead and operate the series as Race Director. Both Lee and Poppy Perfect along with their team, have been leading GAS since inception and are indispensable, experienced racers and family-focused leaders.
“We’re honored that the RobineLs and the AOE family see the potential of this young series and are happy to have the opportunity to get to work with them,” stated Perfect. “They bring amazing enthusiasm and vision for the future of short-course off-road racing, and we’re eager to see the series grow under the AOE umbrella.”
For more information on the Great American Short Course, be sure to check out its website.