GRANBURY, TX JANUARY 18, 2011: The Rock Beadle Team, competing for the third year in a row, drew the 4th starting position for the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers, putting them in the second row to get the checkered flag. “I couldn’t even believe it! When I was watching the show I thought maybe they didn’t get my entry form. I even asked my wife if she had sent it in!” exclaimed Barry Beadle. “It is pretty dang exciting to be starting in the second row. I couldn’t sleep that night.”
Beadle is very excited to be participating in the 2011 race. “We are competitors, if we didn’t think we had a chance to win, we wouldn’t do it,” said Beadle who thinks that there is a competitive advantage to being 4th off the line in front of the dust, and hopefully in front of all the bottlenecks. “The last two years we started pretty far back, so I think we won’t fell like we have to push as hard to fight through the pack, and hopefully not put as much stress on the car.”
The #4452 Ultra4 car will still feature the Red and Yellow paint scheme, but it will take on much different look from years past. Beadle will be driving a brand new Jimmy’s 4×4 car in the 2011 race that is “wider, lower and lighter than my old car that I drove the last two years,” said Beadle. “It was too tall and narrow to drive competitively through the off camber sections in last years race, but this one is low, lean and mean. Working with Jimmy’s 4×4 has been great, they have really got the car where it needs to be.” They will outfit the car with the BFGoodrich KRT 39” tires. “I have always used the BFGoodrich tires because there is nothing better.”
The Beadle Racing Team is not new to the King of the Hammers. In 2010, they were the last team to finish in time, placing 43rd. They started 46th, passed quite a few cars and was doing well until they cut a tire in Crowbar Canyon. They were re-passed by a large portion of the field, and as they tried to make up time, they had other issues with the car. Incredibly, they did finish. In 2009, they were not as lucky timing out at the last checkpoint after a broken driveline, and challenging multiple obstacles including Claw Hammer with only 2-wheel drive.
The Rock Beadle Team will start the 2011 season with the Griffin King of the Hammers along with On Track Racing teammates Dean Bulloch, Buzz Bronsema and Todd Stephensen who will together compete in a majority of the Ultra4 stops. Beadle will also compete in the Extreme Desert Racing Series and the MOROC Extreme Off Road Racing Series.
More Information: http://rockbeadle.com
Sponsors – BFGoodrich Tires, PSC Motorsports, Viking Offroad, Tom Woods Custom Driveshaft, B&H Transmission, Trail-Gear, Total Equipment and Service
About Barry Beadle: Barry Beadle has been racing Hot Wheels to shopping carts, and NHRA Super Comp to Rock Crawling and now will focus on the Ultra4 competitions. He has multiple wins associated with his name across multiple series. Beadle is the President and CEO of Total Equipment and Service specializing in the manufacturing and service of Oil Field Equipment in Granbury, Texas. He has been married for 17 years and has two junior rock crawlers Barry Jr, who joined the race team in early 2010, and Taelyn. Beadle has recently joined the On Track Racing Team putting more emphasis on Ultra4 racing and on supporting key marketing partners.