RockCrawler 4x4 and Offroad Magazine Covering the world, one rock at a time! Wed, 20 May 2015 02:46:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DynoMax® Race Team Claims 4 of the Top 5 Spots at ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede Race Wed, 20 May 2015 02:46:50 +0000 DynoMax’s Loren Healy, Shannon Campbell, Wayland Campbell & Levi Shirley Finish in Top Five of Ultra4 Title Race; Shawn Rants & Justin Hall Secure One-Two Spots in 4500 Race

Monroe, MI, May 15, 2015 – Team DynoMax swept four of the top five spots at the ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede at Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area, Calif., this past weekend. Loren Healy finished first, Shannon Campbell second, Wayland Campbell third and Levi Shirley fifth during the weekend’s main ULTRA4 4400 series race. In the 4500 series race, DynoMax drivers Shawn Rants took first and Justin Hall placed second.

“The top five drivers faced some intense racing at the MetalCloak Stampede, finishing within seconds of each other rather than within minutes like the other races in the series,” said Chris Gauss, director of performance products. “It was great to see our drivers nearly sweep the podium. It’s going to be an exciting 2015 ULTRA4 season!”

In true ULTRA4 racing action, Shirley blew his engine during the open practice session and was able to do a complete motor swap with the help of Tilden Motorsports/Pacific Fab. Shirley started the race in the 11th spot, and worked his way to fourth before getting bounced to fifth as his rig started acting up again.

As “The Official Performance Exhaust of ULTRA4 Racing,” DynoMax performance exhaust has powered the past six King of the Hammers champions across the finish line. The ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede features rock obstacles, hairpin turns, high-speed passes and a two-mile course that’s completely visible to attendees. More than 90 teams competed in this past weekend’s events.

Most of the participating teams are running the brand’s popular Race Bullet muffler. The Race Bullet muffler features a compact, round, straight-through design for maximum exhaust flow and power. The Race Bullet muffler features an aluminized or stainless steel design for longer life, and can flow in any direction. It is ideal for tight clearance installations, is available in as small as 9-in. overall length and is lightweight.

For more information about ULTRA4 racing, please visit

Manufactured and marketed by Tenneco, DynoMax is one of North America’s leading brands of dyno-proven exhaust technologies for late-model and classic muscle cars, diesel and gas trucks and SUVs.

To learn more about DynoMax Performance Exhaust products, please visit, contact your nearest DynoMax supplier or call 1-734-384-7806. For the name and location of your nearest DynoMax retailer, check out the Dealer Locator at

Tenneco is an $8.4 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 29,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive, commercial truck, and off-highway original equipment markets, and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx® and Clevite®Elastomer.

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Lund Rhino Linings® Rocker Panel Guards Wed, 20 May 2015 02:40:40 +0000 Buford, GA (5/6/15) – Lund has released a new lineup of rocker panel guards featuring durable Rhino Linings® to prevent scratches and dings on vulnerable areas of a vehicle’s body. These guards not only add paint protection, but also provide a rugged style that’ll look great for the long haul.

Made from a durable Rhino Linings polyurethane, these adhesive panel guards are easy to install and are custom cut to fit top selling trucks and SUVs. There are also universal trim-to-fit kits that can be customized for any vehicle.

The Lund Rhino Linings Rocker Guards are made in the USA and feature a limited lifetime warranty backed by Lund’s Customer Care.

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Lund Bull Bar with Integrated LED Light Bar Wed, 20 May 2015 02:37:56 +0000 Buford, GA (5/7/15) – Lund has released this all-new Bull Bar with an Integrated LED Light Bar for use on a variety of trucks and the Jeep Wrangler JK. The Bull Bar helps to protect the vehicle’s bumper and grille, has a tough heavy-duty look and features an integrated 20” LED light bar for outstanding night visibility when off road.

The super-durable steel Bull Bar has thick 3.5″ oval tube construction and a built-in skid plate with the Lund logo. Buyers can opt for either a black powder-coated wrinkle finish or in a polished 304 stainless steel finish, both of which resist corrosion and compliment the vehicle’s style.

