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Race Recap Video & Report – MetalCloak Stampede

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Wayes Takes First ULTRA4 Win at MetalCloak Stampede

Wayes 220x146 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak StampedePRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA – June 12th, 2014:  Thousands of fans weathered the triple digit heat last weekend at the MetalCloak Stampede to watch one of the most exciting ULTRA4 races to date. The main event saw two former and the current King of The Hammers each take a turn at leading throughout the 45 minute race. That is until the final lap, when Tom Wayes worked his way from a rear start to claim the checkered flag, and his first ULTRA4 win.

Wayes had the fastest qualifying lap on Friday morning, however after suffering mechanical issues, he was unable to race in Friday afternoon’s prelim races. The top 3 drivers from prelims moved directly to the main event on Saturday afternoon.  Nitto Tire driver Loren Healy won the fastest prelim heat which put him on the pole for the main event with Shannon Campbell starting beside him.

Campbell and Healy, both two-time Kings, wasted no time establishing their dominance when

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the green flag dropped. Campbell took the early lead with Healy close on his heels and 2009 King and Nitto Tire driver, Jason Scherer chasing them down for 3rd. The 3 Kings held the top 3 spots for the first half of the race.  A full course yellow mid-race brought all the drivers back together and Campbell looked to take the lead again. Unfortunately Campbell bicycled in a tight turn and hit a k-rail while returning to the course, causing a mechanical failure. Healy then took the lead with Scherer close behind. Scherer overtook Healy until the last lap when Scherer succumbed to mechanical issues. All the while, Wayes was working his way up from the back of the pack. In the final lap, it was Healy and Wayes battling for the checkered flag with both drivers setting blisteringly fast lap times. In the final two laps, Wayes posted the two fastest lap times of the entire weekend propelling him into the lead to take his first ULTRA4 checkered flag. Read More→

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TEAM FOUR CORNERS 4X4 EARNS PODIUM FINISH

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

4corners 220x146 TEAM FOUR CORNERS 4X4 EARNS PODIUM FINISHDURANGO, CO – Four Corners 4×4 has returned home from competing in the Dirt Riot Mountain Series Round #2 race at RAM Off Road Park near Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 14th.  The team earned its fifth consecutive podium finish in five events for the 2014 season by finishing in third place and remained in points contention for one of the top three spots in the Dirt Riot 4600 Stock Class National Championship.

“We enjoy coming to Colorado Springs and competing in this event each year,” comments Kaminsky. “All of the competitors in the 4600 Stock Class are bringing their A-Game to every event this season which is making for a strong, competitive field; and, this event was no different. The level of consistency amongst all of the teams is building toward a championship that will be hard-fought and well-deserved.” Read More→

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Double Header Weekend for the Lovell Brothers

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Lovell amsoil 220x140 Double Header Weekend for the Lovell BrothersColorado Springs, CO 6/19/14 – It was back to the short track for the Lovell Brothers this past weekend. Brad raced rounds 5 & 6 in the TORC Series while Roger raced the #232 Ultra 4 in front of a hometown crowd at RAM Off-Road Park where he won last year.
“It was all about the jumps!” said Roger Lovell after pre-running the 5-mile course at the Lovell’s favorite local track, “The tempo and timing is everything. I can push harder but then your over jumping everything and flat landing the truck. You can do that, but not for 3 hours!” That smart tempo paid off last year and Roger is always good at staying focused on his race.

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DsquaredRacing Takes Podium, Makes Impression In Prairie City

Stampede Pic 220x146 DsquaredRacing Race Update   2014 MetalCloak StampedeJune 6-7, 2014 – Awaking from the aftermath of the 2014 King of the Hammers, the Western Ultra4 racing community officially began the 2014 series with the Metal Cloak Stampede in Prairie City, CA – home of the NorCal Rock Racing series. With the largest list of drivers ever entered in a series event, over ninety-nine teams gathered in 100+ degree heat ready to battle it out for top honors. D2R was one of these teams, armed with the newly updated Trent Fab Top Shelf IFS car; this race would be in indicator of what to expect in the upcoming season.

 

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Driven Exp Baja 500 Bower Media 2 220x146 Driven Experiences Inaugural Baja 500 SuccessfulGATEWAY, CO   JUNE 17, 2014:  Driven Experiences first run at the SCORE Baja races proves their Arrive and Drive Trophy Truck Spec program has the gears to become a long-term program. Driven Experiences gave two clients with a dream to race Baja an intensive two week drivers training between Driven Experiences training facility at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado, the deserts of Barstow California and a full week in Baja pre-running.   The team felt confidence that the clients had all the tools to be successful at the wave of the green flag.

“It’s been a good experience.  I’m excited that we got them to this point and now we just need to get them starting the race in the morning.  It has been a journey for sure, but I think it’s a testament to our crew getting the job done.  We have a solid truck and a solid crew chasing, so now I am excited to get the race going,” said Andrew Hendricks, Driven Experiences’ President. Read More→

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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.

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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→

Team FC4x4 Chases National Title

Friday, June 20th, 2014

TEAM FOUR CORNERS CHASES NATIONAL TITLE

Team Four Corners 4x4 220x165 Team FC4x4 Chases National TitleDURANGO, CO – Four Corners 4×4 recently returned from competing in the Dirt Riot Central Series Round #2 race at Canyons Off Road Park near Fredericksburg, Texas on May 31st.  The team continued its podium streak for the 2014 season by finishing in third place and advancing a points position as they seek the Dirt Riot 4600 Stock Class National Title.

Team owner and driver, Jason Kaminsky, was back in the car for this race with team crew member Kenn Bates, also of Durango, navigating.

“This event was not a scheduled event for our season,” comments Kaminsky. “But, I felt it was important to our program and to our marketing partners to get out there and preserve, if not improve, our points standing in the National Title chase. Although we couldn’t finish better on the podium, we left the weekend with an improved spot in the national points.” 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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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→

Ron Stobaugh Appointed VP of Sales and Business Development

Hammer King Productions1 220x160 Hammerking Productions Welcomes Off Road Industry VeteranMAY, 7th, 2014: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, Inc. the organization responsible for creating the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire and ULTRA4 Racing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Stobaugh as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development.  Stobaugh joins the organization with more than 25 years of off-road business experience and 80+ off-road races under his belt, and will oversee Hammerking’s Sales team. Read More→