Archive for NorCal Rock Racing

Saturday April 5th racing Starts at 9am in Rancho Cordova, CA at Prairie City SVRA  Rain or Shine Event 

NorCalRockRace BowerMedia 1RANCHO CORDOVA, CA    APRIL 2, 2014: With a $5,000 purse to be awarded to the Pro 4400 4×4 teams and another $5,000 in product and gift certificates for other class winners, the 2014 RuffStuff NorCal Rock Racing Presented by Sinister Diesel series kicks off it’s 7th season this weekend at the Prairie City SVRA, a 20 minute drive from Sacramento, CA.  The NorCal Rock Racing track is the only rock racing course that is 100% viewable from the spectator areas.  “We are excited to kick off the 7th year of NorCal Rock Racing, I can’t believe that we have been doing it this long!” said John Goodby, promoter and track builder.  “We are expecting a 50+ car count for this first race including the 2012 series Champion Jake Hallenbeck will be coming back to defend his title.” Read More→


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Fresno, CA-Team Trail-Gear Racing took home top honors at the NorCal Rock Race in Prairie City, California on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Driver Matt Messer and co-driver James Schofield beat out more than a dozen drivers in the 4400 class to stand at the top spot on the podium.

Team Trail-Gear started off strong by beating out the entire field in their first heat and running a close second to Alex Hardaway despite a flat tire in the second heat to earn a front row start position in the main race. The main race lasted only 17 minutes but provided a lot of action for both the racers and the spectators. “Alex Hardaway had a clean shot from his start position, but he got hung up on the first rock section,” describes Messer “I rammed him to get him off the rocks. He rolled in the next rock section opening the door for us. James [Schofield] gave me the thumbs-up so I hammered it. We stayed out front all the way to the checkered flag.” Read More→

Fresno, CA-Trail-Gear has just announced that they will be the title sponsor of the final race in the 2012 NorCal Rock Racing Championship Series and for the entire 2013 series. “Team Trail-Gear had such a great time racing in the first two races of the series that we wanted to offer our support,” said Matt Messer, Trail-Gear CEO. Messer competed in Team Trail-Gear’s new Ultra 4 buggy in the 4400 class at the second race in the series. Team Trail Gear Racing co-driver, James Schofield, competed in the first race of the series in the 4 & 6 Cylinder Sportsman class with the Trail-Gear F-Toy. Read More→

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA    OCTOBER 20, 2010:  The Nor-Cal Rock Race on Saturday October 16th was entertaining for the spectators, and a lot of fun for the competitors with hundreds of dollars in prizes to win, and a $2,000 cash pro purse.  “We had so much fun, it was the best $200 entry fee I have spent!”   Randy Avery, who raced a red jeep on 35” tires, took the win for the Metal Cloak team and left with $1600 of cash in his pocket.

Even though the list of drivers was short, the action that they brought to the course was crowd pleasing.  “From the middle of the track you could heard the crowd laughing, cheering, and ohhing,” said John Goodby, Event Producer. “Especially when they starting racing side by side and literally went wheel to wheel.”  NorCal Rock Racing is short course racing with large rock piles, dirt obstacles and lots of turns that make it a perfect match for the Ultra4 cars all the way to Sportsman Class trail rock crawlers that want to prove they can go fast through the rocks too. Read More→

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA    SEPTEMBER 27, 2010:  NorCal Rock Racing comes to the Prairie City OHV Area on Saturday October 16th for a one day, edge of your seat, spectacularly aggressive rock racing.  With a $2000 guaranteed Pro Purse, the drivers list will be stacked with high profile racers including the Trent Fab and NorCal Rock Racing buggies. Read More→