The Bull Bar’s integrated 54-watt, 20-inch LED light bar is extremely bright with a 3K lumen output, and spreads light in a wide flood beam pattern—perfect for low visibility situations when venturing off the pavement.

This Bull Bar and Light Bar combo requires no drilling, so installation is simple. The product comes with a three year warranty and is backed by Lund’s customer care. Applications include Chevrolet/GMC, Ford, Ram and Toyota tucks and Jeep Wrangler JK.

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New Course Greets Racers at MC Motorsports Park for Southwest Dirt Riot Race This Weekend Sat, 16 May 2015 04:52:17 +0000 Dirt Riot Endurance 4×4 Racing Saturday May 16th Starting at 9am at MC Motorsports Park outside Tucson, Arizona

Tucson 2015BLACKFOOT, ID    MAY 13, 2015:  Welcoming the Arizona sun, the Dirt Riot series heads to the Southwest of Tucson, Arizona for the Trail Boss Offroad and Pirtek Southwest second race.  Racing will start at 9am on Saturday May 16th with multiple classes of racing until approximately 4:30pm when the top 3 drivers in each class will be awarded trophies and cash winnings.  The winners of each race is determined by the most number of laps completed in a set amount of time.  Pro class qualifying will be at 5:30pm on Friday night.

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“The course will have a lot of new wrinkles from past years courses, especially in the first half.  The total course layout could be over 7 miles long, with more jumps around the short course section,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Friday nights qualifying course will be longer than we have set up in any past race, we are looking forward to seeing the full group of racers battle for two days.”

Pre-registered in the Pro 4400 4×4 Class includes Goodall Racing Kenneth Goodall, Fly-N-Hi Racing Jeremy Hammer, Isenhour Motorsports Dustin Isenhour, and LetzRoll Offroad Racing Alan Johnson among others not already pre-registered.  An additional pre-registered Pro Driver included in the 4500 Class is Sparks Pro Racing Julie Sparks.  Pre-registered in the Pro UTV Class is Undertakers Racing Frank Minice and in the UTV Class is Funk-N-Fast Off Road Brad Witbeck. The SuperMod Trail Class pre-registered racers are Short Bus Mafia Racing Carlos Gonzales, Kroger Racing Paul Kroger, Bad Boyz Racing, Chris Langen, Bad Boyz Offroad Nick Langen, Tyler Racing, Paul Tyler, and AZ Racing Joe Whitcomb.  Racers can sign up and register on site during tech and registration Friday May 15th.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off. Order your tickets now:   There are vendors, food and amenities on site. We encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures. There is camping available onsite.  For additional details go to

After the event we will have the results, pictures and stories posted at

Sunday, All Terrain Hero will be hosting their Race * Run * Walk event with all the proceeds going to The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.  All levels of participants are welcome.  More information and signup at

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Event Sponsors: Maxxis Tires, Artec Industries, Trail Gear, Branik Motorsports, Crown Automotive, Superchips, Dirt Skins, Fox Racing Shox, MetalCloak, PSC Motorsports, Currie Enterprises, Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts, JM Rigging Supply, Axel Off Road Gear & Apparel, PCI Race Radios, Advance Adapters, Pac Racing Springs, Revolution Gear, Sparks Pro Racing, The, Race Team Store

About W.E.ROCK Events, LLC.

W.E.ROCK Events, LLC. A Placerville, CA based company, sanctions, promotes, and hosts specialty off road events, including the W.E.ROCK Rockcrawling US Pro-National series, Dirt Riot Endurance Racing Series and 13 international and sub-sanctions. Attracting thousands of spectators to each event, W.E.ROCK reaches a broad demographic of off-road enthusiasts and casual motorsports fans. The sport of rockcrawling has grown by giant leaps in the last decade and is now host to over 300 registered national-level competition teams. Major competition supporters and partners include Red Bull Energy Drink, Monster Energy, NOS Energy Drink, Home Depot, MAXXIS Tires, Cooper Tires, and Crown Royal. With the off road industry exceeding 4 billion in sales annually, the sport of rockcrawling leads the way in print media and advertising for the sport’s 12 major publications. For more information, visit

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Dana to Sponsor 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Sat, 16 May 2015 04:36:55 +0000 Jeep® ride-a-longs available all three days of event

LIMA, Ohio, May 14, 2015 – Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) will serve as a presenting sponsor of the 30th anniversary 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, May 15-17, to be held at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio.

