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TBars4 Tom Wayes Stampede 3 220x146 Tom Wayes Wins Ultra4 NorCal Stampede After Last to Qualify In B MainTAHOE CITY, CA   JUNE 11, 2014    Sometimes it doesn’t matter how the weekend starts, it matters how it ends.  In Tom Wayes case, the Weathertight, BFGoodrich Tires, 3D Concrete #321 ended on the podium with the first place 2014 MetalCloak NorCal Stampede trophy.  Coming into the race Wayes was sitting in 2nd place in National Points trailing Healy by a mere 52 points.  A challenging season to start, Wayes was the 2014 King of the Hammers fastest finisher until penalized to 7th for a navigation error, then as the 6th place finisher at the Arkansas Eastern Series race he added some momentum later in the day when he won the SRRS vs Ultra4 shootout in Hot Springs, Arkansas. With Tom Wayes first ever Ultra4 win at the NorCal Stampede, Wayes is now 1st in the National and Western Ultra4 Series points.  Wayes next race will be the East Coast Series UMC Badlands race on June 29th.

Ultra4 Stampede Video Recap:

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ORMHOF Logo 1978 copy 220x100 The Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces the 2014 Class of InducteesReno, Nev. (May 19, 2013) – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announced today the 2014 Class of Inductees.  Del Albright, David Ashley, Marty Fiolka, the late Nye Frank, and Bill Sanders will have their names added to the venerable list of those who have committed their lives to the off-road community.

The five Inductees’ widespread accomplishments cover a number of arenas in the sport including off-road racing, and acting as pioneers of the industry, journalism and advocacy.  Their legacies will be celebrated and displayed for the public, in Gallery Four within the famed National Automobile Museum – the Harrah Collection – located in Reno, Nev.  They join names synonymous with the sport including Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Rob MacCachren, Larry Roeseler, Walker Evans, and Rod Hall, as well as many others who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the sport prosper and grow. Read More→

Friese Images Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer Finishes With Brand New Car at Ultra4 StampedeDANVILLE, CA   JUNE 10, 2014    Jason Scherer’s brand new IFS car is going to be a strong contender in the upcoming Ultra4 series races, as proven by it’s excellent performance at this weekends MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race.  Started a short 3 months ago after the finish of the King of the Hammers, “The Gavel” hit dirt for the very first time on it’s way to Friday’s Tech Inspection where it passed with flying colors.  Scherer finished 12th in the main event, after racing up to the lead with just a half of lap to go.  “It was great to see Tom Wayes in the winners circle in the same car that won last years Stampede!” said Jason Scherer, the 2013 MetalCloak Stampede winner.  “We had our fair share of little issues that we had to work out on the new car this weekend. Today’s race was a bit bittersweet, knowing the car is awesome and with a little tuning is a top contender.  But, also knowing that just making a normal pass or probably following the lapper would have been good enough for the win in the car’s debut race.  A little prep, some tuning, and some small mods and we will be ready for Glen Helen on July 11th!” Read More→

Nico Pecht 4x4 racing team 220x165 Debilitating Multiple Sclerosis is Driving Factor in New Ultra4 Racing TeamLAKE TAHOE, CA      MAY 28, 2014    Twelve years ago Nico Pecht was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 24.  MS is an incurable and debilitating disease that effects more than 2.5 million people world-wide.  Over time it has become more and more difficult for Nico to enjoy his time four-wheeling, but with the help of Rory Romero and friends, he has spent the last 7 years dedicated to building his dream machine that is now being raced in the Ultra4 series under driver of record Rory Romero.  “Our intention is to raise awareness about this incurable disease so we can find the cure,” said Nico.  “I want to make a footprint on this earth.  I want to let people know what happens so they can get involved and help.  I don’t want to just sit here.”  Read More→

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  • Saturday and Sunday, June 21-229am to 6pm – Open To Public
  • Friday, June 20, 9am to 8pm – Business to Business

Unlimited Off Road Expo 220x220 This Weekend Hosts the First Ever 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JUNE 19, 2014:  With the tagline ‘East Goes Epic’ the first ever 2014 Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo will kick off with a unique Business-to-Business day on Friday and then open the doors to the public on Saturday andSunday.  Off-Road companies and vehicles of all sorts will fill the massive Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  “This show is going to be amazing.  We have been building for this weekend for months and seeing all the vendors coming in and setting up today is rewarding,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The inside and outside show is everything that we have been talking about and more.  We have been able to add some extra bonuses like the ‘Innovations Walk’ where there will be nothing but new products.  We have a Rock Bouncer style RC Course that everyone will enjoy!  Our very popular Top Rig contest had more than 78,000 votes from 38,000+ unique voters.  The Top 10 Vehicles will be on display with Xtreme Off-Road TV Host, Ian Johnson doing short videos with each rig.  We have an impressive line up of racers and even a CMT hit series ‘Party Down South’ actress Mattie Breaux will be available for autographs.  Like I said, there is no lack of entertainment for everyone in the family all weekend!” Read More→

Chuck Dempsey Joins Driven Experiences

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Chuck Dempsey Driven Experiences 220x123 Chuck Dempsey Joins Driven ExperiencesGATEWAY, CO   MAY 29, 2014: Driven Experiences is proud to announce Chuck Dempsey as the Race Director of Driven Experiences.  With over 20 years of professional racing experience Dempsey delivers a high level of professionalism and dedication to the sport.  “I am excited to be part of this growing opportunity where anyone can experience the rush of driving a state-of-the-art trophy spec off-road vehicles.  The future of Driven Experiences is already forging ahead and this is one exciting race track to be on!” said Chuck Dempsey.

