Badlands werock 2 220x146 Nitro Gear Eastern Series W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling Joins UMC Event at Badlands Offroad ParkBLACKFOOT, ID   JUNE 26, 2014: The Nitro Gear & Axle Eastern W.E. Rock Pro Rock Crawling Series will be part of the well attended 4thAnnual Ultimate Motorsports Championship (UMC) at the Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana.  The three-day event will include two full days of extreme rock crawling action in the quarry at the south end of the park.  “The rock quarry at the Badland park has always been a drivers favorite.  In the last year the rocks have been moved around where Josh has been able to build all new courses.  Only one is similar to years past,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We encourage those that are coming to watch the weekends events to bring their 4×4 and participate in our Sportsman Class.  It is essentially a run what you brung class that isn’t too difficult so you can have fun and win!”  Read More→

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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arb drawer 220x146 Jeep JK Unlimited   ARB Roller Drawer & Roller Floor Storage Solution With seating for 5 and outstanding rugged performance, the JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door) is a capable vehicle on and off road. It gives owners plenty to smile about but throws up some challenges when considering storage. In order to make the most of the JK’s cargo area and maximize storage and flexibility of use, a new roller drawer module has been developed. The RDRF790 incorporates a single Roller Drawer and an integrated Roller Floor top. The design allows for plenty of accessible and secure storage in the drawer.  While the roller drawer function is self-explanatory, the roller floor provides easy access to a Fridge Freezer or other gear. The 37 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800352) can be mounted in the traditional front to back orientation. Although a tight fit, a 50 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800472) can be oriented left to right across the drawer and rolled rearwards for easier access. Read More→

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Unlimited Off Road Expo June 2014 BowerMedia 4 220x146 Successful Inaugural 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JUNE 24, 2014: The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’.  It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities.  Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22.  “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show.  As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The response from everyone has been                overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.” Read More→

PP FuelPrep and OilTreatment 179x220 New Penray Plus™ Fuel, Oil Additives Enhance Performance of Light Duty Diesel EnginesWheeling, IL June 17, 2014 – More and more motorists are opting for new “clean diesel” technology, attracted by the promise of improved fuel economy and reduced maintenance costs. But these benefits can only be achieved and sustained if their powerplants are kept in top operating condition. In response to this growing need, The Penray Companies, Inc. has introduced two new products that will help owners of diesel-powered cars and light trucks optimize the performance and economy of their vehicles — Penray Plus™ Diesel Fuel Prep™ and Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment.

Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep is a technology Penray originally developed for heavy-duty diesel engines. This diesel fuel treatment is engineered to keep fuel systems free of deposits and contaminants that can compromise the performance of fuel injectors and other fuel system components, all of which are manufactured to extremely tight tolerances for diesel applications. Keeping injectors clean will minimize plugging of diesel particulate filters (DPF), thus extending the life of the emissions control system.

Another key feature of this new Fuel Prep is the ability to significantly raise the cetane rating of the fuel. Higher cetane numbers accelerate the combustion process to guarantee that the fuel burns where and when it is supposed to for maximum power and efficiency. In today’s modern electronic fuel injection systems, combustion timing is more critical than ever. The new Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep helps to reduce maintenance costs and maintain efficiency by keeping the system clean and ensuring that consistent power and performance are preserved.

Penray Diesel Fuel Prep 600x594 New Penray Plus™ Fuel, Oil Additives Enhance Performance of Light Duty Diesel Engines

The second new product for diesel-powered cars and light trucks is Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment. Diesel engines are very different from gasoline engines in many ways, including operating with very high compression ratios that require the chemistry of diesel fuels to burn properly. A by-product of this diesel combustion is soot, which can find its way into engine oil past the piston rings and valve guides. The problem with soot is aggravated by the higher levels of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) present in some diesel engines.

Penray’s new Engine Oil Treatment combats sooty deposits and other contaminants by dissolving them and holding them in suspension where they can be removed by the oil filter, thus preventing soot and particulates from compromising engine performance and possibly causing engine damage. This new Penray Plus product includes acid neutralizers to prevent corrosion, and also includes supplemental zinc, which fortifies the engine oil. This is especially important since oil formulations have changed in recent years with substantial reductions in zinc, which is a critical lubricant for the camshaft-to-lifter interface and other high-pressure contact areas.

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“As the number of diesel-powered cars, light trucks, and SUVs increases, so does the need for technicians and motorists alike to be aware of the differences in the need for periodic maintenance,” explains Mark Kardon, Director of Marketing for Penray. “While diesel engines do not have spark plugs or conventional ignition systems that require regular tune-ups, they do have issues with both the fuel system and the lubrication system that are different from those that motorists are accustomed to with gasoline engines.”

“Our many years of experience in developing innovative and useful chemical additives for heavy-duty diesel engines gives us intimate knowledge of these differences,” adds Penray’s Kardon. “So while diesel-powered light-duty vehicles do not require the regular tune-ups we’re all familiar with, scheduled oil and filter changes are even more critical in keeping soot and particulates from clogging filters and damaging engines.”

“The use of specially-designed additives like these two new Penray products will assure that engine oil, fuel and oil filters, and emission control devices function properly during their normal service life. Combined with strict adherence to recommended schedules for changing engine oil and oil filter, as well as the engine fuel filter, these innovative made-in-the-USA chemical supplements will help keep diesel-powered light-duty vehicles performing at their peak for many thousands of miles,” concludes Kardon.

Since 1951, The Penray Companies Inc. a specialty chemical company has been supporting automotive, heavy duty, private label and export markets with innovative solutions for the transportation industry. Penray’s manufacturing facilities incorporate lean manufacturing techniques for optimal efficiency and quality control. Penray offers a wide variety of maintenance and specialty products available in aerosol and liquid versions.

Information on Penray’s products can be found at www.penray.com

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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Alpha Glove 2 220x197 Impact’s New Line Of Driving Gloves Fit Like A…When MasterCraft Safety (MCS) owner Robbie Pierce purchased Impact in 2010, he added a full line of helmets, driving suits, gloves, and shoes to complement MCS’s established line of seats and restraints.  Since that time, the influence of MasterCraft Safety on Impact’s product line has been evident, beginning with new helmets like the innovative Air Draft OS20 and the economical 1320 Side Air.  Impact’s full line of driving suits have also been updated with modern styles to complement the comfort and safety Impact is famous for.  Now MCS and Impact have revisited our driving gloves, producing what are arguably the most comfortable and advanced glove ever offered. Read More→

MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick-Tools

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ma30f 1hr 165x220 MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick ToolsNew to Trick-Tools is the 30F Classic Series English Wheel from MetalAce. This brand new design features a smaller 30 inch throat compared to its 44F companion, but offers enough muscle to form up to 12 ga. mild steel and .125″ aluminum, making this one of the strongest English Wheels on the market today. MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick Tools 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.

Ultra4 Stampede Video Recap:

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