Employing more than 500 people at its facility in Lima, Dana will offer ride-alongs in three different Jeeps all three days of the event.  One of the Jeeps being demonstrated will feature The Ultimate Dana 60™ axles.  The Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles are the most durable aftermarket axles available for Jeep Wrangler JK models.  The ride-alongs will take place on an obstacle course created specifically for the event and demonstrate how The Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles perform under extreme-duty conditions.

Dana also will have an outdoor display space with The Ultimate Dana 60 fully wrapped semi-trailer as the backdrop, including a pop-up tent, parts display, and literature.  In addition, Dana-, Spicer®-, and The Ultimate Dana 60-branded Jeeps will be on display.

“With more than 2,000 four-wheel drive vehicles on hand and 35,000 spectators expected, the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals is a perfect venue for Dana to showcase our products’ rugged capabilities,” said Doug Wolma, vice president and general manager, of Dana Aftermarket.  “We look forward to meeting the hard-core, off-road enthusiasts attending the jamboree.”

Aside from Dana’s Jeep ride-alongs, the jamboree will include a Show-n-Shine Competition, monster truck thunder drags and freestyle competition, mud bogs, a tough trucks competition, burnout contest, NMRO mud drags, monster truck rides, a performance marketplace, a Miss 4-Wheel Jamboree contest, cruise lanes, a proving grounds, and a kid zone.

The Ultimate Dana 60 Jeep and outdoor display will also be participating in three other 4-Wheel Jamboree events including the Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg, Pa., July 10-12; the Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, September 18-20; and the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, Cal., October 3-4.

For more information about the jamboree, please chick here.

About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, GWB®, Thompson®, Tru-Cool®, SVL®, and Transejes™, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles across the globe. Leveraged by a global network of 13 distribution centers, Dana’s dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates, and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For more information, please

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world’s original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents.  In 2014, Dana generated sales of $6.6 billion.  For more information, please visit

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King Shocks launches the 2.5 Remote Reservoir Coilover Kit for 2010 + Toyota 4Runners with the KDSS sway bar system. Thu, 14 May 2015 03:03:26 +0000 unnamedMay 13th, 2015 – Garden Grove, CA – KDSS equipped vehicles have a different sway bar system than the standard models which requires a different reservoir location. We now have a kit for those who have a KDSS equipped 2010 + Toyota 4Runner. Same great kit as our current kit for standard 4Runners, but with a new reservoir location to accommodate the KDSS sway bar.


Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System or KDSS is a fully mechanical stabilization system that allows jointed stabilizer bars to move independently from one another and be locked or adjusted through hydraulic pressure from a closed system. This gives greater stability for on and off road handling and a longer, independent reach for each wheel (better articulation) when on rough terrain off road. KDSS improves terrain-following ability by disconnecting stabilizer bars to allow for more axle travel, and better suspension articulation in slow, difficult terrain.


All OEM Performance kits are available with optional wide range compression adjusters. King Shocks Wide Range Compression Adjuster gives you the ability to precisely adjust compression from super soft to super firm with the simple twist of a knob. The clearly marked knob offers 20 positive clicks of finely tuned adjustment. You can soften your ride when just cruising or firm up the compression when hammering rough terrain or carrying additional payload. You’ll have the ultimate in performance regardless of your pursuit.


King Shock’s line of Original equipment manufacturer, (OEM), shock upgrade kits provide a bolt on suspension system that elevates your on and off-road performance to unmatched levels.  Each kit has been subjected to punishing real world testing to develop the optimal damping curves and spring rates for your vehicle. Built with the same quality of materials and precise tolerances found on our high end race shocks our OEM upgrade kits enable you to  experience the famous King ride quality on your daily driver or Pre Runner.


Built with race winning design features our kits come complete and provide simple 100% bolt on installation with no cutting or welding done to your vehicle.  Our front kits provide an adjustable ride height and up to a 25% increase in wheel travel. Rear kits typically allow a 15% travel increase.  Large 2.5″ diameter shock bodies and external reservoirs dramatically increase fluid capacity and heat dissipation to provide sustained damping performance even under the most punishing conditions. Our OEM upgrade shocks feature the same serviceable design that allows for valve adjustments with simple hand tools just like our race shocks.