Chuck Dempsey has raced the Baja 1000 over 27 times and is known for being well respected in the Off-Road Industry and favored by many in the offroad community. With significant Dempsey family history spanning over 40 years, Chuck’s racing career highlights multiple podiums in multiple classes including Honda, Kawasaki and BMW motorcycles, Pro-Trucks, Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars.  His team management skills have put him at the helm of very successful multi-car race operations and his warm nature and great sense of humor have put him in front of many Off-Road Live Coverage cameras and print media opportunities. Read More→

MetalcloakDuroflex35Suspension Cherokee 200x220 Metalcloak’s 3.5 Duroflex Cherokee XJ Suspension SystemMetalcloak brings the undisputed success of the Duroflex Joint to Jeep Cherokee, XJ, owners with the 3.5″ Duroflex Suspension System. The patent pending Duroflex joint offers the vibration dampening of a rubber bushing with the high-misalignment of a ball joint – all housed in adjustable chromoly control arms.  Add the industry’s leading Dual Rate coil springs with the longest extended length and you have the ultimate on and off-road set up. Adjustable Front Bump Stop System provides the option of 1” to 4” in Bump Stop for proper tire clearance. System includes everything you need including steel-braided, Kevlar-lined front & rear brake lines, solid chromoly front track-bar, sway bar disconnects, replacement shackle bushings, rear bump stop kit, grade-8 u-bolts, complete replacement rear leaf packs, and all the hardware needed for installation.  Comes with front and rear ARB-Old Man Emu shocks.  Read More→

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Racing Saturday June 14th  Starting at 9am – RAM Off-Road Park in Colorado Springs, CO

Mtn2 6.14.14 220x169 New Track at Dirt Riot Colorado Springs Race Has Everyone ExcitedBLACKFOOT, ID   JUNE 12, 2014:  With RAM Off-Road Park in Colorado Springs at the helm developing a whole new section of trails, the Dirt Riot team is excited to announce that the race course will be very different from the preceding years loop.  The Mountain Series Olympus Offroad Dirt Riot race on June 14th is a crowd and driver favorite, and it is sure to be even more excitable this year.  Racing starts at 9am and will go until at least 3pm with awards immediately following.  “RAM Off-Road Park has new twists, turns and jumps in store for the teams this weekend,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “There is a new section that runs along the highway frontage that contains at least 7 new jumps.  We have re-routed a lot of the past courses to add new turns and even made a few new trails to bring different sections into play.”   Read More→

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Racing Saturday May 31st Starting at 9am Canyons Offroad Park in Fredericksburg, TX

Central2 5.31.14 220x169 Central Series Dirt Riot 4x4 Endurance Racing Continues to Grow at Canyons Offroad Park This WeekendBLACKFOOT, ID   MAY 28, 2014:  The extremely competitive Central Dirt Riot Series continues this weekend at Canyons Offroad Park outside Fredericksburg Texas.  The course has new sections and offers new spectator viewing areas to be able to enjoy different locations throughout the day.  Racing starts at 9am and will go until at least 3pm with awards immediately following. “In addition to the cash purses that these guys and gals can win, Canyons Offroad Park has made two awesome belt buckles that will be awarded to the Pro 4400 winner and the UTV Class winner!” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “The 7.4 mile course has 2 new miles and a remote pit that is a convenient 50 yards from the hot pits.  These couple changes increase the experience for both the drivers and spectators, a win win in our book!”  Sunday W.E. Rock Events will host an All-Terrain Hero Race * Run * Walk at the same location. Read More→

Facebook Kingknob Header 220x81 W.E. Rock Eastern Series Rock Crawl #1 PostponedMay 7, 2014 Blackfoot, Idaho.  Due to the long winter and inability to access the property, the event site at King Knob, West Virginia has not been able to be prepared properly.  The rocks have not yet been put in place and with the forecast of rain, the concern is that even with the rock placement happening this week, they would be inaccessible for event day. Read More→

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Announcing New Web Address and Phone Number for Crane Hi Clearance

Wide Open Design 220x65 Wide Open Design to Acquire Crane Hi ClearanceMurfreesboro, TN   April 22, 2014 — Wide Open Design announced today that they have acquired Crane Hi Clearance in a move that will help expand the brand and consolidate manufacturing to the state of Tennessee.

Adam Woodlee, owner of Wide Open Design, said: “Joshua Lowenstein has built a tremendous brand in Crane Hi Clearance which has become synonymous with quality, strength, and outstanding customer service.  We are looking to capitalize on these already established qualities while improving delivery, increasing market share, and expanding the line with new innovative products for the end user.” Read More→

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Professional Rock Crawling Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am

W2 4.26.14 220x169 W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling Western Series Continues at Brand New Location in Rangely, ColoradoBLACKFOOT, ID   APRIL 24, 2013:  The second round of the Trail-Gear Western Pro Rock Crawling series is happening this Saturday and Sunday at a brand new location in Rangely Colorado.  The battles in each class are extremely competitive, providing a day of high entertainment for all to watch.  The first round of competition in Arizona went well for some, and others need to make up a lot of points this weekend.  “We are really excited to come to the Rangely Rock Crawling Park for the first time ever,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “There are some big and technical rocks here that will give us room to create lots of bonus lines for drivers.  With it being a new location, there won’t be an advantage to any team, they will all have to perform at the pro level to win!” Read More→