Unlimited Off Road Expo June 2014 BowerMedia 17 220x146 Dirt Flinging Action at Inaugural 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JULY 1, 2014:  A week has passed since the close of the first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo in Louisville Kentucky and the buzz about the entire show is still a loud excited engine.  Vendors already want the paperwork for next year, drivers are asking how to be part of the outdoor show, and attendees want to mark their calendar.  The outdoor show worked perfectly to highlight four different styles of vehicles including Rock Bouncers, Mega Trucks, Ultra4 Cars and UTV / SXS.  “We are extremely happy with the way the racing went outside.  Each of the drivers in attendance were invited to drive and help us produce the best show possible, and they sure provided!” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “At the end of the day on Sunday, the back flips by Richie Keith, Brandon Dillon and CJ Bynum, were like putting on a huge grand-finale at a fireworks show.  Everyone was there cheering and left excited for next year. Everything was perfect.”

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The racing setup was unique to any event to date, led by Unlimited Expo Sports Director Jeremy Forsyth.  All four different disciplines of racers competed against each other to determine the fastest within their group.  The fastest proceeded onto the finals at4pm, which was built as a relay race.  A Mega Truck started the relay, followed by an Ultra4 car, passing off to the UTV that would tag in a Rock Bouncer.  The fastest relay team would win.  Saturdays team won by 8 seconds and Sundays team won by a mere 1 second, a testament to the excitement!

Saturday’s winners, with a time of 239.467, consisted of Mega Truck Series John Gordon, Southern Rock Racing Series CJ Bynum, Ultra4 Racing Tony “Rosco” Rietdorf and SXS Racer Trenton Parks.  Sunday’s team won by a mere one second which consisted of Mega Truck Series John Gordon, Southern Rock Racing Series Bobby Tanner, Ultra4 Racing Bill Baird and SXS Racer Brit Mansel.  The results to all the qualifying and final races are listed below.

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“Some of the vendors were nervous about the racing overpowering the inside vendors, but what we created and saw was the perfect flow of people coming in and out of the expo center through the outdoor vendors to the race track,” said Erin Freeman.

Some of the features of this inaugural show included:

  • Over 125 leading offroad exhibitors displayed their most recent products in booths and on amazing vehicles.  Many of the exhibitors spent the first half of the year finishing new products and builds to unveil at the UOR Expo.  Categories represented include Custom Fabricators, Race & Performance parts, Body Armor, Protection & Recovery products, Oil Fluids & Lubricants, Tools & Equipment, Offroad & Powersports Shops, Offroad Parks, Lifestyle Specialties and Institution & Services.

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  • 40 Professional Racers, by invite only, put on three mud flinging and dirt flying shows each day on the off-road track specifically built by Dream Traxx to highlight four different disciplines of racing including Southern Rock Racing, Mega Truck Racing, Ultra4 Racing and UTV Racing.
  • Full day of informative Business-to-Business seminars and Showroom floor open to Industry Only on Friday.
  • Innovations Walk featuring new products and information about them.
  • RC Course available to run with supplied RC Cars or personal vehicles.
  • The online Top Rig Contest had more than 78,000 votes from 38,000+ unique voters.  The Top 10 Vehicles were on display within and outside the hall with featured banners.
  • Autograph opportunities with Xtreme Off-Road TV Host Ian Johnson, CMT ‘Party Down South’ actress Mattie Breaux, 2 time King of the Hammers winner Shannon Campbell, King of the Hammers winner Eric Miller and many more extremely well known racers representing multiple segments of the offroad market.
  • A backflip was attempted by two rock bouncers Richie Keith and Brandon Dillion and one UTV driver CJ Bynum.  Richie Keith succeeded at being the first ever to complete a back flip in a Rock Bouncer.  CJ Bynum also completed a backflip in the SXS.
  • Off-Road course was available to exhibitors to demonstrate their products to their customers.
  • Multiple cash and prize give-aways were done by exhibiting companies and race series.
  • Over 7,500 in attendance during the 3 days of the inaugural 2014 event.

The Unlimited Offroad American Show & Expo is looking forward to continuing the success and enthusiasm from this weekends show into 2015.  Dates and exhibitor packets will be released in July, 2014.

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Day 1 Finals.

Team 2 – Time 239.467
MTS – John Gordon
SRRS – CJ Bynum
Ultra4 – Tony “Rosco” Rietdorf
SXS – Trenton Parks

Team 1 – Time 247.439
MTS –   Joshua Vadovsky
SRRS –  Danny Smith
Ultra4 –  Bill Baird
SXS –  Brit Mansel

Day 2 Finals.

Team 1 – Time 223.064
MTS –  John Gordon
SRRS –  Bobby Tanner
Ultra4 –  Bill Baird
SXS –  Brit Mansel

Team 2 – Time 224.032
MTS –  Keith Spiker
SRRS –  Danny Smith
Ultra4 –  Shannon Campbell
SXS –  Tripp Pullen

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EXPO SATURDAY

10am

ROCK BOUNCERS
1. Danny Smith – OL’ YELLOW – 53.348
2. Bree Molitor – THE AVENGER – 56.089
3. Labron Osborne – WHITE TRASH – 65.86
4. Nathan Tidwell – BEATDOWN – 68.96
5. Brandon Dillon – FORD BUGGY – 69.747
6. Shawn Tolson – PHAT ‘N’ ROWDY – No Time

MEGA TRUCKS
1. Joshua Vadovsky – PORK CHOP – 39.162
2. Randy Priest – MUD STICK – 43.206
3. Al Abercrombie – ADRENALINE RUSH – No Time
4. Keith Spiker – SPIKER – No Time

