Utah - At
the close of the 2001 rock crawling season, The American Rock
Crawlers Association, along with Goodyear and other sponsors who
have committed to two-year contracts, announced a very promising
season for 2002. Steve Myers, Marketing Manager for Goodyear light-truck
tires, said this commitment on Goodyear's behalf would create
higher purse values for future events. Ranch Pratt, ARCA President,
confirmed this when he announced the new purse goals for 2002,
increasing them from $15,000 per event to $25,000 per event. "This
goal", said Ranch, "should be very obtainable, thanks
to increased support from several sponsors."
The ARCA announced
the 2002 itinerary at the close of the 2001 season in Farmington,
NM. Ranch said they would start where they ended the 2001 season
and end where they started it. Announcing another twist to the
2002 schedule, Ranch left the location of the second event open
at this time, asking for suggestions from both the public and
participants for a future location.
development for 2002 is the new rulebook. The ARCA has sent out
a tentative rulebook for 2002 with various changes. The official
rulebook will be sent out the first of December.
land use arm of the ARCA was set in motion with the appointment
of Sandy McCullen as the National Land Use Advocate. Sandy, from
Phoenix, AZ is presently on the Arizona Resource Advisory Council
(RAC) and has been involved with state land-use issues for years.
Her husband, Jack, is an avid off roader.
The 2002 schedule
is as follows: