BLACKFOOT, ID SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: The Tribe 4×4 & Texas Custom Trailers Dirt Riot National Rampage comes to Bridgeport Texas Northwest OHV Park this weekend. With over 100 drivers expected onsite, this will be one of the biggest events of the 14 Dirt Riot races this year. “Drivers have had to qualify to race in this end-of-year spectacular event,” explained Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “Our 5 series, composed of 3 races each, have already finished and each series has a winner. This weekend, all the racers from each series come head-to-head and race for the National Title. In addition to a cash purse, the winner of the 4400 Pro 4×4 race will get an entry spot into the 2015 Griffin King of the Hammers.”
Rochester, NY – September 15, 2014: Torq-Masters Technology, the developer of the Aussie locker announced the retirement of Bill Cole, founder and owner of the company. “After many years in the off road industry and having passed the personal 70 year old milestone it was time for younger ownership to take over the company,” said Bill Cole.
The company announced the sale of Torq-Masters Aussie lockers to woman business entrepreneur Cora Jokinen. Cora is a long time Offroad enthusiast and Aussie sponsored Rock Crawler. Cora says of Torq-Masters: “Bill Cole along with his team of engineers, technical services and customer support personnel has built the USA made Aussie Locker brand to be known Worldwide for superior strength, performance and reliability. This team will continue to provide World Class products and support to its customers and dealers under the new ownership.” Read More→
POMONA, Calif. (September 3, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire is set to partner with Red Bull Straight Rhythm, an innovative take on supercross, for an epic motorsports at Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Southern California’s largest off-roading event returns Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 for full days off action-packed festivities including off-road vehicle ride alongs, ATV/UTV ride and drives, an RC test track, celebrity autograph sessions, off-road racing demos and more. New this year, Off Road Expo will host on-site motocross trials throughout the day with 10-time AMA National Trials Champion Geoff Aaron, as well as the chance to meet several Red Bull athletes at the Trials course from 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm including Geoff Aaron, Tarah Geiger, Mike Day, Bryce Menzies, Ivan Ramierz, Aaron Colton and Kendall Norman. Off Road Expo fans are invited to head over to the Fairplex Auto Club Raceway on Saturday afternoon to witness the evolution of supercross at Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Red Bull Straight Rhythm will offer a $10 discount to fans who show their Off-Road Expo ticket at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm box office on-site on Saturday, October 4. Read More→
POMONA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire brings all-things off-road to Fairplex, in Pomona Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5. This year’s expo will feature the hottest off-road vehicles, products and accessories, as well as action-packed Red Bull Motocross trials demonstrations, off-road racing demos, Rubicon Trail off-road ride alongs, ATV and UTV test drives, an RC demo track, autograph signings, bikini contests and more! With more than 300 aftermarket performance vendors and more than 60,000 enthusiasts, Fairplex will burst with a 10-acre off-road party October 4 through October 5. Read More→
BLACKFOOT, ID AUGUST 6, 2014: Dirt Riot is very excited to throw the green flag on Saturday and Sunday at the “Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin. In addition to the Dirt Riot 100% payback that drivers are accustomed to, Branik Motorsports has partnered with Dirt Riot in presenting the 1st Annual Branik Cup and adding $5000 to the driver’s purse! The Dirt Riot race is a feature of the “Super Challenge Off-Road Race Weekend” that also includes MORR Short Course Sportsman Racing, Grass Drags, ATV Racing and Mud Bogs. The action is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, gates opening at 8am. Read More→
Levi Shirley 2014 Ultra4 Europe King of the Mountain
DODGE CITY, KS JULY 9, 2014 Starting the year with a Lucky Dog Racing double finish at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers when father Brian Shirley and son Levi Shirley crossed the finish line 20th and 21st respectively, would set the stage for their 2014 Ultra4 race around the world. “A lot of people ask what I have accomplished in 2014,” chuckled Levi Shirley. “Well, lets see, I’m King of the Mountain in Italy, our team has built two cars in two countries and kept two others racing. My dad and I have both qualified for the 2015 King of the Hammers, we’ve raced two Ultra4 Eastern Series races, two Ultra4 Europe Series races and an Ultra4 Western Series race, not counting this weekends race. Yes, I’ve been a little busy, but I love every second of it!” Read More→
BAJA , JULY 9, 2014 With an experience of a lifetime under their belt before the green flag even dropped, Trophy Spec #869 driver of record Tim Whale and business partner Mark Hoashi successfully started the 46th running of the 2014 SCORE Baja 500. The Trophy Spec truck started 10th in class and moved up to second in class within the first 100 miles! The outcome ended with the Baja superseding their podium finish at race mile 147 where a silt rut swapped out the rear end, slowly rolling the truck over consequently bending the rear tracking bar. “This is a huge defeat for me, I think we are officially out at the moment,” said Tim Whale. “The Driven Experience group has given us the opportunities to learn and it was up to us to finish. They have done everything they could to get the truck running again, but as it sits right now, we are going to have to call the race and head back to Ensenada.” Read More→
LOUISVILLE, 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.” Read More→
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BLACKFOOT, ID JUNE 26, 2014: The Nitro Gear & Axle Eastern W.E. Rock Pro Rock Crawling Series will be part of the well attended 4thAnnual Ultimate Motorsports Championship (UMC) at the Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana. The three-day event will include two full days of extreme rock crawling action in the quarry at the south end of the park. “The rock quarry at the Badland park has always been a drivers favorite. In the last year the rocks have been moved around where Josh has been able to build all new courses. Only one is similar to years past,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We encourage those that are coming to watch the weekends events to bring their 4×4 and participate in our Sportsman Class. It is essentially a run what you brung class that isn’t too difficult so you can have fun and win!” Read More→
LOUISVILLE, KY JUNE 24, 2014: The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show. As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator. “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.” Read More→
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