ULTRA4
1. Tony Rietdorf – ROSCO RACING #302
2. Chad Hundt – SNOT ROCKET RACING #456
3. Mike Feagins – WWSD ROCK RACING #929
4. James Austin Cantrell – CASEY JAMES RACING  #4510

SXS / UTV
1. Britt Mansell
2. Tripp Pullen
3. Nate Blackwell
4. John Griffith
5. CJ Bynum

1:00 pm

ROCK BOUNCERS
1. CJ – Bynum – THE RENTAL – 56.813
2. Steven Woolsey – SHOWGIRL – 58.784
3. Luke Wilson – OVERSIZED – 57.692
4. Richie Keith – PLOWBOY – 62.643
5. Randall Key – BLAZE – 59.514
6. Bobby Tanner – SCREAMIN’ BLUE – 51.221

MEGA TRUCKS
1. John Gordon – BONE COLLECTOR – 32.258
2. Kyle Adams – GUN SMOKE – 36.101
3. Richie Keith – PLOWBOY MUD – 44.11
4. Brian Rigsby – SHOW DOG – No Time

ULTRA4
1. Bill Baird – BILL BAIRD MOTORSPORTS #5252
2. Shannon Campbell – CAMBELL RACING  #5
3. Derek West – JIMMY’S RACING  #4420
4. BJ Allen – BARCO RACING #4429

SXS / UTV
1. Trenton Parks
2. Cameron Tanner
3. Rik Steham
4. Derek Hensley
5. Brooks Underwood

EXPO SUNDAY

10:00 am

ROCK BOUNCERS
1. Steven Woolsey – SHOWGIRL – 51.63
2. Shawn Tolson – PHAT ‘N’ ROWDY – 53.151
3. Danny Smith – OL’ YELLA – 53.601
4. CJ Bynum – THE RENTAL – 55.694
5. Bobby Tanner – SCREAMIN’ BLUE – 56.627
6. Richie Keith – PLOWBOY – 57.584
7. Randall Key – BLAZE – 60.069
8. Luke Wilson – OVERSIZED – 60.505
9. Nathan Tidwell – BEATDOWN – 60.752
10. Labronn Osborne – WHITE TRASH – 61.483

MEGA TRUCKS
1. John Gordon – BONE COLLECTOR – 32.079
2. Keith Spiker – SPIKER – 33.405
3. Kyle Adams – GUN SMOKE – 33.955
4. Al Abercrombie – ADRENALINE RUSH – 34.198
5. Joshua Vadovsky – PORK CHOP – 36.733
6. Randy Priest – MUD STICK – 36.858
ULTRA4
1. Shannon Campbell – CAMBELL RACING  #5
2. BJ Allen – BARCO RACING #4429
3. Tony Rietdorf – ROSCO RACING #302
4. James Austin Cantrell – CASEY JAMES RACING  #4510

SXS / UTV
1. Britt Mansell
2. Cameron Tanner
3. Brooks Underwood
4. Trenton Parks
1:00 pm

ROCK BOUNCERS
1. Danny Smith – OL’ YELLA – 50.981
2. Bobby Tanner – SCREAMIN’ BLUE – 51.221
3. Steven Woolsey – SHOWGIRL – 52.1
4. Shawn Tolson – PHAT ‘N’ ROWDY – 52.943
5. CJ Bynum – THE RENTAL – 55.219
6. Luke Wilson – OVERSIZED – 57.692
7. Labronn Osborne – WHITE TRASH – 58.031
8. Randall Key – BLAZE – 59.514
9. Richie Keith – PLOWBOY – 62.643
10. Nathan Tidwell – BEATDOWN – 63.436

MEGA TRUCKS
1. John Gordon – BONE COLLECTOR – 32.757
2. Keith Spiker – SPIKER – 32.855
3. Al Abercrombie – ADRENALINE RUSH – 35.273
4. Joshua Vadovsky – PORK CHOP – 36.122
5. Kyle Adams – GUN SMOKE – 36.999
6. Randy Priest – MUD STICK – 38.713

ULTRA4
1. Bill Baird – BILL BAIRD MOTORSPORTS #5252
2. Derek West – JIMMY’S RACING  #4420
3. Mike Feagins – WWSD ROCK RACING #929
4. Chad Hundt – SNOT ROCKET RACING #456

SXS / UTV
1. Tripp Pullen
2. Derrick Hensley
3. John Griffith
4. Bradley George
5. Nate Blackwell
6. Rik Stedham

 

“Great show!  Thank you guys so much for all the hard work!” – Brian Shepard, Marketing Director, Currie Enterprises

“You did an amazing job with the Expo!  Where do we sign up for next year?” – Clayton Walters, Owner, Clayton Off Road Mfg

“Back from my most excellent adventure to Louisville, KY for the Unlimited Off-Road Expo.  Had an awesome time photographing the events outside on the track as well as the activities inside the expo hall.  If you didn’t make this expo, you owe it to yourself to make the next one!” – Jim Daniels, UORA

“I had a great time and the event went very well.  Big thanks to Axel, Marvin and Erin for all their hard work.  Great event, I look forward to next year.” – Billy Mounjoy, Owner, Off Road Solutions

 “Thank you for the great efforts you and your team went through to make the Unlimited Off-Road Expo be a reality.  I really enjoyed the sessions during the B2B day and the opportunity to talk to other businesses in a more one-on-one environment.” – Benjamin Meade, Owner, Extreme Roc Rigs (attended as Industry Professional)

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