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SEMA 2013: MLR Racework’s Class 6 Race Truck

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Who doesn’t love themselves a great SCORE Class 6 race truck? We certainly do, and we know you’ll love a closer look at Matt Lovell’s 2009 Ford Ranger (not that there’s much left of the original truck anyway). With 24 inches of travel up front, and 34 inches of travel in the rear by-way of FOX Racing suspension, we’re curious to see what this truck can do in the desert. For now, we’ll have to settle for some detail shots straight from SEMA 2013.  Read More→

Saturday August 31st – Sunday September 1st – Labor Day Weekend – Loon Lake Spillway

9th Annual Cantina for the ConPLACERVILLE, CA AUGUST 27, 2013: Regardless of how many wheels are on your vehicle, or what size they happen to be, the Rubicon Trail is recreated by many. Show your support by participating in this weekends Cantina for the Con event at the Loon Lake Spillway entrance. It is an event featuring tacos, a raffle, a vendor midway and family friendly events throughout Saturday and Sunday. The event is accessible by car, RV or off-road vehicle. “So many people think of the Rubicon Trail as a 4×4 only trail, but we see UTV’s, Motorcycles, Trials Bikes, Quads, Horses, Hikers, Bikers and others utilizing the trail,” said Rusty Folena, President of the Rubicon Trail Foundation. “Our Foundation works every day to keep this trail open for everyone to use, specifically all types of motorized access.” Directions and more specific information can be found at Read More→

Cantina for the ConSaturday August 31st – Sunday September 1st – Labor Day Weekend – Loon Lake Spillway

PLACERVILLE, CA   AUGUST 21, 2013:  The 9th Annual Cantina for the Con, who’s proceeds go entirely towards supporting the future of the Rubicon Trail, has always had the support of the Offroad Community, local and far.  Raceline Wheels and Falken Tires have joined for the second year to be the presenting sponsors.  “We really appreciate everything that the Rubicon Trail Foundation does to keep the Rubicon Trail functional so we can come and enjoy it the couple times a year we make it up here,” said Greg Mulkey Raceline Wheels Offroad Brand Manager.  “We came to this event last year and it was an absolute blast!  Really looking forward to seeing everyone again.” Read More→

Race Prep RacingSimi Valley, CA – Race Prep Racing’s Unlimited Ultra4 car #4474 will be the first pro class car to take the green flag during the famous King of the Hammers week held in Johnson Valley, CA February 3-9.  Richie Carter, the three-time driver of the team’s Falken sponsored car will be the first to tackle the qualifier course on Tuesday morning when racing begins.  The course remains a heavily guarded secret, but this premier starting position offers the team a clean race course, before the other 150+ racers have had a chance to dig it up and alter its difficulty.  This could prove to be a huge advantage for this seasoned racer. Read More→

Race Prep RacingMarch 14, 2012, Simi Valley, CA:  The 4474 Race Prep Racing team known for consistency and perseverance encountered a day ending break at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, CA on February 10, 2012. At race mile 68 (of 171 miles) the driver Richie Carter was told by his pit crew that fluid wasn’t going to be enough to keep the rear differential happy.  Carter, thinking he was simply leaking a little fluid from the rear axle due to a seal failure, had planned to add fluid at the pits as needed.  But when he stopped there for fluid and fuel the crew had to tell him the issue was larger than that.  Upon further inspection it seemed the rear axle housing had suffered a break at the spindle and the axle was being held together by the brakes on the passenger side.  The team had no choice but to end their race efforts there. Read More→

American RockSports Challenge Video

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Ultra4 Racing created a new style of race last month at Miller Motorsports Park by combining short course and rock crawling. The result was a spectacular race full of high jumps, gnarly roll overs and intense racing.

The driving and the footage were so impressive that we asked Will Gentile of Heavy Metal Concepts to create a highlight video of the event that included coverage from the Dactyl Camera sponsored by Falken Tire which captured some amazing aerial shots of the action!

The following video combines never-before-seen footage, awesome driving, and great editing! We hope you enjoy the video and please share it on your web sites and social media sites!

Ultra4 American Rocksports Challenge Video: