Utah - The
Rock Crawlers Association of America (RCAA) announced in Cedar
City, Utah, July 13, six different regional rockcrawling championships.
Each region will hold various rock crawls in their perspective
areas. People looking to get acquainted with the sport can now
compete in their respective regions to see how they and their
vehicles measure up. The top five finishers of each region will
have an opportunity to compete in the following season of the
Goodyear Skyjacker Extreme Rock Crawling Nationals.
will use the same set of rules creating a standard level of competition
across the nation. These rules will be created, altered and added
to by the RCAA sanctioning board made up of representatives of
each sanctioned group.
of CALROC’S will run the Southwestern Division consisting
of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, and
New Mexico. CALROC’S next event will be held September 27-29
at the Donner Ski Ranch out of California.
with Rocket City Rock Crawlers, will run the Southeastern Division
consisting of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas,
and Tennessee. They held their first event in Florett, Alabama
the 3rd of August 2002.
news Ken Shupe and Kevin Nalley from South Carolina broke Mike
Shaffer and Lance Clifford’s -of Summit Racing- winning
streak with their top finish in Cedar City, July 13th. Leading
the series with consecutive wins in Farmington and Vernal, Shafer
and Clifford were hoping for a third in Cedar. Not being the only
ones looking to win in Cedar, Shaffer and Clifford had to settle
for second place to Shupe and Nalley. Shupe and Nalley finished
the weekend with a mere 4 points. Shaffer and Clifford finished
in second with a score of 45 and running in third was the Fire
Ant of Currie Enterprises. John Currie and Jeff Waggoner had a
total of 68 points for the weekend.
series is Shaffer & Clifford with a total of 418, Shupe &
Nalley are in second with 404, John and Kip Gilleland follow in
third with 400, Jason Paule and Travis Wadeson are in fourth place
with 388, and Joel Randall and Mike Vokoun are in fifth with 386
points. With only 32 points separating first place from fifth,
the series win could easily go to anyone of these top contenders.
All it takes is a broken part or even just some good or bad luck,
to move up or down in the series points race. This of course will
make for a very exciting event in Johnson Valley, California September
is famous for the number of broken and torn vehicles that succumbed
to the jagged boulders in February 2001. With over $385,000 in
money and prizes contingent on their performance, every point
counts and the competition will be fierce.