Our experienced shock technicians are a phone call away to help should any questions arise during installation or use. Our kits are available ready to bolt into stock vehicles or with custom lengths for vehicles running lifted aftermarket suspensions. Once you ride on Kings you will know there really is a difference. Nothing rides like a King.

2010 + Toyota 4Runner with KDSS Part # 25001-243 (Front Coilovers Only – rear shocks sold separately)

Order yours today!!… call sales for details and pricing. 714-530-8701

About King Shocks
King Shocks makes world-class desert racing shocks for trucks, buggies and UTV’s. King manufactures and hand assembles all of their shocks in Southern California. King Shocks has been the industry leader for over a decade and continues to leave the competition in the dust by providing the level of quality, performance and customer service that champions demand.



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ITP Racers Notch Seven Wins at Inaugural Tomahawk GNCC Thu, 14 May 2015 02:44:57 +0000 Wolfe Tallies Afternoon’s Top Amateur Finisher Award With ITP Tires

Ontario, California, May 13, 2015  The ITP tires off-road racing team competed at the maiden Tomahawk Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) in Odessa, N.Y., compiling seven class wins, the afternoon session’s Top Amateur Racer award and five additional podiums.

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“Seven wins and 11 podiums at an all-new GNCC track is great,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “You really never know what the conditions will be like on any given weekend, especially at a new course, but our riders did very well in the varying conditions. Downed trees, roots, rocky creeks and also thick dust didn’t make it easy on anyone, so earning a podium was certainly impressive.”


ITP racers competed in three different sessions at the Tomahawk GNCC. Angel Knox finished fourth overall and won the WXC (Women’s) class aboard her Honda 450R outfitted with ITP Holeshot GNCC tires. It was her third win of the year and second straight podium. She’s currently fourth in the class standings. GNCC veteran and defending Super Senior (45+) champion Dave Simmons finished a few spots behind Knox, taking the eighth spot overall in the 10 a.m. session and another victory in his class. Simmons has now won all six Super Senior class events this season and nine consecutive races dating back to 2014 while using ITP Holeshot GNCC tires on his Yamaha ATV.

A third-straight victory by Masters (50+) class reigning champion Kenny Rich Sr., has pushed him into the points lead after six rounds of racing. The Suzuki racer got off to a slow start, but has heated up the last four rounds, notching four podiums. Cameron Abee, another Yamaha rider who runs ITP tires, also tasted victory in New York, posting the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) class win. Fellow Schoolboy racer Tanner Talbott joined Abee on the class podium, taking third place. Both racers have two wins this year, but Talbott currently holds a 14-point advantage in the class point race.

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The afternoon session also saw ITP racers do very well, as team riders earned five podiums. Westley Wolfe continued his recent string of wins in the College A (16-21) class, earning his third straight victory using ITP tires on his No. 741 Suzuki. Wolfe also scored the GT Thunder ATV Amateur Overall Award using his ITP Holeshot GNCC / ITP QuadCross XC tire combination. Mark Batson (Media All-Stars / ITP) won the Senior A/B (38+) on his Yamaha dressed in ITP tires. It was Batson’s third win of the year and fourth straight podium.

College A (16-21) racers Steven Covert (No. 701 Yamaha) and class competitor Kristian Meyer (No. 48 Honda), each trimmed with ITP tires, finished second and third, respectively, in their class. Brayden Schick also tallied a College class podium, earning second-place in the College B (16-21) ranks on his Yamaha. Junior A (22+) class racer Justin Paul earned fifth at round six.

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In the youth session, ITP racers posted one win (Damien Hawkins, 90 Limited 8-12), a second (Parker Henderson, 90 8-12) and two fourth-place runs (Jordan Digby, 125 Sr. 13-15; Marti Lantz, Girls 8-15).

The next GNCC race, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run, will feature both ATVs (round seven) and UTVs (round three) and be held May 23-24 in Masontown, W.Va. For more information on the AMSOIL GNCC series, visit

About ITP
In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world’s #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source. ITP utilizes its experienced staff of engineers, designers and technicians at its two American tire facilities in Clinton, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., to develop award-winning tire-and-wheel designs for virtually all ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Numerous outlets distribute ITP tires across the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. For a full-color ITP catalog, call toll-free: 1-800-889-7367.

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JIMCO Racing’s Jason Voss Wins the BITD Silver State 300 Thu, 14 May 2015 02:26:01 +0000 Three JIMCO Vehicles in the Top Five Overall

The Silver State 300 racecourse is run in the Eastern part of Nevada and can be considered one of the fastest racecourses of the series.  Three hundred miles is all there is to muscle your way to the front.    After earning top starting position, Jason Voss never surrendered his track position and took the overall win to close the gap in the 2015 overall points race.

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Though clean air is an obvious advantage on fast roads that produce blinding dust, a flawless race is still required to take an overall as each race becomes closer and closer.  Jason Voss did just that and won Silver State +00:02:24 over second place finisher, Rob MacCachren.  The win marks Voss’ second consecutive Silver State 300 victory.   After taking four BITD wins (Parker 425, Silver State 300, Vegas to Reno and Henderson 250) in 2014, Voss is now proving he owns one of the most reliable and consistent trucks in off-road and currently sits fourth in the overall points chase.

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Two other JIMCO vehicles landed in the top five, including the brand new #1549 buggy of Sam Berri and current Class 1500 points leader, Cody Parkhouse.  One point separated the two heading in to the race.  Parkhouse missed out on the class win +00:00:38 behind 1500 winner CJ Hutchins.  He was the first Class 1500 to finish line but Hutchins, having started eleven spots behind, won on corrected time.  Though Parkhouse is yet to win in 2015, he is proving consistency can also give you the edge in overall points halfway through a season.

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Despite his huge win at the Mint 400 earlier this year, Berri sits four points behind Parkhouse in the overall points lead.  Berri was +00:02:35 off Hutchins’ pace and continues to astonish the class in his single seat JIMCO buggy.   Just missing the top ten was JIMCO’s #1599 Todd Tuls.  #1547 Pat McCarthy did not finish.

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#92 Kevin Curtis powered through numerous issues all day and salvaged points as the last finisher of the race.

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#94 Steve Strobel was sixteenth overall qualifier and was up front with the leaders through the fifth pit but ended up not finishing the race.   At race mile 187, a mechanical failure in a remote, narrow part of the race track left the #94 stranded with chase crews unable to get the truck and make the necessary repairs needed to finish the race. Justin Lofton’s day ended almost as quickly as it began.

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Sixteen miles in to the race rolled the #41 JIMCO Trick Truck cutting their day short. “Both John and I are doing well after our flip at Silver State. Big thanks to our Sparco Full contaminate seats, neck restraints and Jimco Racing Inc for building a safe truck. We will rebuild and be back faster than ever,” said Lofton.

Class 10 has been shaping up to be one of the most competitive classes in off-road racing.  Twenty-one 10 cars started the race, including the #1025 and #1071 of Chad Dohrman and Jason Coleman.  Fifty miles in to the race, the two led the field and were separated by only ten seconds.  The run out front was short lived when Dohrman eventually dropped out due to mechanical issues.

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Coleman pushed on but sat +00:04:55 off Class 10 leader and eventual race winner Cody Robinson at race mile 150. Coleman made strides to close the gap throughout the second half of the race but never enough to take the top spot from Robinson.  Coleman seized the second place spot on the podium and now sits in second place in overall points in Class 10.

Racing will resume South of the border for the 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 from June 3rd – 8th.

About JIMCO Racing Inc.
Jimco Racing Inc is the largest off-road race car builder in the world.  From American desert races to Baja races to the Tatts Finke Desert Race to the Dakar Rally, JIMCO has been manufacturing top of the industry off-road race vehicles since 1975.  Twenty time SCORE Chassis Builder of the Year, JIMCO’s Trophy Trucks, Class 1, Class 10, Class 12, Class 1/2-1600, Pre-Runners, Pro-Lite, Pro 2 and Rally Raid vehicles are the industry standard that continue to produce wins and championships across all mediums of off-road.

About Mad Media: 

Mad Media ( is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.
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